To make this taller I added some 4X4 legs underneath and then put moulding on the outside to cover the ugly wood chunks and add some "cute".
I think I used about 7 inches of moulding on the bottom. The drawer also needed some trim. After taking this picture, I decided the top looked off balance so I added some beadboard and trim there too.
To make the nightstand below look okay in a boys room, the swirly bottom had to go. This was a much easier fix. I just added moulding over the swirls, and got rid of the old handles.
Sometimes I go in furniture stores just to look. I can't believe the prices people pay for stuff! It's CRAZY! Especially when you see what can be done for just a fraction of the money! And who doesn't love saving money?!