It’s 1:08 a.m. as I write this. And as hard as I tried to finish my DIY “hack” of this changing table this weekend, I just couldn’t finish it on time to have something awesome to show you on Monday. And instead of waiting for the “reveal,” which could be days from now, I’m going to show you some a little behind the scenes spoiler and teaser, all wrapped up in one 🙂
You may not remember this changing table:
It cost me $12.00 from the thrift store, where I picked it up a couple years ago, back before the Minivan Fairy blessed me with a new wheels to haul all my
junk treasures home from the thrift store and from the side of the road.
Yeah, I was that crazy driver with pieces of furniture hanging out the back of her 4-door sedan, with bungie cords. All for the sake of a good deal. SIGH….. I know I can’t be the only one that resorts to bungees in times of dire thrifting need, huh?
But this changing table has been sitting in what appears to be a totally useless, abandoned room for the past—oh….year?? I bet you didn’t know I have a room like this in my house (GASP!!). I’ll explain more later, but basically, my youngest co-sleeps with us (he’s 2 now). And his “room” has become a collection of baby stuff we just don’t need/use anymore.
I haven’t started working on the kids’ rooms yet, thus the reason it sits like that. Totally uninspiring, but you know what?? I’m not a fancy blogger. Lots of spaces in my house look a hot mess while they’re “in progress.” And I’m not afraid to show you 🙂
I tried to sell it on Craigslist, but the most anyone would offer me was $35. Yes…..a profit of $23, but for that price, I may has well save it and do something creative, right??
And that crib??
Yep, that’s useless, too. It’s a drop side crib, which is now illegal to sell. You can’t even donate them, because they’re banned because kids were getting stuck in them. Guess I’ll hack that, too. At the very least, use it for firewood ;).
Paint I’m Using for the Changing Table Hack
This is becoming one of my favorite colors: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antibes Green. It’s really a stunning color and looks great with shades of blue and turquoise!
This was me on Friday night, spending long hours in my basement, eyes red, but energized! But it’s like that when you’re working on a project you’re so stoked about–you put sleep on the back burner because creativity is flowing through your veins and you can’t contain your eagerness. (Then you feel like a zombie in the morning, but I digress)…..
I’m hoping by Tuesday or Wednesday I’ll have a finish project (and video!! I filmed the whole hack and will upload that to my YouTube channel, so make sure you’re subscribed).
So what do you think I’m hacking this changing table into?