Like a lot of so-called "temporary solutions," Angelica of Once Again, My Dear Irene wound up using two IKEA LACK coffee tables as nightstands for five years, despite their less-than-ideal low height. Still, they were inexpensive and did the job...until she found a way to turn them into something that both looked and functioned better by the bed.
The project involves taking apart a couple of the tables, and adding corbels to create a two-tiered nightstand that looks sophisticated and very non-IKEA. She liked the first one so much, she turned around and quickly made a matching one for the other side of the bed.
Nice job Angelica, and thanks for sharing all the photos and steps over on your website Once Again, My Dear Irene!