Baby Changing Station


Months ago at a yard sale I stumbled upon this old school tool caddy. I don’t think it was even for sale….they had just used it to hold screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. that they were hoping to get rid of. But I wanted the caddy. At the time I was thinking I would use it for books in little one’s nursery, but now I have a different plan for her library (I’ll share soon!).


So instead, the tool caddy has become part of baby girl’s changing station. Since the nursery is a small room I decided to forego a traditional changing table and use the top of the dresser instead (can’t wait to share that transformation with you too!). The caddy will be perfect for holding diapers, baby powder, diaper cream, etc. 

Before I got started I knew the tool box needed a good clean up. After wiping it down I used the new 3M Clean Sand System
to sand off all the grit and grim. It was perfect for this pregnant lady because the new system hooks straight up to the vacuum and contains all of the sanding dust! Genius.


Before painting I also wrapped up the handle in 3M ScotchBlue painter’s tape because I knew I wanted it to be a different color than the rest of the caddy.


It took two coats of white paint to get good coverage. Then I used a stencil from Deco-Art and their mutlt-surface paint to add the design and paint the handle.


The last step was to add these felt pads to the bottom so I wouldn’t scratch my new dresser!!


Every little nursery project is so exciting! I filled up the caddy with all the goodies & placed it on the dresser, now all I need is the changing pad…..and well baby girl of course!!! 6 weeks or less :o)


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  1. Sarah Eden says:

    This is so perfect! My dad died a few years back and one of the few things I have left of his is his handmade tool box. I’ve been reluctant to get rid of it but so far it’s just been sat in my shed being a nice little home to the many many spiders in there. Planning for baby number 2 soon and this is the perfect way to incorporate something of my dad’s into the nursery. Cannot tell you how happy it has made me to see this. Thank you! :)

    • Laura Beth says:

      This makes me smile really big :) What a special way to have a little bit of your dad in baby’s nursery!

  2. Thanks for sharing, I have several of these from my Dad who passed away, it will be a nice rememberance in my future little ones nursery

  3. Love the diaper caddy! I would recommend buying a piece of foam that is sort of scooped out in the middle providing sort of a lip to keep baby from rolling off surface. One of the easiest ways to cover the foam is to buy quilted vinyl (I found a cute baby design when we had babies). I just wrapped it around the foam and safety pinned to underside. It provided a surface that I could wipe clean with cleaning wipes or spray down with a sanitizing spray between changes. I also used it as a surface for sponge baths when I had infants.
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    • I love that idea & actually have the foam changing pad for the other side :o) Just don’t have it all together yet! It’s coming though. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Love the colors you used and the chevron stencil! Great idea for the nursery – pinned!
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  5. Cute! That caddy makes a perfect little changing station. How exciting!!! :-)
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  6. Cute cute cute! I love the chevrons!!!
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  7. Now that’s a great idea for holding all your supplies! Super cute! I’m jealous of all your nursery progress. :) I still have bare drywall and floors in mine. Eek!
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