Diaper changing table – “Wickeltisch” – IKEA HEMNES

HEMNES diaper changing table

I used an old HEMNES chest of drawers to make a diaper changing table or “Wickeltisch” as we say in Germany.


Here’s how we made our diaper changing table

First thing I did was to pull all the drawers out and paint the rest in white. (It was a little tricky on the sides but it worked. I use lots of “children safe” paint).
diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

Related: Another version of the HEMNES changing table

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

Then I increased the depth with two CD racks added to either side.

Be careful there because you will need to cut it up a little bit and add two new holes for the bottom. (It’s a little tricky to get the bottom shelf straight).

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

Then drill the CD racks onto the base of the HEMNES.

Next is to add a new top.

I used a two pieces of wood. The total size of the table top is 110cm x 75cm.

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hackThen I used 10cm high planks for the back and the sides.

I sanded the sides by hand to take off all the rough edges. Then, I made a separate partition to store clean diapers and other baby stuff.

I painted all that white as well.

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

As a final touch, I bought different drawer knobs from eBay to give the diaper changing table a more polished look.

diaper changing table

Last thing to do is to place baby on top and test it out with a fresh diaper change.

IKEA HEMNES diaper changing table

~ by Markus

You may also like these diaper changing tables

#1 MALM baby changing unit

baby changing table

After I came across those two hacks, I decided that I had to build my own changing table for my baby daughter, who will be born soon. Yes, I could buy an already built changing table, but all the ones I saw, including Ikea ones, lacked storage space. See more of the IKEA MALM baby changing table.

#2 Over the crib baby changing table

crib top changing table ikea gulliver

In our little apartment we fight for every inch of space. I had to use our dining table as a changing table (I know, yuck..)

Otherwise I would have to move both twin girls into another room to change diaper for one and risk waking up the other twin.

That is why I came up with an idea for a changing table attached to the Gulliver crib. See more of the detachable crib top changing table.

#3 Cheap baby changing unit

I made another hack. This time it’s a cheap baby changing unit. We made it out of 4 IKEA LACK side tables in high gloss yellow. See more of the cheap baby changing unit.