Friday, April 23, 2010

Changing Table Dilemma

Ok, our nursery so far is equipped with a crib and the large IKEA Expedit bookshelf. And after putting everything together and getting it all into the room - I know realize that there isn't that much space for another piece of furniture and we already have a comfy, cozy chair on it's way!



The plan was to use a dresser from our guest bedroom set for the changing table - but after putting the dresser in at least 5 different spots throughout the room - nothing works. So, now plan B and C or D.

Plan B
Find a great priced changing table or dresser on craigslist or at a garage sale that is either perfect or will get painted (envision a light lavender dresser if its a girl and a light green/sage one if its a boy).

Plan C
Switch out the changing table that I bought at a garage sale a few years ago that I am currently using in my laundry room as a shelf.

Plan D
(My favorite plan so far) Head back to IKEA and purchase either the Hemnes 3-drawer dresser for $179.00 - which I am afraid will have the same issues as the guest bedroom dresser with being too tall for the space we have available in front of the window, or the Malm 6-drawer dresser for $149.00 - which is what I am leaning towards the most at the moment because of it's width and height I think it would work perfect in front of the window without looking awkward or the IKEA Expedit shelf for $69.00 in a size smaller than the one we have now and laying it horizontally in front of the window.

We need to go back to IKEA anyways to pick up our LACK shelves and the banana leave ottoman for the room and possibly a rug.
Here's the Hemnes 3-drawer dresser. 
Width: 43 1/4 "
Depth: 20 1/8 "
Height: 38 1/4 "

 And the Malm dresser.
Width: 63 1/8 "
Depth: 19 "
Height: 30 3/4 "

See it in use - looks like a good height for under the window:




And the Expedit shelf (but it would be horizontal)
Width: 31 1/8 "
Depth: 15 3/8 "
Height: 58 5/8 "

1 comment:

Kellie said...

all great suggestions! however...my vote is for NONE- we've never had on for all 4 kiddos and have loved the convenience of changing the baby on the bed or couch..in fact, lots of baby memories made on my bed since that's where most of the diaper changing took place! don't crowd the room just to have one, just my thoughts! you look sooooo super cute with that little belly btw! :)