For the original tutorial, visit Stacy Davis via Hometalk. Below is how I altered her tutorial with what I had on hand and whether that was a good idea or not.
I chose convenience and bought my "feet" at Home Depot with the sole purposed of staining them to match the top.
The original tutorial had a wider base at the bottom of the feet AND I think that is a great idea to have BECAUSE my nightstands are a little wobbly. While I adore the stained wood on the feet I have, we have had to stick something under them to add more support (not pictured).
It wasn't mentioned in the original tutorial and I was busy binge-watching Blue Bloods while painting to really think this through. Why did a paint two coats where the crates will be glued and screwed together??? Darn it Reagan family and your deep Sunday dinner conversations!
The only sanding I did was to remove paint prior to staining.
The wrapped books are leftover from staging our previous home. It was nice to rip open a box and toss these on the shelf to great the illusion that I regularly incorporate hot decor trends into my home. haha
I made two nightstands. One for each of us. This spartan look will only last until the last box is unpacked and favorite treasures are rediscovered and displayed.
The lamp bases and shades were found At Home. Talk about a big box store to get lost in!