April 26, 2016

DIY Barstool Nightstand

Hello lovelies! 
 For the longest time, Caleb and I had these boring, black nightstands from Wal-Mart. They had no storage other than the top of the table and were definitely not cute. Especially when the most of our furniture was white and gray; the black looked way out of place.
Then one day on pinterest I saw something similar to this and they seemed perfect! I went to my parents house, found these bar stools that had been there forever and went to work. Here's how you can make one yourself!

You will need:
Bar stool
Roll of Twine

1. Sand down the entire bar stool
2. Paint the bar stool a color of your choice and let dry

Forming the Shelves
(This step was the most time consuming)
1. Begin by wrapping the twine around one of the wooden supports and then the one parallel to it.
2. Repeat this step, pulling as tightly as you can. 
3. As you wrap the twine, push the rows together as close as possible. This ensures that the shelf is as strong as it possibly can be.
5. When you can't wrap anymore, tie a knot connecting the end of your twine to one of the rows against the legs.  For additionally security you could hot glue the knot against the leg.
6. Repeat this step for the supports on the bottom as well.

And voila! You're new nightstands are now done! I love the extra storage the shelves of this nightstand add and they are the perfect height for my bed.
If you end up trying this project out, let me know! I'd love to see the finished product


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