This DIY bedside table will save you space and cash. Now that can't be bad. How, well, it's a clever space-saving Ikea hack. And while DIY might not appeal to everyone, there's something quite satisfying about taking an item and using it in a completely different way from which it was originally intended.
Here at Real Homes HQ, we love picture ledges, but we love this creative new way to use them even more – as a DIY bedside table! The perfect storage solution for stowing away a few books while displaying plants and picture frames, it makes the perfect charging station in other rooms, too, if you site it around an electrical socket. What’s more, wall-hung furniture is a clever space-enhancing trick, freeing up the floor and giving the illusion of a larger room.
For more clever, easy-peasy projects that even the most novice DIY-er can do, check out our other weekend projects. Or buy yourself a ready-to-use bedside table in our guide to the best.
You will need:
- Two Mosslanda picture ledge (opens in new tab)
- Nearby plug socket
- LED light
Step one: Get the DIY bedside table's height right
Decide on the perfect height for your bedside table and position your lower picture ledge accordingly. Consider what you might want to place above or below your bedside table to maximise the space you have between them.
Step two: Attach your first picture ledge
Just as you would normally, attach the lower picture ledge first, using Ikea's instructions. You'll need to use a drill and the included screws to attach the picture ledge to your wall. This one should be the right way up.
Step three: Flip your second picture ledge and attach
Place your second picture ledge upside down on top of your first picture ledge and drill and fix into place.
Step four: Position the light
Attach your light to the bottom of the top picture ledge and secure the wire to your wall for a neat finish.
Step five: Style it up
No bedside table is complete without some flowers, books and a cute-as-a-button alarm clock. Step back and admire how much bigger your room looks without a bulky bedside table taking up floor space.