With easy-to-follow building plans, these Cooper bedside tables are a simple and inexpensive route to furnishing a bedroom – check out my DIY nightstands and see for yourself!
I FINALLY have a build to share with you today!
I started these Do It Yourself (DIY) nightstands at the end of January, but with recent events, a trip to Florida and two girls with extensive dental work, they took a back-burner to more pressing items.
I got them done though! Final coat of paint went on last Wednesday and these “Cooper nightstands” (with building plans from Rogue Engineer) are ready to decorate the girls’ rooms at their Daddy’s house.
I didn’t think there was any need to reinvent the wheel here, so I pinned a few different DIY nightstand ideas and then let the girls choose which they’d like for their new rooms. It was unanimous that the Cooper nightstand from Rogue Engineer was the one… which I was thrilled with because Jamison’s plans are so easy to follow it made building these (except for the drawers – UGH!) a breeze.
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I don’t know why I can’t get drawers to work? It’s a box, on a slide and it should be simple right?
It might be if you didn’t stop measuring at an 1/8th of an inch. lol My eyes are too old and blurry to find markings that are a 1/16th or 32nd of an inch – so I mark and cut to the nearest eighth-of-an-inch – which inevitably means the drawers won’t fit properly.
You’d think I’d learn and invest in a magnifying glass right?
I need to send out big thank you’s to a few brands that – while they didn’t specifically provide materials for this build – have provided materials in the past that allowed me to build these very inexpensively.
First off were these handles from Liberty Hardware – leftover from a dresser makeover and I think another nightstand makeover – the girls decided they wanted a different handle each, so it was nice to have a couple of options to offer them.
Then we have my besties at Rust-Oleum Canada – who make (in my honest opinion) the best primer on the market and keep me stocked for any and all projects I share with you.
I shared a video on InstaStories showing how easy it is to prime one of these DIY nightstands and to let you see just how far one can of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 goes (almost double what Kilz spray primer can cover). It’s true, I’ve tested it myself!