In the Saddle

Once I saw this bedside saddle from Design Within Reach, I knew I had to have one. The nightstand I have on the one side of my bed is a series of three stacked metal boxes with the surface being large enough to only hold my alarm clock and a pile of books. However, there was no way I was going to spend $98, so I made my own. I bought some wool felt, measured out three pieces of fabric, stitched them together, added a cardboard insert, and had my own bedside saddle in about an hour. The best part? I made it for only $18! Click here to see more detailed directions and photos.