Published on June 11th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Bedroom series #3: Bedside tables to complete the look

Next are things that make your bedroom complete, like these bedside tables.

Rebecca’s mirrored bedside table
Am absolutely loving this. Tres chic. Rebecca says, “We had wanted chic yet simple mirrored bedside tables and really didn’t want to spend all the $ for them. We already had 1 Fornbro table

(can’t find the link on Ikea’s site) so I bought 1 more and took the tops to a local glass store. For $15/mirror, they custom-cut a new top. A little glue and – voila – modern yet simple mirrored bedside tables. And all for about $60.

mirrored bedside tableSee more of her mirrored table on her design blog.

Dave’s nightstand
Dave tells me, “I needed a bedside table/nightstand and didn’t see any that I liked. Instead, I took a Mikeal drawer unit, intended for a workspace, and built it without the wheels on the bottom or the large file-drawer (so only with the two drawers on the top). The result is a great looking and functional bedside table at the perfect height.”

bedside table

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Bedroom series #2: Bedposts can be hacked too
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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to Bedroom series #3: Bedside tables to complete the look

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s the barcelona chair. Designed by Rohe and Reich

  2. Johann says:

    That last picture has a black leather chair on the bottom left corner. What is that?

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  3. c-marie says:

    I use this same piece as a bedside table. I kept the casters and the bottom drawer because I needed the storage and… well I just didn’t think to leave the casters off. An added bonus is that I also have the Mikael desk in my room, so there is now some reference between my workspace and sleeping space, which there wasn’t much of before.

  4. That table is just amazing !!

  5. jAnO! says:

    love your barcelona

  6. Alexa says:

    Caitlin, look back to the end of May for the Bjuron wall display…

    You could also just put up a floating shelf or screw a different kind of box to the wall.

  7. Caitlin @ Clutter Cubed says:


    Does anyone know if there’s something at Ikea that could be used for “floating” bedside tables? An in, ones that attach to the wall instead of having legs?

  8. kostia says:

    I have the Mikael file cabinet too. I actually assembled it twice because I screwed up the bottom drawer the first time (you’re to leave the bottom off if you want to use it for files).

    I’ve just inherited a big curvy desk top, and in my new place I was thinking about using these cabinets for the “legs” of my new desk … but the casters seemed a dealbreaker. How simple to just leave them off! And I love the open look of no bottom drawer. Yay for the idea.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I have the same alarm clock!!
    Love the table.

  10. Markus says:

    Great idea! I had the exact same idea. I was looking at my same Mikael file cabinet and thought they would make perfect nightstands, because they look good and they’re taller than others. Thanks for validating this idea!

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