Changing Table from a Desk

Hello Beautiful People and welcome to Vinyasamama. Today I will be showing how I turned an old desk into a changing table.

My son is now 10 months old and I still had not finished his room. Recently while my husband was away I decided to get serious about it. The one thing his room was missing was a changing table. Somehow I had never got around to buying one and we just changed him on the bed (which by the way did not always work out so well). ­čś│

 

 I browsed Pinterest then searched the house until I came upon this old desk we never use. Perfect! I first removed the keyboard tray and the top drawer sectional. They where both attached with screws that easily backed out.   I wanted to stain it dark to match the rest of the furniture in his room. I sanded it down lightly then wiped it all down with a damp rag.

┬áThis is the Minwax Gel┬áStain in Mahogany. I used the wipe on wipe off method which is very easy and you don’t have to worry about it streaking or running.Link to Amazon mahogany gel stain.

 This is what it looked like after I wiped the stain on with a rag. Then I came back over and wiped it off. This is what it looked like after he first coat. I put it in his room and relized I wanted it darker so went back later and gave it two more coats.

 The other times I have used this stain i have only had to do one coat. I think the exsisting stain was to smooth and I should have sanded it more before I started.

This is the finished project. We are really enjoying having a changing table and also having that desk out of our room. What inspiration do you have for repurposing?

Vinyasamama out…