Ok...I admit. Totally lame title. It's true. I wanted to combine "think outside of the box" with nightstand...and this is what I came up with. Creative, I know. Anyways, sometimes a thrifty gal, or guy has to improvise when it comes to nightstands. I have one, and it's more of a side table than a nightstand. With that top image as my source of inspiration, here is what I came up with as suitable substitutes for a nightstand (check the sources of the images below, but I encourage you to peep your local flea market or craigslist for some real steals).