For a while now I have been using a stack of magazines and books as a bedside table and it was starting to irritate me no end each time I entered the bedroom and glanced at my side of the bed! Clearly, I desperately needed a new bedside table and as we are about to renovate and my bedroom will be completely different once finished, I was reluctant to spend a lot of money on something that might not work in the room post-renovation. I also didn't want to spend a medium amount of money on a stop gap bedside table that I didn't love. Instead, I popped into our local Salvos store and picked up this rather ugly bookshelf for $15.
I gave it a light sand and a new coat of paint and I am delighted with the end result. After the renovation is complete and once I have found the perfect bedside tables I am going to move it to the future guest bedroom as a new bedside table where it will work perfectly next to my old black wrought iron bed that is currently stored under the house. Well, I hope it will work anyway!