Since Addie was old enough to grip things and sit up, she's been grabbing at the little shelf above her changing table. There were always things being pulled off of it, and not enough space for the lotion, tissues, q-tips and little things I liked to keep at hand. A couple of weeks ago I noticed it was really tilted. I tried to adjust it, and realized that the screw hole was stripped on one side. So my plan was to replace that shelf with something cute, something with a little space to keep a few small items, and something less heavy/dangerous. We already lost one tooth in that corner of the room, we didn't want to give up another. Deciding to replace that shelf made me think about how much I hate, and have always hated the maroon blackout curtain and the brown wall. The paint colors were selected because one wall was already brown so we left it, and the tan was leftover from other walls in the house. As hard as I tried to make the tiny room feel cute and little girly, I've always felt like it was a dark, depressing, old person room. So I dug through my fabric bin to see if I had any lighter fabrics to make a curtain. I went to home depot and bought two sample containers of light pink paint ($2.94 each), and I went to work.
I bought the peg board at Lowe's for about $5.00. I already had the paint on hand, as well as the shelf, basket, bucket, and everything else on the board. It's busy, but fun. It has the perfect amount of storage space, and even though Addie can reach stuff, there's nothing I worry about her getting a hold of, or being hurt by.
Here are a few of the before pictures that I took a couple weeks before she was born.