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)
What do you think? Linking up with some of my favorite gals!!