Oh how I long to be able to have a simple nightstand like this one from Design Within Reach:
This doesn't work for me because I require lots of stuff on my nightstand. My book du jour, a good reading lamp, Mary Kay Mint Bliss Foot Lotion (seriously...amazing), Vicks Vaporub (to which I have a strange addiction...admitting it is the first step), and flashlight (I'm prepared to make a break for the basement).
Also I kind of just want someone to cut a slab of tree for me so I don't have to shell out $400 for this (admittedly beautiful) piece of teak. Anyone? Anyone?