Behind the Scenes: Bedroom Makeover

Behind the Scenes: Bedroom MakeoverI’ve been working on fixing up our bedroom lately and wanted to share a little bit of the behind the scenes today. The current task: finding a bed side table. I want it to be unique (and affordable), so I’m going the diy route. And while I’m no furniture builder, there are a few amazing tutorials out that that look easy enough!

Behind the Scenes: Bedroom MakeoverAfter snapping a few pictures of the space with my new Intel Tablet, I went directly to Pinterest to start looking for ideas. The best part about using a tablet as a tool is that I was able to get an idea of my space, browse for ideas, and order all my supplies from the space place. The Intel Tablet RealSense technology also allows you to measure distances on photographs, so I didn’t even have to bust out my tape measurer in order to determine what size the table needed to be.  I basically just took a picture and the camera measured the distance between my bed an the window. Seriously, how cool is that?!

After browsing a bunch of DIYs, and a few cake recipes here and there, I found that these seven projects were were totally do-able and right up my alley:

7 Must-Try Side Table DIYS

1. Mid Century Side Table by Sugar & Cloth

2. Wire Basket Side Table by Oleander and Palm

3. Copper Pipe and Wood Slice Table by Fall For DIY

4. Wood Slab Table by Emily Henderson

5. Crate Table by Dwell Beautiful

6. Ikea Side Table Hack by Style Me Pretty

7. Tree Stump Table by Martha Stewart


Which one is your favorite? I’ll be revealing the one I made next week, so be sure to come back and see!

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  • Uli

    No.1 is my absolute favourite! I’d say that’s the one you’re going for ;) x


    • I want to make them all really! Every bedroom needs about 7 tables, right?

      • Uli

        Hahaha I absolutely agree! :)

  • Erica @ Dwell Beautiful

    Thank you so much for featuring my crate table! Can’t wait to see which one you ended up making :)

    • Oh my pleasure Erica, such a great project! Thanks for stopping by :)

  • I’m in love with that tree stump table!!!! They just cut a tree in my street (always a shame) this week, but I saw no pieces of it left around… =/

    • Aww nuts! It’s always feels amazing when you can source your materials for free, am I right?!

  • Girl, I totally got the same bed frame on its way!! Good choice ;) I can’t wait to see the reveal!

    All gorgeous side tables, but I’d have to pick Emily Henderson’s as my fav.

    • No way, really?! haha amazingggg! Now if I can only decorate half as good as you my bedroom will be a dreamland :)

  • floral feather

    These are all gorgeous, I think one, six and seven are my favourites! Looking forward to seeing which you create.

    • I don’t think I can even go wrong! Can’t wait to show you the reveal!

  • transientexpression

    The crate table seems the most practical, since it would give you a bit of storage. Number 1, where the top isn’t attached, would be a recipe for disaster for me, but maybe you could adapt it. If you decide to do one of the options with hairpin legs, The Reclaimory (, on Hawthorne, sells hairpin legs.

    • Oh how awesome! Thank you so much for the tip Rachel, that’s amazing!

  • The wood slab-type ones are amazing! Though I think they would be better if covered in some sort of shiny (epoxy maybe?) to avoid early morning groggy slivers! Stylish and the bases can be whatever color you want!

  • Loving the sneak peek of that headboard! Also, I am so in love with Sugar & Cloth’s recent DIY side table, such a great use of color! I’m very excited to see how your bedroom turns out!

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