Instructions for upcycling a changing table

We think that the nursery should definitely be one thing: individual. That is why we will show you how you can very easily make the changing table corner into your new favourite spot with the help of  upcycling old furniture. Fresh colours, a sweet design and an old table are made into a nappy changing paradise in no time. This can easily be done in no time before the little darling gets here.

  • Masking tape
  • Painter’s tape
  • Respiratory mask
  • Drop cloth
  • Sanding block
  • Sandpaper
  • Water-based wood paint (pink + yellow)
  • Water for diluting
  • Cardboard for spray tests
  • An old table

Video tutorial

How it's made step-by-step

Step 1 of 4: Preparing the table

Babyzimmer Wickeltisch Schritt 1

Now comes the table. Prepare for the new coat of paint by sanding the table and removing old coats of paint. Clean the dust as well as other residues off and prop it up. Remove the drawer. Cover the table and place the drawer on top. We have crafted a small spray shield made of cardboard. Remove the knob if necessary.

Step 2 of 4: Spraying the drawer

Babyzimmer Wickeltisch Schritt 2

Since you are now a professional, you know what to do. So simply switch to the wood paint. Now you need the spray attachment for varnishes and switch the spray unit to varnish on the settings wheel. You should also mix the paint well. Dilute if necessary and be sure to test. Once the perfect settings are achieved, you can get started.

Step 3 of 4: Spraying the frame

Babyzimmer Wickeltisch Schritt 3

You can proceed with the frame just like with the drawer. If you want to keep areas in different colours or in a wood tones, simply mask them off. Otherwise spray as needed, horizontally or vertically, and adjust the nozzle accordingly.

Step 4 of 4: Drying

Babyzimmer Wickeltisch Schritt 4

Leave your new favourite piece to dry proper in a ventiled room. Then put the drawers back in and screw the knobs back on.

The result

Done – Now you can start setting up the nursery. You can combine your changing table with the cute wall design and get things set up to be cosy. Our changing table has open storage space, which is easy to reach and there is still enough space for items on the table surface next to the well-padded changing mat. Small boxes or baskets complement the simple design nicely. Your baby's favourite cuddly toy nearby makes their changing area an absolute feel-good zone for your little sweetheart.

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