DIY HANGING NIGHTSTAND/SIDE TABLE
Excited to share another incredibly simple DIY that will cost you just $5 to make! Not only do I love the look of hanging nightstands/side tables, but they are also extremely functional if you are working with a small space like a dorm or apartment. It can be hung up using regular ceiling hooks, or by using Command hooks (always check the weight limit before hanging anything) so you don't have to worry about drilling holes or leaving a mark, which is perfect for dorm decor and apartment living.
LARGE PLASTIC DECORATIVE PLATE
LEATHER LACE OR ROPE (STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD WEIGHT)
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 ever. I love how it really transforms any space despite being such a minimal design. It's so much fun to style it!
Watch the full video tutorial below.