Metal Filing Cabinet As Bedside Table?

Metal Filing Cabinet As Bedside Table?

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Kristen Lubbe
Jan 31, 2011

Q: I'm looking for a nightstand that fulfills three major qualifications: it won't break the bank, it will fit in a narrow space, it has drawers to hold stuff out of sight. I saw Apartment Therapy's recent posts on budget friendly nightstands and nightstands with drawers, but am still having some trouble finding the right thing. I've already got a bunch of different wood tones going on in the room, so I was thinking that it might be nice to have a metal nightstand as a good contrast, but it's been hard finding one that works. I was wondering what you think of using either a file cabinet like the CB2 TPS in the carbon color ($149), or an all-purpose drawer unit like Ikea's Helmer in their silver color ($39.99). The CB2 piece was actually mentioned in one of Apartment Therapy's nightstand roundups, but has anyone actually seen it used this way? And my only worry with the latter is that the drawers will be too shallow (well, that, and it's Ikea). Any thoughts on these or
suggestions for others?

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