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How to Turn a Desk into a Nightstand

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Have you ever thought about turning a Desk into a Nightstand?  This month’s Power Tool Challenge was repurpose and I figured taking an old desk and repurposing it into something useful was a great idea.  So let me share how to Turn a Desk into a Nightstand.

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

Desk into Nightstand

Here’s what I started with.  This actually use to be my desk when I was a child.

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

The legs on the right side were wobbly and we had no need for a desk, so it was time to do some cutting.

Here’s what we used.

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We started by deciding where we would cut.  I wanted to keep the the left and right side with about the same overhang.  Once I decided where I wanted the cut, we used our circular saw to chop through the desk.  We cut half-way through one side and then came around from the back and cut through that side until we met the cut in the middle.

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

The top of the desk had some dings and damage from years of use.  I used wood putty to fill and repair those areas.  Once the putty had dried well I gave the top and the cut side a good sanding.

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

Then it was time to paint.  I used white chalky paint.  I love chalky paint because it’s so thick you normally only need one coat.

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

Once the paint was dry it was time to add the hardware.  I went with oil rubbed bronze.  I always love the combo of crisp white and oil rubbed bronze.

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

Not bad for an old desk right?

Now make sure to check out all the other awesome repurposed projects from the team PLUS  we’ve got an awesome giveaway below…

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The Kim Six Fix Lego Table From Two Tiered End Table

Now that you’ve seen our projects, let’s see yours!

To qualify, an item needs to be repurposed using at least one power tool of any kind in the process. Simple enough? Everyone can enter up to four DIY repurposed projects.

There will be two Ryobi Power Tool Prizes! One random drawing and one voted Best Repurposed Project Overall.

Every entry counts towards a chance in a random drawing and the winner gets to choose either an 18 Volt One + jigsaw or an 18 Volt One + Drill. The project voted Best Repurposed Overall by the team gets to select up to $230 of Ryobi Power Tools of their choice.

To pick the Best Overall Repurposed DIY project, the team and a Ryobi Power Tools team member will vote on their top choice.

How to enter: Enter your project in the linky below. The linky will be open for 2 weeks ( ending midnight November 2nd). Readers can submit their own projects directly, make a Facebook post and share that link. If any of you need help or want me to post your project for you just send me an email with your project photo to wendi@H2OBungalow.com, be sure to include your name and your project title too!

Must be 18 or older to win, giveaway and contest is open to USA resident only.

 

This months theme of the Power Tool Challenge Team is Repurpose. Here are the giveaway details

There will be two Ryobi Power Tool Prizes! One random drawing and one voted Best Repurposed Project Overall.

Every entry counts towards a chance in a random drawing of either an 18 Volt One + jigsaw or an 18 Volt One + Drill.

The team and a Ryobi Power Tools team member will vote on best overall project. The team will pick their top 3 choices and list them in order.

Reader’s are challenged to enter their favorite repurpose project. There is a maximum of four entries per person allowed. The linky will be open for 2 weeks ( ending midnight November 2nd). Readers can submit their own projects directly, make a Facebook post and share that link or send us their photos along with the project name and we can post it for them on our pages and enter the link for them. Must be 18 or older to win, giveaway and contest is open to USA resident only.

 

 

Turn an old desk into a Nightstand | DIY Desk Repurposed

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15 Comments

  1. Innovative idea. Great implementation as well. I really enjoy to read this kind of article. Well done. Keep sharing such new thoughts. Thanks.

  2. What a great idea! The table you created from the desk is going to be perfect to use as a nightstand. I like it painted white with the oil rubbed bronze hardware.

  3. This post really got my wheels turning – I have an old desk that must stay a desk, but it’s right next to a bed so I want to use it as a nightstand and desk combo…it just needs chalk paint and I will paint the handles ORB. Night remove the section for bulky drawers and do baskets for storage. Thanks for the inspiration!

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