Friday, May 31, 2013

Changing Table: Before & After

Mike and I are extremely blessed to have friends and siblings kind enough to give us hand-me-downs for baby girl! One item we received a few months ago was a changing table from Mike's brother and his wife. We knew we needed some kind of changing station downstairs (in addition to the changing station in her room, on her dresser), so this was perfect! Our dining room is a large room that is enclosed on three sides and is right next to the main great room. Our plan was never to use it as a dining room (we don't even have a table in our great room/nook area either!), so we are going to use this is a baby item area/changing area/playroom. We're hoping this will keep the clutter of baby items down to a minimum in the great room.

This changing table was in pretty decent shape and is definitely good quality! Our niece apparently liked the taste of the wood though, so there were some bite marks on the side and the mahogany stain doesn't really fit with the colors in our house. I would have been totally fine with the stain color, but we wanted to figure out a way to cover up the scratches and bite marks anyways...and I have been looking for a project to test out using Annie Sloan chalk paint, so this was the perfect beginner project! Here is the before of the changing table:
Since the chalk paint says for pregnant women not to use it, Mike had to do all the painting. We chose a light gray/blue color that would also work in the nursery for the spice rack shelves and a few other items. Mike did such a great job with it, here is the after:
I'm just so excited about how this project turned out, and now I can't wait to get our cloth diaper stash to organize on the shelves!

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