|Yesterday's before and after post can be found here!|
Now, for today's post. This was Will's dresser / changing table before. The dresser was actually Carlton's old childhood dresser that we brought with us when we moved into this house a couple years ago. It fits absolutely perfectly in this little nook. It's stained a really dark wood color and I actually like it just the way it is, but I have to admit I've played with the idea of painting it something a bit funkier. That's not a task I want to take on right now, though, so wood it is! This little area was functional as it was, but some additional lighting and storage is never a bad idea.
I had two hanging lights leftover from our first house that I never got around to hanging together, so I decided to hang both of them over some new crate storage. We put the two old Target lights on an adjustable dimmer switch so now we have the perfect low-medium-high light settings for those late night diaper changes. If it's just a pee, low light is all good. If Will has been a bit busier and has given us a super dirty diaper, we can adjust that light all the way up to high! How functional is that?!? AHAHHAH!
Those crates were super simple and cheap storage options for this area. I picked up two of them from AC Moore (for $16) and a can of Valspar's avocado spray paint ($4) and went to work. Once I had them painted, I did a coat of poly on them to seal and protect them. Then, we hung them using toggle bolts so they would be super secure. So for about $20, we added some additional functionality to this little nook in Will's room. I can't wait to add more stuff to the crates and I'm sure I'll continue debating on whether to paint that dresser or not. We'll see. $50 bucks says I end up painting it. I can't stop myself.
That's all for today! Hope to be back later this week with more updates on his room! Anyone else have trouble stopping yourself from grabbing a paint brush to change up something that you already have in your house? We should start a support group for that. ;)