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Nursery & Guest Room Re-DesignContemporary Kids, Omaha

This shared living space will need to accommodate our new baby boy and an older teen brother on alternating weekends. Not to mention the occasional house guest/s. In order to fit all the essential furniture a full size bed, crib, glider, accent table, and changing table/dresser, we decided to turn the large closet into a built in storage space. The refurbished changing table/dresser will be positioned inside the closest which leaves wall and floor space for the other pieces. A dresser and changing table are essential nursery pieces, but with a modest budget and space we resigned to purchasing and refurbishing used items. With such limited space in this room we realized we wouldn’t be able to place comfortably a traditional changing table and a separate dresser. It was clear that repurposing a dresser into dual purpose changing table/storage was key. I was about to donate a tall, four drawer dresser that we had no space for in any of our bedrooms. Then it hit me that I could remove the bottom drawer and cut it down to be a comfortable counter height. It would have been a shame since it was hand built by my grandfather for my father in 1951.

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culitripi wrote:Apr 7, 2013
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    Lisa Janvrin
    culitripi: It was a DIY project. I took an existing dresser I already owned that my grandfather made for my dad when he was a little boy and refinished it. It was originally too tall so we cut off one draw and it became the perfect changing table height. See pics or link, http://brandherocreative.com/page/3/
carmiedoll wrote:Oct 24, 2013
  • sosys05
    Hi!
    where did you get the furniture? or is it custom made?
    thanks
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    Lisa Janvrin
    Yes, it was custom made using an existing dresser made by my grandfather. Some details about its re-purposing is on my website here http://brandherocreative.com/page/3/
mzayor1 wrote:Mar 9, 2014
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    Lisa Janvrin
    Thank you! My paint colors are BEHR. I believe it was 770-E2 Silver Screen or medium 770-E1 Pewter Mug.
sungoddess34 wrote:Jul 21, 2014
is that a hanging wet bag? where did you get this from?

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    Lisa Janvrin
    It holds dry diapers and came with my bedding set.
Vanessa Sabourin wrote:Jul 28, 2014
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    Lisa Janvrin
    Thanks! Wall color Behr 770- E1 Quietude. molding 770 E2 Silver Screen.
anndaly wrote:Aug 12, 2015
  • Tanya Muir

    Hi, what is the length of your baby changing mattress? I am struggling to find the dimensions of a baby mattress so as to do the same kind of thing in our closet. Thanks

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    YouthfulNest

    Hi Tanya, great question. It is an average size pad...16"wx32"L. Check out our recent blog post on awesome Changing Table ideas for DIY and suggestions for getting the most out of this piece of essential nursery room furniture. http://www.youthfulnest.com/push-pin-blog/the-game-changer

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