Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Iron Craft #7: Freshen Up

This week's Iron Craft Challenge was a great one for spring!

Spring is in the air here in the midwest (sure we could still get snow until May, but humor us). It seems like everywhere I go people are picking up things to freshen up their homes after a dull, grey winter. I thought that seemed like a great challenge for the Iron Crafters. This time we’d like you to create something to freshen up the place you live. Maybe some new throw pillows, a slip cover on a chair, make a throw rug from the bathroom, create some new art for your bedroom. (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

So I went big!

I decided to freshen up Logan and Lane's old change table.


They have both outgrown the need for a change table.  Yes, Lane is still in diapers, but she certainly doesn't fit on this change table anymore.

What to do with an unwanted piece of furniture?

We would give it away....

Or I could make it into something Lane needs:

A dresser!


I went hunting for white baskets that would fit on the shelves.  Unfortunately, I could only find one of the big white baskets and had to make do with the smaller ones on the bottom :(


I made the basket liners out of the same fabric I made Lane's curtains out of.



I also covered the top "change pad" piece with the strawberry fabric.  Eventually I'll move this piece down so that the basket drawers pull out straight instead of lifting them.  Then I'll leave the top free for a lamp and other decorations.


I even found red and white damask ribbon at Michael's to add to the basket front.  So cute!


Next I took some Raggedy Ann and Andy Wallies (wallpaper cutouts) that I received from a friend who couldn't use them anymore and added them to the table.



Aren't they precious?


We took all of Lane's tops and put them in the big basket.


Diapers fit perfectly in one of the side baskets.  I'll put underwear in there once Lane gets going on the potty training. Socks went in the other smaller one.



The two bottom baskets contain pants and pajamas.

We're thinking about moving the dresser to the other side of the room where her plastic dresser now sits empty.  We had the change table pushed up against her bed so that it would be an obstacle to her falling off the bed.  But she's been in her big girl bed for awhile now, so it should be fine to move now.



Doesn't it look sweet in her room?  And an upcycling project to boot!



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If you want to see the other participants in the Freshen Up Iron Craft Challenge, check out the Flickr Group.

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Also sharing this re-vamp with:
Too Cute Tuesday - Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Lil Luna Link Party - Lil Luna
Sugar and Spice - Seven Thirty Three
Show Off Your Stuff - Fireflies and Jellybeans
Blog Stalking Thursday - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Tickled Pink - 504 Main
Feature Yourself Friday - Fingerprints on the Fridge
Friday Favs - Nap Time Crafters
The More The Merrier Monday - DIY Home Sweet Home

4 comments:

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

awesome redo!

kat said...

The fabric lining on the baskets is so sweet.

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

Yay it looks great and so functional too. Good that you were able to repurpose something that is very single-purpose! Love the strawberry fabric...I remember when you got it for the curtains.

Alyssa said...

This is a great idea. I will have to remember this for when my son outgrows the changing table. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-2.html. I hope to see you there!