|Remember this little unit?|
|Finished, and perfect for newborn clothing!|
I started with a coat of paint. Same color as the changing table. I decided I wanted to keep a small shelf for storage, so I moved one shelf to the top most holes, and painted the shelf. I bought an 18-30 inch adjustable clothing rod, and installed that. There's a basket on the bottom for baby blankets, swaddles and changing table covers. I debated having a second shelf on the bottom, but that took up too much room. Because the top shelf was so thin, I used old silverware baskets from my kitchen drawers. They have things like hair bows and hair bands, nail files, nail clippers, nose sucker, and the like. I added a basket for bibs on the top, another basket for baby wash, coconut oil, and wipes solution, and the wipes warmer. The top is actually protected by a plastic desk shield. And I added a few decals from the set I used on the changing table. It looks so nice, and I feel so organized! I'm still debating on adding a curtain rod and a small curtain, but I can't decide if that would be too much.
|Side with a decal.|
So far, I placed all her newborn clothes, with the exception of onesies in there, as well as 0-3 month outfits, dresses. I use one of the drawers in the changing table for oneies, and another for sleepers. Everything fits in there nicely, and as she starts to outgrow items, it will be easy to just break out the next size, while stashing the old sizes. And once we've had either an addition made, or we move to a bigger house, she can still use it for play clothes and toy storage. I have a little mental image of attaching a mirror on the other side, and hanging up her (and Lilia and Liam's) dress-up clothes. And again, this was super cheap. Except for the baskets and the clothing rod, everything was an extension of the original changing table project. The baskets I got from Kmart on Black Friday for 24.99 (for a 7 piece set that included a hamper, waste basket, and 5 different sized baskets.) and the clothing rod was $5.