Turn a baby changing table into a DIY bookcase

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Watching your little one grow up is a blissful experience – and (let’s be real) an expensive one. This is especially true when it comes to purchasing pieces of furniture that are essential when your child is a baby, only to have them end up in storage once he outgrows these items. Luckily, an easy way to breathe new life into seemingly useless pieces of furniture is to repurpose them. If you have a leftover changing table lying around, we’ll help you repurpose it by turning it into a bookcase!

What you’ll need:

  • Baby changing table with three tiers
  • Damp cloth
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Roll of decorative contact paper in a color or print of your choice
  • Wire paper rack

What to do:

  1. You’ll want to work with a clean surface, so if your changing table has collected any dust or dirt from disuse, wipe it down with a damp cloth. Use the disinfecting wipes to sterilize the changing table, concentrating especially on the top tier.
  2. Once the changing table is dry, use the measuring tape to determine the dimensions of the shelves. Cut three sheets of decorative contact paper with the same length and width.
  3. Apply the sheets of contact paper to the surface of the shelves, smoothing out any air bubbles as you go.
  4. Your bookcase is now ready for use! For added convenience, try using a wire paper rack to keep your magazines within easy reach on the top shelf.