Repurposing Old Typist Stands as Bedside Tables

Repurposing Old Typist Stands as Bedside Tables

Amanda Johnson
Mar 22, 2011

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

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