Before & After: Changing Table Gets Consoled

published Apr 11, 2015
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(Image credit: Average But Inspired)

Not finding a used console table that she loved, Bre snatched up this changing table instead and decided it would work for a new purpose.

(Image credit: Average But Inspired)

From Bre:

After stalking Craigslist and resale websites for a console table for my living room, I gave up hope that I would ever find a previously-loved table to fit my space. But when this ugly and outdated changing table was posted for $20, I got the crazy idea that I could give it a makeover and use it as a console table.

Of course my husband vetoed the idea, but I used my executive powers to convince him to pick it up for me anyway. Once he brought it into the house, I knew it would be perfect!

I lightly sanded it and applied two coats of a dark brown chalk paint. I protected the surface with a tough coat varnish because I have two little kids that would destroy it otherwise. Next, I mustered all the courage I have and found my husband’s drill. I held my breath and put hardware holes in. Surprisingly I did not mess that up, and I added some gorgeous handles to the front drawer. Finally, I decoupaged fabric onto each of the shelves to give my new console table some fun pattern.

This project took three days from start to finish, and that was with a lot of unnecessary stop time in between. In all, I spent about $38 for the changing table, fabric and hardware.

For more details and photos, check out Bre’s blog, Average But Inspired.

Thank you Bre!