home: made [ diy bedside tables ]

home: made [ diy bedside tables ]

We love this collating of DIY bedside tables on The Kindest Way. A great selection of modern well designed ideas and simple tutorials that would result in unique furniture for the home.

All can be adapted with size and colour to suit your interior, and often use very minimal materials and with easy to follow instructions, it’s not too scary for novice DIYers!


home: made [ concrete furniture ]

home: made [ concrete furniture ]

We love the use of concrete within the home. It’s an affordable, versatile and a very beautiful material.

Concrete fans will love the collation of great DIYs with concrete that Remodelista have brought together.

Some are so simple purely using the weight and strength of concrete to create the structure.

home: made [ bedside shelving ]

home: made [ bedside shelving ]

January is definitely a good time for new interior ideas and DIY projects, and with purse strings being a little tighter after Christmas, a good affordable DIY is a good option.

We love this staggered upwards box shelving idea from Homesthetics which as well as being stylish, it’s practical offering a decent amount of shelving and storage for a company space as the space is gained going upwards.

Head to high street stores for affordable box shelves to work with in staggered formation up the wall. We found good options at IKEA, IKEA, Dunelm and MrHousey.

home: nice price [ side table ]

home: nice price [ side table ]

We spotted this lovely mid century style bed side table on laredoute.co.uk. Currently in the sale with 50% off, so why not splash out and get a pair!

With walnut vaneer and hairpin legs this piece can also double up as a side table in a lounge.

Available now for £54.50 from laredoute.co.uk

home:favourite thing [ clock ] 

home: favourite thing [ clock ] 

The new SNOFSA table clock from Ikea is a perfect addition to a bedroom. Not only is it a great style, a nod to Art Deco with a slightly modernised silhouette, but also the clever designers have introduced a silent mechanism so no annoying ticking sound. 

In a brass coloured finish, it’s on trend, and just £12. 

home: made [ mid century table ]

home: made [ mid century table ]

Why buy a standard bedside table when you can make your own. And no need to make it complicated. This simple mid century inspired table is made from just 4 pieces of plywood and 4 hair pin legs.

This diy make can be adapted to any size table, maybe a coffee table or console will work for you. With the addition of some wood glue, nails and a screwdriver you are good to go.

Follow the tutorial at burkatron.com

home: made [ bedside tables ] 

home: made [ bedside tables ] 

Whether you’re handy enough to build a DIY table or can just get hold of random objects, there are numerous ideas to use to create unique simple structures that can act as a stylish beside table. 

There are tutorials to build simple structures but also it’s about using other pieces of furniture or structures that can have an alternative use as a bedside unit. Try hunting for wooden crates, mini step ladders, floating shelves or an upturned steel bucket or bin.

For the simplest idea try using a stool as a table. It’s just the right height to be perfect beside a bed and there’s so much choice to match a interior styling theme – wood, copper, cork etc and can of course be painted to suit the colour palette. It’s a cheap option when a stool could be picked up for low prices from high street stores including IKEA and Dunelm or hunt through carboot sales, charity furniture shops or vintage fairs for bargains that can be used in their rustic or industrial state or upcycled with paint, fabric or even decoupage. 

Crates are great as a ready made cube to both offer storage inside and a flat surface on the top. Add caster wheels or screw in legs to add an extra level to the design. Ensure the condition of the crate with smoothing down any rough edges, and waxing, varnishing or painting. 

Stacked items can also form bedside units – try bricks, concrete blocks, vintage cases, glass bricks or even bottle crates. The simplest item stacked as they are or topped with a simple square of wood or a large tile can be an easy way to produce a unique surface and a cool piece for a bedroom. 

Keep your eyes pealed for bargains that can be turned into pieces of furniture and follow on Pinterest for inspiration. 

1 Adding wheels to an upturned crate 

2 Follow tutorials for guidance to make unique furniture

3 On-trend concrete – easily used in the home 

4 Stacking vintage suitcase – great storage and a solid surface. Hunt eBay and vintage fairs. 

5 Simply stack books or magazines and top with a square of wood or glass or simply one larger hard back book

6 Quirky idea to use a suspended swing shelf as a bedside table 

7 Gorgeous cork SINNERLIG stool from IKEA £50 

8 Try Etsy, EBay or Not On The High Street for crates or take your time hunting antiques and vintage fairs. 

9 Crates when stacked, create simple shelving