I painted this pair a while back for clients who were looking for nightstands with some height and storage capabilities. The mid century pair they were interested in was just the right color [Annie Sloan's Old Violet] but was a little too short for what they needed.
I had just picked up this pair of solid wood apothecary style end tables and had them sitting beside some other painted pieces, when my client decided she liked these even more!
The nice thing about end tables is they're quite deep [usually between 20-26" deep] but on the slimmer side [around 16-20" wide] so if you have a bedroom that doesn't have a lot of wall space, end tables help save you a few inches, while still giving you plenty of surface space for a lamp and books.
I wish I had taken better photos of this pair, but I completely forgot about photographing them until just before they were picked up, so I snapped a few quick shots. But remember, just because it isn't officially called a nightstand, doesn't mean it can't be one!