Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Baby Changing Table Project

Back in November Jay and I went with our friends Dave and Alison to an Antique store near by to help them haul their new kitchen table back home. Now, really Jay does know that it is pretty difficult for me to just "visit" a massively huge antique store without finding something {and honestly he isn't much better - he really likes unique furniture and jokingly claims to be a decorator}.... Anyway, I was describing to Alison how I really didn't want Baby Girl's nursery to be super matchy-matchy, and right about that exact moment she spotted an old Dry Sink and we all fell in love. It is perfect for a changing table!

Here is the before pictures of the beauty in our garage:

Are you wondering why in the world i would ever want to change the color? ha!

In case you can't tell it was a hideous shade of teal... it was just screaming out to me to be painted and I loved every minute of fixing it up for the nursery.

After sanding it down, a coat of primer, and 3 coats of paint it looks much more suitable for Baby Girl Hawkins....
My sweet friend Rachel gave us her daughter's old changing table pad and it fit perfectly! Thanks Rachel :)

I also have something different in mind for the shelves. I found these pink tins at Target in the dollar section, but I think they are 1.)too small and 2.) make the whole table seem more like a gardening center or something along those lines. I might use the buckets to organize her closet? I want something more like baskets on these open shelves though... any suggestions? 
I used some left over paint, so the whole project just cost $68! I love that price way more than the options at Babies r' Us and I think it is something we could use later in a playroom as a bookshelf. 

More nursery projects to come as we prepare for little miss thing :) 

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  1. awww i love it!!!! and your soo welcome! it hardly ever got used just played with!!!

  2. Hey hey hey....this looks gr8! On the look out for baskets...probably won't be too hard since 'Baby girl' will arrive near Easter so there will be lots of baskets to select for her.

  3. I love your changing table!! :) AGHHHH, I can't wait to meet baby Thelma! ;) Haha

  4. Katherine, that is right up our alley! Love love it and it looks great! ND & JD

  5. love it! we found some good deep baskets at target over in the closet organization part and world market has a lot of fun ones too!