A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

We’ve been on the search for a changing table for some time. Since the rest of the furniture in the nursery is a bit more traditional and boxy in style, I thought it would be fun to find a piece with softer lines, such as this Jenny Lind changing table:

Jenny Lind Changing Table, Red, Modern Contemporary Nursery Furniture, DIY, Painting, Decor Inspiration Design Decoration

I searched and searched… and being the great price it already is on Amazon was near tempted to purchase, when it popped up on Craigslist one day for just $25!

And so home with us it came and very soon after received a coat of rust red paint. There aren’t many spray paint color options out there so this little combo is actually Valspar’s primer (which conveniently is a rust color) covered by Valspar’s clear satin to provide that shine and function as the top coat of the primer.

Jenny Lind Changing Table, Red, Modern Contemporary Nursery Furniture, DIY, Painting, Decor Inspiration Design Decoration

After testing in a few places we felt pretty confident that skipping the sanding process would not interfere with how the paint would adhere to the surface. I’d recommend a light buffing with rough sand paper to be sure the wood is paint-ready though. The changing table stayed painted and ready outside for a full weekend so the fumes had a chance to dissipate long before it was brought inside.

The original inspiration board for the room included browns and reds, but with the addition of the awesome animals on the walls (see more on that project here), the bright brick red we had originally envisioned transformed to a rusty, less saturated version of primary red to match.

Jenny Lind Changing Table, Red, Modern Contemporary Nursery Furniture, DIY, Painting, Decor Inspiration Design Decoration

Now the table works into the palette and looks great with Mr. Owl! (That awkward sconce/light is about to undergo it’s own diy project… it won’t be staying like that).

Next up was finding baskets to sort all of the changing table goodies. Anyone who has hunted down the right sized baskets for a space can attest that it’s pretty tricky! I checked out all of the usual hot spots: Target, Ikea, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, Kohls… you name it. Finally I took my measurements to the net and found this set on Amazon. I think it might be fun to make new patterned liners one day but for now the baskets do their job quite well:

Jenny Lind Changing Table, Red, Modern Contemporary Nursery Furniture, DIY, Painting, Decor Inspiration Design Decoration

The room has received several more updates such as the new base board that Kevin installed and a white rug that helps to balance and soften the space. We’re almost there!

Today’s my official due date but babe is still very content and happily curled up in his/her space so we have even more time to build up the nursery in anticipation of the big arrival. We plan on keeping little one in a co-sleeper for the first couple of months in our bedroom anyhow, so even if he/she arrives tomorrow we are more than ready to go.

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13 comments on “Project Nursery: Changing it Up

  • SheilaG

    I’m amazed at how often people find just what they’re looking for on Craig’s List! I have never found anything in our area and am a little nervous about meeting up with strangers. Anyway, I love your nursery- the wall art is gorgeous! When you said rust for your changing table, I was thinking- yech- but it looks amazing- just like everything else you do. Can’t wait to hear babe’s arrival- heck, let’s go all the way and say 1-1-11 at 1:11 am/pm! :)

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    • Morgan Post author

      Hi Sheila, how neat would 1/1/11 be? And I love the idea of 1:11 am or pm! Now that’s a way to spend New Year’s Eve…
      ~Morgan

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  • Jacinta @ modelmumma

    Yeah bubs might want to make a big new years appearance. I think 1/1/11 would be a good day to be born. Whenever he/she arrives, it’ll be so exciting and the room looks amazing.
    Hope you’re relaxing and enjoying the peace while you can! hehe.
    xo MODELmumma

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  • Stephanie H.

    I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your blog! I don’t remember how I found it but I have been following it for a few months now and I love everything about it! You have such amazing style in fashion and decor. And I love love love your baby’s nursery! Thanks for the entertainment and inspiration!
    -Steph

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    • Morgan Post author

      Steph,
      Thank you so much for your message! You absolutely made my day and I’m so grateful to have you as a reader. Thank you again for your awesome words :).

      ~Morgan

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    • Morgan Post author

      Hey Jennifer,
      Baby S is still hanging out – no sign of an impending arrival though I hear those things sort of sneak up on you ;). Wouldn’t that be neat to have a birthday of 1/1/11?

      ~Morgan

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