Remember my post on how to convert a night stand into a mini-range? Well, now we have something for boys too! If you’re thinking of throwing away your night stand, why not consider recycling it into a mini-workshop (carpentry-type) for your children? Here’s how:
We started off by choosing the night stand from our Logik collection. I wanted something dark, so the metallic accents and bright colors would stand out.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 night stand, preferably with a drawer for putting toys away
- A screwdriver
- Metallic wrap or vinyl
- Glue: Plain white or in a spray can
- *Optional: A cup with a rim that’s wider than the base
- 3 pieces (lengths) of MDF, particle board, or wood for the new back panel
- Pegboard, to be used for hanging tools in the garage – equal width to the night stand and roughly the same height (if you don’t have the tools to cut it down to the right size, ask your hardware store to do this for you)
- Wood screws (probably 6-8)
- Hooks: Both standard and for pegboard
- Adhesive tape in a variety of bright colors
1. Start off by taking the top off the night stand (it’s fastened with cams, which you can loosen with a screwdriver).