Most parents spend a decent amount of time preparing a room for their new baby. Whether you have a large budget or a small one, choosing a theme, colors, and the right furniture are key to having a happy baby…..ok, I kid. I didn’t really care to have the most trendy, extravagant baby room, but did want it to be cute and functional.
I was lucky enough to have a few really good pieces of Eli’s room handed down, or gifted to us. His crib was leftover from my sister’s two boys. I found the dresser/changing table on craigslist, and my In-laws purchased it for us. Remember this post about the glider I found at a consignment sale last year?
Well, one of my work locations got new furniture, leaving a few shelves that needed a new home. I jumped on the opportunity to re-purpose a couple shelves….for free! I got two shelves and placed the taller one next to the dresser/changing table. (the smaller one holds Eli’s books) Then I found a basket, and 3 drawer organizer that were just sitting around my house (collecting dust!). I purchased a few canvass bins that serve as storage, and also add some color. I really love the way it turned out. I use most of the items on these shelves every day. It is SO functional and doesn’t look half bad.