A few years ago when we went from sleeping on a mattress on the floor to a proper bed with a frame, Bren dragged these drawers out of the bottom shed where the last owner had left them. He gave them a wash with the high pressure hose and they've done the job as our bedside tables ever since.
I am a terrible sleeper. My technique to deal with this is to go to bed as late as possible, when I am absolutely exhausted and hopefully go straight to sleep.
I have a pile of books on my bed side table that I read bits of depending on my mood but more often than not I don't want to wake Bren with the shuffling of pages.
My dream/idea diary is right down the bottom because I realised a while back that I am way too lazy to write all that stuff down in the middle of the night and I am too busy being jumped on, cuddled and dragged out of bed in the morning.
In the top photo you can see a crochet project I started yesterday at market and managed a few stitches of last night before the light was turned off.
I was thinking of styling up my bedside a bit for the photo, picking some flowers or a tablecloth. But they would just get tipped over or pulled out in the rush to have a cuddle or a jump on the bed.