10 Creative DIY Nightstand Projects

We all know that the bed is the focal point in bedroom decorating, but nightstands set the bed off! In other words, aside from the fact that they hold your lamps, and last nights novel… they are pretty important from a design standpoint as well… So to get right to it, we have found you some of the most creative DIY nightstand projects out there, and brought them all to you in this post… We hope you will give one a try! Want to know which one was our fav? Read through to the end to find out!

DIY Nightstand



Our featured project, above, is a scrap wood nightstand with rustic chic style, and it’s an easy project at that!

Design Sponge has got this really unique project for us, with the instructions… a cheese box nightstand! Just inspires us that almost anything can have table legs (or casters) added to it!

Cheese box nightstand


Craft Habit saw an Urban Outfitters nightstand they loved, and made a great DIY dupe for much less!

Urban Outfitters nightstand


Want to just build a simple nightstand? Ana White has a pdf with complete plans for this perfect little project…

Build a nightstand


Another simple first nightstand by Ana White, with plans!



Another example of a DIY nightstand made with Ana Whites plans, from Grounded Housewife.



This DIY nightstand is pretty self explanatory, and pretty cute! Make sure you attach the crate to studs to make it sturdy.



Cool idea for inspiration, once again, just add legs or casters!



We found these really cool Mid Century Modern DIY nightstands on Instagram…we did a little research for the plans, but the person who posted it claims there doesn’t need to be any…they are just a box with legs! And they really are just that easy!



Finally, one more creative DIY nightstand… using stacked luggage as a table! Love this idea from Freshome!


So, what was our favorite DIY nightstand? We love the scrap wood nightstand in our featured photo… and it looks so easy! Then again, you gotta love that cheese box nightstand, and I KNOW Steve loved those mid century ones… So Im going with…all of them! Which one can you see in your home? Any that you would never use, and why?

Image Credits: Freshome, Instructables, Design Sponge, Craft Habit, Ana White, Ana White, Grounded Housewife, DIY Home Cuteness, Santa Mariah, Instagram



  1. May 4, 2016 / 5:47 am

    This is such an informative DIY post. Mostly they are about bedroom decors in general but very few give these detailed links and sources. Thanks for the share. đŸ™‚

  2. January 14, 2015 / 3:39 am

    Really cool post. I really like the Mid Century Modern table. Thanks

  3. Gigi
    September 23, 2014 / 6:09 am

    My favorite is the cheese box!! It just has so much character!

    • donna
      February 16, 2015 / 1:11 am


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