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One of the challenges I faced since moving to our new place is finding a perfect spot for all the miscellaneous things we had in our old place. While frantically unpacking and putting things away, I came up with what I consider a pretty awesome space-saving idea. Check out these side tables.

I bought these green side tables during the '09 college sale at Target, and I must say - they've been nomads from the very beginning. We used them in our sun room, living room, and in the office at one time to hold our printer.  Because we no longer have room for them in our new place (we have a coffee table and end tables in our living room) I had to get creative about finding a space for them. Check out what I came up with.

Above are the night stands in our bedroom (Lack tables that I swore myself I'd get rid of). But how freakin' awesome is it that these little side tables are just small enough slide underneath? 

The best part is that my hubby (who is notorious for bringing all sorts of electronics to bed) can slide the little side table out, giving him an extra surface in which to work. After realizing how incredibly easy it is to jazz up a Lack table, I have been thinking about keeping ours for a little while longer. Initially I thought they were a pretty inexpensive and temporary route to go as far as night stands were concerned, but I'm starting to realize the value of re-working what you have. Call it my attempt at up-cycling. So, we'll see that kind of magic I can conjure up with our little Lacks. I'm thinking of possibly skirting them, or even using little decorative corners like this (possibly in a nickel finish) to dress them up. The possibilities are literally endless, and I'm well overdue for a new diy adventure!


  1. Nesting tables by accident! Gotta love it! And I love the decorative corners! It jazzed those lack tables right up!

  2. I feel like those tables are lacking something...


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