Old Desk Turns into New Nightstands

Before & After Repurpose / Refurbish

Repurposing is all the rage these days and for good reason. Besides the financial and green benefits, we also see how creative ideas, like today’s “Rad Repurposing” project, underline Plato’s insightful quote “Necessity, who is the mother of invention.”

See now, how a simple, old, and nearly discarded desk that cost just $25 (see DiggersList for other equally inexpensive finds) is brought back to brilliance as a couple of nifty and useful nightstands.

Thanks to DIYers like Mandy, of Sugar Bee Crafts, you too, can re-create something special and renewed. Who knew?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • old wooden desk
  • hand sander
  • sand paper
  • screw driver
  • skil or jig saw
  • router saw
  • primer & paint of choice
  • brushes
  • Optional: mineral spirits

For full photo story and how-to, visit sugarbeecrafts.com.

All photos provided by sugarbeecrafts.com

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).