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DIY: Vintage Step Ladder as Bedside Table

DIY: Vintage Step Ladder as Bedside Table

It’s fun to put a new spin on an old piece, which is why we love this idea of using a vintage painter’s stepladder for an impromptu bedside table. Perfectly tiered for books and personal goods, one can be easily sourced from Ebay or Etsy (like this one shown above, currently on offer from Crown Willow), or maybe even your backyard!

For more unique bedside table ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts: Bedroom: DIY Bedside Shelf and DIY: Concrete Block Tables.

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1:32AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Like it so much

12:09PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

interesting. I guess as long as you do not have to much next to your bed. When is the drawer for ummm

4:17PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

I like the new ideas in up-cycling.

9:27PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Thanks for the article.

10:53AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

love the way this looks:)

9:35PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011


3:26PM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

smart idea

3:15AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

interesting article! thanks

11:54AM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

I've seen this idea before and think it's cute,however,I would have one heck of a mess when things fell off.-lamp,clock-reading materials..and if you're going to read in bed, of course,you need a beverage-I do anyway.And with a beverage,I have coasters.Most times,I read for 2+ hours or more.-Then I have a couple of sentimental items also.No..not practical for me but in a guest bedroom a possibility.I really like your idea Nancy P.--a cat tree is perfect!

7:59PM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Cool but the "shelves" are a bit narrow....

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