A night stand for under $20

posted on August 20, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating  |  16 Comments
A night stand for under $20
i’m so excited to be posting over here at HOW DOES SHE! oh how i adore this site!! well, i pondered several ideas over with alison, and this was the one she liked the most!!!A night stand for under $20we moved into our home almost exactly one year ago and our “old” bedroom furniture made it’s way to our extra bedroom, but our mattress found it’s way on our floor…..for almost a year! i kept my mouth shut, but my sweet hubby knew that i was DYING to get furniture!

A night stand for under $20
when he told me we could go on vacation this year or buy the bed that i was dreaming of, i knew that a “vacation spot” would most likely be waiting for us next year. . .
A night stand for under $20

so. . . .good things come to those who wait! but wait? we got the bed, right?

well, we did buy the bed, but he said i didn’t include the mattress in my discussion. . .so again, we waited almost 2 months, and finally got a mattress to fit the bed!

so. . .now i need a nightstand! i wanted something completely different, but yet, something on the romantic side!

well, i fell in love with the terrific trio table from ballard designs, but of course, i wouldn’t dare pay that for my nightstand!!
so i had to get crafty. . .and by crafty. . .i mean cheap!A night stand for under $20

i found this table at a thrift store for 4 dollars, but they are sold at wal-mart and k-mart for around 10 dollars!

A night stand for under $20

i knew that the height would be a bit of an issue due to hubby’s nightstand standing taller. .. so i thought and thought how to raise it up a tad!

HA! after tripping over some blocks, it came to me! glue those little suckers together and then glue them to my table! next, i bought a large round tablecloth for 7 dollars, trimmed in a delicate crocheted lace. and i placed my wal-mart glass ($6) on top! but it just wasn’t right, so i searched and searched ebay for the “right” antique crocheted or fringed tablecloth, but i couldn’t find one in my price range for what i wanted.A night stand for under $20
as i was cleaning out the linen closet, i came across an embroidered blanket that was given to us as a wedding present and the light bulb went off!

A night stand for under $20


so here is my nightstand for under 20 dollars!!!

A night stand for under $20

i L-O-V-E it! plenty of hidden storage underneath, as well!

A night stand for under $20

feel free to come and visit my blog anytime at
{ jessica leigh blog }

Okay this is Alison, and I had to add a few things.  Jessica is an amazing photographer and has some fun ideas that I wanted to make sure you saw.

So when I was over poking around Jessica’s site and I found this idea.  Wait until you see what she did with this once ugly table leaf.

Or how about…boiling a mans shirts!?!  Seriously, there is a cozy idea behind this one.

Boiling a shirt…humm.

Okay and her Front Porch!  I want her to come and decorate mine!

These look like they came out of a magazine and she redid it herself!

Thanks Jessica for guest posting on HowDoesShe.  You have amazing talents and thanks for sharing!

A night stand for under $20

    1. August 20th, 2010 at 7:22 am
      Kate says:
      Such a great idea! Thanks Jessica.
    2. August 20th, 2010 at 10:44 am
      Kate says:
      Looks wonderful! Best part - it's inexpensive. Gotta love those cheap round tables. But I like the way you thought of how to make it taller.
    3. August 20th, 2010 at 12:43 pm
      Leanna says:
      Where did you get the bed spread? I love it! I can never find one that is pretty, romantic and not overly girly!
    4. August 20th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
      jessica says:
      thank you guys for featuring me! i'm still in shock!!

      love you all. . .i've got so many great ideas from you all!!!

      thanks again and god bless you three and this amazing blog!!!!
    5. August 24th, 2010 at 11:29 am
      jessica says:
      hey! the bedspread came from jcpenney!
    6. August 25th, 2010 at 9:33 am
      Pittypat Paperie says:
      Your table turned out great. Love that candle.
      .-= Pittypat Paperie´s last blog ..Getting a Jump on Halloween =-.
    7. August 25th, 2010 at 11:56 am
      Ashley says:
      Ok so I am now dying! We are moving soon & I want to do redo my bedroom! So I looked at JCPenny for the bedspread but there are so many & they never look the same in their pictures. Do you know the brand and/or the name of the design??? Also did the bedskirt come with it??? I HAVE to have that bedskirt!!! Your room is exactly what I want to do to my room!!! Thank you thank you! Your room & table looks beautiful! Great job!!! :)
    8. August 25th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
      jdzjane says:
      Where did the bed skirt come from? I love how its got the ruffle on the bottom!!
    9. August 25th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
      Kelly says:
      OMG!!! I love, love what you have done!!! The furniture, decor and of course that handy table!! Such a creative idea (love that you threw on the blanket as well! Looks great!!) I am wondering the samething myself (about the bedding and bedskirt) I couldn't find it on the website for Penny's and the bedskirt just completes everything! Great Job!
    10. August 25th, 2010 at 2:49 pm
      Nikki says:
      where is your bed from? Love it and have been waiting YEARS to buy the bedroom furniture. Why is it always the last room we do?
    11. August 25th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
      Teena says:
      I especially love the candle and wondered where you can find them? Everything looks great!
    12. August 26th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
      patty says:
      great job, jessica! your finished bedroom is devine and i've always loved that shot of your front porch~ there's one more not here... that's the one of your kitchen, as colorful and cozy and whimsical...love,love,love!
      .-= patty´s last blog ..tattered wings =-.
    13. August 30th, 2010 at 7:10 pm
      jessica says:
      hey guys....
      the bed came from knoxville wholesale furniture. it's broyhill.

      the bedskirt came from k-mart. it's country living.

      the bedspread came from jcpenney. it's american living and it's modern country. it's not on the website anymore, but it's on ebay. the bedskirt that came with the set wasn't as "romantic" as i liked, but i LOVE the one from k-mart!!!!

      anymore questions, just leave the questions on my blog!

      thanks so much for loving it!!!!
      .-= jessica´s last blog .. more 4 year photos at the fair =-.
    14. August 30th, 2010 at 7:12 pm
      jessica says:
      and the candle. . sorry.
      it came from hobby lobby!!! it's one of the ones that takes batteries!!! super neat!!!
      .-= jessica´s last blog .. more 4 year photos at the fair =-.
    15. September 17th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
      Claire says:
      I love it! So creative! I got creative genes in me, but honestly, and I don't know why, but I hate buying things second hand or even third hand, etc. Me and my dad are going to be making my headboard, maybe even get my mom in there to do buttons. But honestly, I'm buying mine from Wal-Mart, haha
    16. September 17th, 2013 at 4:26 pm
      Claire says:
      Well, I mean, I'm buying my nightstands from Wal-Mart and making the headboard. Sorry, a lot of times I don't make sense.
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