Repurposing Old Typist Stands as Bedside Tables

Tired of the extra dining chairs that stood as nightstand place holders beside my bed — and with limited money to spare — I came up with a solution for "new" bedside tables. At the Habitat ReStore, there were two perfectly grungy typist stands that I snagged for a cool $10.

For me, the beauty of repurposing these old office fixtures in my bedroom was creating a balance between a bit of a rugged industrial feel and the pretty florals and softer touches in the space. One of the stands even has a little bar in the middle that perfectly fits a storage container I already had.

You can find typist stands in a variety of sizes though most heights are pretty standard (around 26 inches high). They work just as well as side tables in a living room area, and most typist stands have drop leaves that can extend the surface for multiple purposes. I've wheeled mine out of the bedroom to supplement a bar area in my living room during parties. The possibilities are plentiful!

Images: Amanda Johnson