23 DIY Cheap Nightstands | DIY Formula

23 DIY Cheap Nightstands

If you ran out of bedroom decorating ideas or you just want to save some money and also enjoy a unique design, the following cheap nightstands are the answer to your problems. It’s hard to resist such amazing designs, especially since the tutorials are easy to follow and the designs are so fabulous.

The selection of cheap nightstands can change the way in which your bedroom looks. It’s amazing how such simple pieces of furniture can act both as bedside storage and as an element of décor, too.

1. Furniture Night Stands

Find out how easy it is to create your own DIY nightstands.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1 hour

Materials used:

  • 2 Unfinished Milk Crates
  • Stain or Paint of your choice
  • Wood Glue
  • Screws/Nails (optional)

2. A Set of Nightstands

Get more storage space in your bedroom with the help of some cheap DIY nightstands.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Duration: a few hours

Materials used:

  • Hardwood plywood
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Gorilla Wood Glue
  • Screws
  • Whitewood
  • Nails
  • Airstrike Stapler
  • Miter saw
  • Wood stain (any color you want)

3. Affordable Nightstands

Inexpensive nightstands that are easily upcycled and quite a sight for sore eyes.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a couple of hours

Materials used:

  • Ammonia and water
  • Paper towels
  • Sanding block
  • Wood filler (optional)
  • Spray primer
  • FLAT paint
  • Clear gloss spray enamel
  • Paint brush
  • Sponge brush
  • Mask
  • Cane webbing
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

4. White Stenciled Nightstand

Small DIY nightstands that are easy to make over the weekend.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 3 hours

Materials used:

  • Scrap wood
  • Stencils
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint
  • Brush

5. Rustic Nightstand

You can use wood pallets to create a rustic nightstand or you can buy an old nightstand from a yard sale or a thrift store.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 5 hours

Materials used:

  • Enameled paint
  • Orbital sander
  • Brush
  • Sandpaper

6. Black and White Striped Nightstand

If you are looking for a modern and cheap nightstand, this DIY tutorial can really help you out.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1-2 hours

Materials used:

  • SELJE nightstand (from Ikea)
  • 1/2″ electrical tape
  • Spray paint for metal

7. DIY Nightstand

Learn how to turn an old stool into a fabulous looking modern DIY nightstand.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 20 minutes

Materials used:

  • Repurposed stool or new stool from Ikea

8. Cheap Nightstand Design Ideas

Learn how to make a nightstand with bun feet by following a very useful and simple tutorial.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a few hours

Materials used:

  • Hardwood plywood
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Gorilla Wood Glue
  • Screws
  • Whitewood
  • Nails
  • Airstrike Stapler
  • Miter saw
  • Wood stain (any color you want)
  • Bun feet

9. Garage Sale Repurposed Table

You can turn a table bought from a garage sale into a cool nightstand by following some easy steps.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 2-3 hours

Materials used:

  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Light sanding
  • Hand sander
  • Paint

10. DIY Crate Nightstand

You can have a tall and cheap nightstand by repurposing some old crates.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1-2 minutes

Materials used:

  • Two crates

11. DIY Mirrored Nightstand

Learn how to turn a simple dresser into a mirrored nightstand.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 5-6 hours

Materials used:

  • Chrome spray paint
  • Mirror adhesive
  • Pieces of mirror (cut at the local glass store)

12. Rustic Pallet Nightstand

Use wood pallet to create your own fine looking DIY nightstand.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 3-4 hours

Materials used:

  • Pallet preferably a weathered one
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Glue
  • Piece of triplex or some other piece of thin plywood.
  • Satin finish wood stain (water based)

13. The Dresser Hack

Turn a dresser into a spectacular nightstand that looks like an expensive piece of furniture, not a budget DIY.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Duration: 2-3 hours

Materials used:

  • Ikea dresser
  • Pendant pulls
  • Gemstones

14. The Basic Nightstand

Turn a stack of magazines into a basic DIY nightstand if you like an industrial, minimalist style.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Materials used:

  • Ribbon or twine
  • Stack of papers

15. The French Inspired Nightstand

Upcycle old nightstands and give them a glamorous glow that will beautify your bedroom on a budget.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a couple of hours

Materials used:

  • Chalk paint
  • A knob

16. From Bookcase to Nightstand

Turn an old bookcase into a wonderful, cheap DIY nightstand with a couple of easy and affordable tricks.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a few hours

Materials used:

  • Nails
  • Wallpaper
  • Paint
  • Lime wax
  • Wood legs

17. Cheap Nightstands Ideas

The right type of paint can turn a simple nightstand into a magnificent one.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 1-2 hours

Materials used:

  • Paint (of your choice)

18. Stunning Distressed Nightstand

Give a vintage glow to a simple nightstand just by following an easy DIY project.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: a few hours

Materials used:

  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Gold wax
  • Gold spray paint

19. Turn a Dresser into a Pet Bed and a Nightstand

Make a multipurpose nightstand with the help of some neat DIY tips and tricks.

Level of difficulty: easy

Duration: 6-7 hours

Materials used:

  • Wooden dresser
  • Primer
  • Lacquer
  • 3/4 sheet of plywood
  • Batting
  • Bed board
  • Drawer hardware

20. The Industrial Nightstand

Turn a dresser into an industrial nightstand without too much effort.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Materials used:

  • Paint
  • Dresser
  • Hardware

21. DIY Hanging Nightstand

For a minimalist DIY nightstand, try the hanging twine and wooden stakes. The effect of this floating DIY nightstand is striking and it will add an edgy touch to any room.

Duration: 1 hour

Materials used:

  • Ceiling hook
  • Screws
  • Wooden stakes
  • Dril
  • Twine

22. Mirrored DIY nightstand

Mirrored nightstands look amazing, but they can cost an arm and a leg. Here’s how you can cut down on expenses and still have a gorgeous piece of furniture next to your bed.

Duration: 1 hour

Materials used:

  • Old nightstand
  • Mirrored glass
  • Mirror, Marble & Granite Adhesive
  • Knobs
  • Glue (E600)
  • Metallic Silver Spray Paint
  • Clamps

23. DIY Marble Nightstand

A peaceful bedroom in muted grays or pastels will look splendid with a DIY marble nightstand. This one hour project will save you money and leave you with a gorgeous piece of furniture.

Duration: 1 hour

Materials used:

  • Nightstand
  • Foam brushes
  • Knob
  • Marble contact paper
  • Paint

Cheap nightstands are really a thing now for all the right reasons. They are affordable, they come in so many unique designs and you can adapt what supplies you have to fit your bedroom’s interior design. The tutorials mentioned above focus on simple tips and tricks that will help you save time and money when making amazing nightstands.

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