Finding the right size side table or nightstand presents a challenge for the small space dweller. Here's a DIY side table/nightstand project to the rescue. Recycling cardboard and paper into this functional piece of furniture brings the cost down to practically nothing, not to mention the eco-hip artsy practicality of the whole project. See how Unqiueutopia constructed the basic form out of cardboard and duct tape, played with papier mache and then painted the hardened table. The size can obviously be adjusted to fit your own space.
Here's what you need to get this nightstand made:
Cardboard (for the basic structure of the table)
Duct tape, scissors and marker pen
Lots of scrap paper (for the papier mache)
Cornstarch (or cornflour), water, measures and a bowl
You can see the entire tutorial and the table specifications over on Instructables.
As I see it, building the form is a necessity, but decorating the table would be the fun part.