NY Good Questions: How Can I Pimp Out My Nightstand?

NY Good Questions: How Can I Pimp Out My Nightstand?

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 17, 2008

Dear AT,

I'm hoping that AT's creative readers can help me "pimp out my nightstand."

I'm unhappy with the bedside table, the lamp, and the clock.

I've been thinking about either a white or a mirrored nightstand, but I haven't been able to find one that works.

I'd like it to contrast a little with the traditional bed rather than match the style exactly. (The bed is cherry and not quite as dark in person as it looks in the photo.)

The nightstand needs to be no wider than 22" and ideally 25-30" tall...

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At least one shelf is a must for my bedtime reading, and a drawer would be a huge plus.

Alternatively, perhaps I could paint the nightstand I currently have -- but what color?

White seems too "nursery" for this Ikea table -- maybe a medium blue to play off the pale blue wall?

I'd also love suggestions for a good lamp and clock to go on the table.

A nice vintage-looking alarm clock would be fantastic, but it would need to have glow-in-the-dark hands. And no ticking!

Thanks! Lauri

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