Free Shelf + Mis-matched Bins = Organized Baby’s Room

Thursday , 22, March 2012 2 Comments

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.

 

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  • Maggie says:

    My only thought is maybe adding some cute labels to some of the containers for people that watch the baby. I suppose your frequent sitter won’t need them!

  • Rachel says:

    Ah, yes. Cute labels are a good idea!

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