Published on August 12th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lack Shelves as Bedside Table

Materials: Lack wall shelves, Byholma basket

Description: We were looking for new bedside tables to match our new bed but everything we were finding was either too expensive, too short, or both.

So we used two small Lack shelves ($9.99 each) and a Byholma basket ($5.99) for storage and for the cost of just over half of what the other bedside tables were we got two custom ones that we could fit to the exact height we wanted.

Total cost for one new table: $25.97.

I also used the Lillholmen toothbrush holder with cup as a bedside water glass idea that I saw posted a while ago.

~ A

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Jules Yap

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12 Responses to Lack Shelves as Bedside Table

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is fantastic! I am about to re-do my bedroom, building a walk-in-closet but the plans are leaving us without room for a nightstand. This is absolutely brilliant! I am adding a third shelf making the middle shelf my book/magazine shelf & using a sleeker looking box. Thanks for this great idea!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Great hack! If I wouldn’t have bought the nightstand at IKEA, I would have done this :)

  3. SarahB says:

    I like this too. Great for a small space. I also love the bedside cup. I always have water next to my bed and have knocked it over multiple times.

  4. Lova says:

    Shelves to the beds are fun.This is something new, exciting. I like this.

  5. Michael says:

    I like it. Visual re-purposing counts as a hack in my book. Just because you didn’t cut something up doesn’t mean it isn’t creative.

  6. Amalthea says:

    It is a hack alright, and a pretty funky one too. I was looking for a bedside solution and didn’t like any of the ready-made ones. But I love this solution. It’s conveniently wall-mounted (mopping without moving furniture – yay!), cheap and elegant. Thanks for posting :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    OK, not the most radical repurposing, but I like the idea of putting the two shelves together with something else in a way that looks like one unit, that is a novel way of looking at them. I would have located the charger cable more discreetly though. Still looking for a good way to do this on my bedside table (Moppe drawer unit mounted to the wall).

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well I like it!! I have a tiny space next to my bed so this has helped me! I like the basket too.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Jules, I’m using an IKEA kitchen table as a desk… Can I submit my ‘hack’??

  10. Anonymous says:

    These are shelves meant to go on the wall, right? I don’t see the hack here. They are wall shelves, you put them on a wall, and are using them to hold a basket.

    It might look nicer if there were more space between the top of the basket and the top shelf. And maybe the remote could go inside the basket, and the binder clip with the charger cable could be relocated.

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