Nice ‘n’ navy nightstands

A magician always has a favourite trick, and I’ve decided decorators do, too. Mine is a simple one that never fails to amaze my audiences: sawing an end table in half to transform it into two nightstands.

How do I love this DIY? Let me count the ways.

  1. It’s inexpensive because you either already have a crummy old end table in the basement, or you can buy for a few bucks at a yard sale or thrift shop.
  2. It gives a new life to something that might end up tossed or ignored.
  3. It takes up far less space than full-sized end tables or store-bought nightstands.
  4. It’s easy to do, and takes nothing more than a circular saw or jigsaw — maybe even just a hand saw, if you’re into old-school tools.
  5. And, finally, it gives you a set of perfectly matching nightstands that make any bedroom look more finished.

So when I was working on a secret bedroom makeover for a client and she mentioned that we needed nightstands, it took no time at all to find a set of heavy wooden end tables in her basement …

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