I used an old HEMNES chest of drawers to make a diaper changing table or “Wickeltisch” as we say in Germany.
- IKEA HEMNES
- 2 CD Racks
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).
Related: Another version of the HEMNES changing table
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).
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.
Then 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.
As a final touch, I bought different drawer knobs from eBay to give the diaper changing table a more polished look.
Last thing to do is to place baby on top and test it out with a fresh diaper change.
~ by Markus
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