I needed a place to put my cell phone, which doubled as my alarm clock. My husband did not like that I was keeping it under my pillow - cancerizing my brain.
I needed it near my bed but, as many New Englanders can comiserate, my room is too small for a nightstand. This little shelf was the ticket, and I quickly wood burned it and painted it. Fun!! Now it hangs beside my bed, within arm's reach of the pillow:)