DIY Nightstand: How to Build a Stylish Bread Box Table

Ready to revamp your space with a unique touch? Well, this project is going to blow your mind!


Today, I’ll show you how to turn ordinary wooden bread boxes into a stylish DIY nightstand.


Say goodbye to bland furniture and let's dive into a fun and budget-friendly project that brings personality to your home!


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Bamboo bread bin

1. Add Dimension with Paint

Begin by keeping the sides and top of the bread boxes in their natural wood color. However, add dimension by painting the door black using black acrylic craft paint.

Paint the door of the bread box

Apply two coats for optimal coverage.

Paint the knob gold

Additionally, paint the handle gold for a stylish touch.

Create feet for your nightstand

2. Craft Wooden Legs

Create small legs for your nightstand by cutting two-inch blocks from wood.


Paint these blocks with the same black craft paint used on the door. This will tie the entire piece together seamlessly.


Alternatively, you could buy short furniture legs and attach them with screws.

How to build a table from bread bins

3. Assemble the DIY Nightstand

Position both bread boxes on their sides. We will be joining the bottoms together.


Apply wood glue over the bottom of each bin.

Clamp the bottom of the bins together

Secure with clamps.


For extra stability, screws can be attached from the inside through the bottoms of the bin, but I've found that a well-applied wood glue does the job perfectly.

Attach the legs to the bottom of the table

4. Attach the Legs

Apply a generous amount of wood glue to each wood block and stick them to the bottom of the nightstand.


To ensure a strong bond, place a heavy object on top and let it dry for a full 24 hours. This step is crucial to ensure the wood glue sets firmly.

DIY bread box table

5. Enjoy Your Bread Box Nightstand

After the glue has dried, flip the nightstand upside down, and you're ready to use it!


More Upcycled Furniture Projects

For more ideas on building with unique items, check out this DIY Wood Crate Coffee Table tutorial.

Step-by-step nightstand project

DIY Nightstand: How to Build a Table Using Bread Bins

Congratulations! We've turned ordinary bread boxes into a functional piece with character.


I hope this simple and affordable transformation adds a unique touch to your home.


Share your creations in the comments.

Sarah Vanderkooy
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  • Mammaw Mammaw on Jan 28, 2024
    Where can you buy those types of bread boxes?
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