DIY Hanging Nightstand/Side Table

Katie Bookser
by Katie Bookser
3 Materials
10 Minutes
I'm excited to share another incredibly simple DIY that will cost you just $5 to make! Recently I have been loving the look of hanging nightstands/side tables. They really transform a space despite being such a minimal design, and they are so much fun to style.
Watch the video above to see how you can easily make your own, or keep reading for step by step instructions. Enjoy!

I found this large gold plastic charger plate at Michael's for just $1 - such a steal! I also picked up some leather lace, but you can use any type of cording or rope that you have as long as it is strong enough to hold the weight of the table.
To decide the length that you need to cut, measure from the ceiling to the height that you want the table to hang. Double this number and then add 10 inches. Cut two pieces of rope to this length.
Line up the two pieces of rope and then fold them in half, forming a loop at the top. Take this loop and create a knot. This is what you will hang the table by.
Using the loose ends at the bottom, create another knot.
Flip the plate over and slide the rope around it, centering the bottom knot on the middle of the plate. Glue the knot to the center point.
Evenly space the rope in a cross pattern, then use a dot of glue to secure each section to the edge of the plate.
Once the glue has dried fully, flip the nightstand over and it is ready to hang up! This can be hung from the ceiling using regular ceiling hooks or from a wall bracket. For a damage free option use heavy duty Command hooks. Just be sure to check the weight limit before hanging anything. This is the quickest and easiest DIY! If you like this project and want to see more, check out my YouTube channel by clicking here or visit my website:
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  • Donna Donna on Jan 30, 2021

    I have a couple of boxes of these chargers that I got in Michael's grab bags. I like this idea - may use it in front of a window to put a plant on. Do you have any other ideas for these - I have so many!

  • Lailasultani Lailasultani on Apr 06, 2021

    What do u use to hang on the ceiling?

  • Lailasultani Lailasultani on Jan 31, 2022

    Did u buy ur leather lace from Amazon? Cuz it cost 💲 18.99! And what did u use to hung it?

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  • Char Char on Jan 31, 2021

    I LOVE this project as I live in an RV and can always use more storage ideas!

  • Dawn Dawn on Apr 09, 2021

    I'm thinking I'll do this but before I glue the rope to the underside of your table I think I'll hang mine and use a level to level the table then glue it while hanging. .