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.


Ahlam Zaid
Ahlam Zaid5 years ago

Like it so much

Kelly Rogers
Kelly Rogers5 years ago

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

Lean Towards Y.
Past Member 5 years ago

I like the new ideas in up-cycling.

KS Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Isabel Ramirez
Isabel Ramirez6 years ago

love the way this looks:)

Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago


May Howie
may Howie6 years ago

smart idea

Akin Adelakun
Akin Adelakun6 years ago

interesting article! thanks

sandra m.
Past Member 6 years ago

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!

Sheri P.
Sheri P6 years ago

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