Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed

Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed

The second installment of repurposed bedroom furniture…

Two wood storage boxes purch online at – $30 ea with coupon TTL w/shipping $60
Four glass blocks used for bases (2 per base) – purchased at Lowes – $5 ea
Total for both night stands:  $80

Finished Product:

I couldn’t find (quickly) night stands that coordinated with the headboard I made.  So having previously made, and set free, two side tables using these wood storage boxes I thought I’d try it again.

Plain box prior to staining

1.  I stained the boxes

1st Stain – A penetrating stain
Taped off design
2nd Stain – Result after 1st application of Gel Stain
Result after 2nd application of Gel Stain

Design decision:  I glued two glass blocks together with GE Silicone II clear.  I decided that the flat front of the block took away from the design on the front of the box vs the side of the blocks showing straight lines.  I glued the glass blocks to the box with GE Silicone II clear glue.