Home Life Blog: Neat and Tidy Nightstand

June 25, 2014

Neat and Tidy Nightstand

I've had my nightstand for many years now.  My parents bought it at a Garage sale for super cheap and though it's lasted many years, it really isn't so pretty for me to look at.  I've thought of many ways I could spruce it up only to come to the conclusion that it would not work.  Though the outside isn't the ideal style I want for my bedroom, the least I can do is have the inside pretty and organized.  So here is a sneak peak of the inside.

The top drawer is used to hold some of my jewelry.  I've made use of items I had round the house to store them in and make them look pretty, like the vintage teacup and this stoneware egg tray.

I covered the bottom of a clear tray with this shelf liner to give an added pop and I love how all the jewelry looks against it. 

This bottom drawer holds the day to day items I use, or should I say night to night?  Travel sized tissue, Emma's hair brush, the remote for our fan, ChapStick, antibiotic cream (for those little accidents/mosquito bites), hair bands, nail clippers and hand cream are just a few items that call this drawer home.  I also have a few extra journals stashed here with a pen.  It seems I'm always writing something down.  

I reused an old desk organizer to store everything.  I was about to toss it out when I realized it fit perfectly in the drawer, and doesn't everything fit perfect in it too?

The top of my nightstand was no exception to my organization but I decided to keep it nice and simple, since this is the first and last thing I look at.  I placed a lamp for night time lighting, a dish for the little things that end up on my nightstand and an inspirational quote I printed from one of my favorite blogs, The 36th Avenue.  It's the perfect inspiration I need to start and end my day!

And there you have it.  My neat and tidy nightstand.  It might not have a lot of wow on the outside, but it sure does look wonderful on the inside! 

What do you keep in your nightstand?  

I've linked up this post at:

-Juggling Act Mama
-Live Laugh Rowe
-Chic California
-Laura's Crafty Life
-Blissful and Domestic
-The 36th Avenue
-A Bowl Full of Lemons
-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Clean and Scentsible
-IHeart Organizing


  1. I love all the creative ways you organize your pretty things. The tea cup is my favorite!

    1. Thank you Brandy! The teacup is my favorite too.

  2. My personal favorite is the egg carton as an organizer for all those little pieces. Well done.

  3. Your nicely organized drawer is motivating me. :) My nightstand is kind of a nightmare...It top is covered and the drawer is pretty much a junk drawer. I need to work on this. Thank you for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

    1. Thank you Amy for your kind words and hosting the party! =)

  4. Oh my gosh, you are officially invited to my house to tidy up my nightstand! Thanks so much for sharing on the Be. YOU. tiful link party. Can't wait to see more, you are motivating me to get my act together :)

    1. Awww, you are too sweet. Thank you. I'm glad I could be of motivation.

  5. I wish I could keep my nightstand that organized. I love the idea of the tea cup!


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