being divorced and unemployed pretty much limits my shopping range, meaning places like room&board and crate&barrel are pretty much out. possibly forever. luckily, i love ikea, which generally matches most of my design sensibilities without tearing too big of a hole in my pocket. my room is mostly finished, and i am quite happy with it. while i am not ready to showcase the full room yet, i will first show you my one "diy" piece: my nightstand.
i can be very particular. i want things to be just so, especially when it comes to my furniture, something i see and use daily. i bookmarked several nightstands and except for a west elm nightstand i didn't want to pay for, i had trouble finding something that would fit the bill. but after looking through what seemed like every product on ikea.com, i settled on turning the expedit wall shelf into a nightstand by adding hairpin legs.
hairpin legs are my FAVORITE.
aren't they magnificent? !
i bought my 8" legs made to order from hairpinlegs.com and attached them to a white ikea expedit wall shelf and added a two-drawer insert. if you want to make this nightstand, you'll also need a drill.
i also rust proofed the legs before screwing them on, since i bought the raw steel hairpin legs. just in case. i just did a few coats since my nightstand lives indoors (the can recommended something like 6 coats?). the legs are also available in brushed stainless steel, but i prefer the raw look... which is also slightly cheaper.
i kind of really want a second nightstand, but i don't have anywhere to put it... nor do i really need it. how unfortunate.
oh, and before i forget, happy new year! !