It has a flat surface to set your drink and cell phone on top! It also has tonnes of space for storage inside as well!! Unfortunately it doesn't quite match the décor look I was going for in my bedroom!! I seriously know a good handful of peeps that are also rocking storage bin as nightstands!! One friend has had them for over 5 years and has given up on finding nightstands!! And another friend has even gone as far as buying bins to match the color of her bedding!! I sure hope that this trend doesn't catch on... because it is UGG-goo-LY!!!
Enough was enough!! I needed to get me some nightstands!! The problem I was having was that all the nightstands I liked were too short!! Our old ones were actually the perfect height! They fit in our old bedroom quite nicely! Unfortunately, they looked a little small and dinky in our new larger bedroom! Their new home is now in the guest room where they look quite nice! So I've been on the hunt for a similar nightstand just a little wider for our bedroom... but with zero luck!! Tall, wide and simple nightstands do NOT exist!! I started to expand my search to include occasional tables and sofa end tables which are generally wider! The problem is that they usually have no storage! I also thought of getting a dresser but was worried that it might look very visually heavy anchoring both sides of the bed! So I gave up looking and hence the reason why I have had a green storage bin as a nightstand for the last year!!
Husband and I had some time to kill before our matinee movie date the other day, so we popped into Ikea!! Good ol' Ikea is so much better without a baby in tow btw!! Anyways, I spotted the Malm 3 drawer dresser and noted that it was a good height... maybe a tad tall! Plus it looked very solid... solid as in one big honkin' chunk of dark wood! Not so good!
I walked away... but some cosmic force kept pulling me back towards the Malm! Images of Malm Ikea hacks kept popping up in my head! Look how good these hacks look: (myoverlays.com)
Can you believe how good these look? And all from the same plain Jane Malm dresser!! I was convinced I could make this dresser work as a nightstand! Plus with an Ikea price-tag, Husband was all for it!! So we dragged two of these dressers home and I put Husband to work building them!! Yup that's what you do when you're old and it's your anniversary... you build Ikea furniture!! Haha!!
In the end, I decided that all these dressers needed were some nice handles! Luckily we had a box of left over kitchen cabinet pulls, so no need to spend anymore moola!! If any of you are interested in a hack, seriously check out myoverlays.com... they have decorative panels for all sorts of Ikea furniture!! I'm itching to try them, so I might have to make up a new project sometime in the future!!
Anyways, here's how our bedroom looks with our new dresser-nightstands!! Oh yah, we got new lamps too!! Husband picked out some old people lamps... but I decided that I don't want to be old! So I made the executive decision to get these trendy looking clear turquoise glass lamps!! I have a thing for clear coloured glass right now!! Pat on the back for me for injecting a tiny little bit of color into our space!! What do you think? Better than the storage bin? Haha!