Chairs as nightstands? Great way to get two uses out of a furniture piece in an apartment and you can never have enough chairs, anyway. Consider cutting a glass overlay for the seat in the same shape so things on your "nightstand" are more stable.
Image from A French Photographer’s Dream World: The Normandy of writer Jules Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly. Scenes shot at various Chateau's & locations in Normandy by Paris-based photographer Vincent Thibert.