This past summer I decided I needed another side table in my living room. I had rearranged and moved the side table to the other side of the room. So I needed something to take its place and to put my lamp on. It didn’t work to move my lamp along with the side table because I needed the lamp beside my favorite chair.
I wanted something taller than a normal side table, and I wanted it now – it needed to be something I already had. I briefly considered stealing one of the end tables from our bedroom but neither of them were tall enough.
Then I happened to remember that I had a cool metal cabinet sitting in the garage awaiting its turn for a makeover. The cool metal cabinet immediately got hauled to the house and cleaned up. Because a cool metal cabinet as a side table was exactly what this room needed!
The only problem was the handle on top. Now the handle really isn’t a problem since it is necessary for this piece to be fully functional. The top opens up to a space for storage above the amazing stack of drawers. But I wanted to set a lamp on the top. And lamps don’t sit well on an un-level surface.
Add a hardback book on top of the magazine and now I had a flat, hard surface that was just right for my lamp.I even managed to find room for a coaster so I could set my coffee or ice water beside me. And it’s been working perfectly ever since!
Do you have any odd pieces of furniture you’ve had to get creative with to make work?!