I saw these night stands on a visit to DI. I eyed them, but they looked pretty ugly for $15 a piece. I completely forgot about them; until I visited again and they were still there, marked down to $8 a piece. I realized something: these will be perfect to solve a problem we have in our bedroom: my husband likes to find places to stash clothes he doesn't want me to wash yet.
I took them home and sanded them down and decided to paint them shabby white to match our bed.
I didn't paint the large tray in the bottom of the night stands because I wanted to do something REAL nice. I went to trusted Lowes where I got some pressboard cut to 1/8" smaller than the dimensions inside the tray. I got 1/2" foam and some sweet leather fabric and did a little upholstered insert.
Here you can see why the nightstand works so well. He can shove a lot of clothes in there.