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DIY Changing Station

Teaming up with today as part of their DIY Didn’t I think of this Sooner Campaign, to share a favorite DIY that has really revolutionized a day to day task of mine lately! My DIY changing station.ย I really love it! And I love that I got to choose all the components to make it exactly what I needed for my a functioning nursery.

Awesome modern DIY Changing StationAwesome modern DIY Changing Station

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

There were four things I wanted to have organized in my DIY changing station.

  1. Diapers
  2. Health + Hygiene Items
  3. Books
  4. Toys

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

With those four things in mind I looked for my organization pieces!

I fell in love with this idea by Vintage Revivals. A hanging diaper caddy made out of a planter! I found the planter at Ikea and made the mount out of copper piping from the home improvement store. It’s perfect for storing diaper creams, the thermometer, and other quick grab baby health and grooming items. Hanging or mounted baskets in general are awesome for storing baby accessories! Check out these many options on Wayfair.

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

My next love is my diaper holder! It’s another planter box from Ikea, matching the hanging one, and has the perfect combo of white metal and pine to match my modern, Scandinavian nursery. The diapers fit perfect in it! These metal bins would also be super cute.

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

Organizing toys was easy peasy using the Ikea Kallax with theย Lekman storage boxes. They’re spacious and easy to fill to the brim with toys, blankets, extra baby items, etc. We have a big walk-in closet in the room, so we don’t need to store his clothes in here, but that would be totally doable!

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

Someone once asked if I was nervous that a toddler would pull this out onto his head. Yes, that is possible, but I think I’ll see how it goes when we get there. If it seems problematic, I can simply switch the storage boxes to the bottom of the unit and put the books on the top. Perfect.

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

I love reading with little ones. The sweetest thing is to realize it’s been “too quiet” for a while and walk into the nursery only to findย them laying on the floor surrounded by books. I’ll share some of my favorite children’s books soon!

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

Awesome modern DIY Changing Station

The feet are from Pretty Pegs! The have an awesome selection of feet you can add onto various bookcases. I love the height they add to my DIY changing station. I’m 5’8″ so a high changing table is perfect for me!

If you don’t have an Ikea nearby or want more options for a cube storage unit, I’ve compiled a collection of the my favorite cube storage units on Wayfair. They have SO many options! Check it out here.

What’s been your favorite DIY Changing Station or just a legit changing table? Share with me below!


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  • Reply Lindsay Suto

    I am SO thankful I saw this today! We are trying to plan our nursery and the changing table has left me stumped…our nursery is very small, so I need things to be multi-functional, and I debated scraping the changing table all together and just using the bed/floor…but I still wasn’t set on that idea. We already have this storage unit from IKEA in our living room, and I considered using it, but wasn’t sure it would be tall enough– not a huge problem for me, but I don’t need my 6’3′ hubby to have any excuses to not change diapers :) So the little feet are a genius option! Thank you for sharing!!

    May 31, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Petite Modern Life

      yay! I love when I can be helpful ;) Check out my Mid Century Expedit Hack on the blog to see where you can get cheaper feet!

      May 31, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    That is adorable!! I love that as your child grows, it can be used for other things, too!! Great thinking!

    June 1, 2016 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Rachel Teodoro

    We are so very past this, but I remember the days and it was nice to always have everything close at hand. What great ideas.

    June 1, 2016 at 9:50 am
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