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Before and After Changing Table

changing table 10I’ve got the cutest before and after changing table to share with you! Two days after Christmas a friend in my neighborhood called me to tell me there was a huge mirror in her neighbors trash, did I want to come and get it?

changing table 8So I hopped in my car and raced to the back of the neighborhood. I picked the mirror and was headed home when I saw this changing table on the side of the road. At first glance the drawer was in pieces. The plan was  to just  remove the drawer and paint the changing table.

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However, once I looked at it, I realized that all it needed was a few screws tightened and a little glue and this changing table was super sturdy.

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My first thought was to make it into a bar cart. As I was loading it with all of the bar nick nack paddy crap I  knew it was way to big for a bar cart. Dang! What to do with it now?

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Then I was talking to my sweet niece who is expecting in April. They were moving into a new house, moving their three year old into a big boy room and using the existing nursery bedding and furniture for the new baby. This neat dresser was what they had been using as a changing table, only problem was that it was a little too low. ( Sorry about the picture quality. She sent these from her phone to mine. Not exactly Kodak moment photography! lol!) I knew that she really needed my trash to treasure changing table.

changing table 11My nieces style is traditional with a warm forty’s color scheme and some antiques thrown into the mix. Above, you can see some of the bedding and the rug. We decided that the orange in the rug would be the perfect color for the changing table. I KNOW! I am not an orange kind of gal, but this room just screams for it.

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A few coats of paint…

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A little sanding to make it look a little worn and old, followed by a satin top coat…

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And this is the finished piece!

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I had a few extra knobs from Anthropologie, so I added one to the drawer.

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I love colored glass! I love fun drawer knobs! Plus, this green knob will perfectly match the green changing pad that is already in the nursery. I’m still on the fence about it though. My first thought was to add a white milk glass knob. What’s a girl to do? I’m going to let the mom- to- be decide.

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Not bad for a few days work. I can’t wait to get it into the nursery and see how it looks. This before and after changing table will hopefully be a sweet addition to the nursery!

Until next time…


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