Design Recipes: Cathy’s Home Staging Secrets – How to Reuse Furniture for Your New Baby Room

December 31, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016
Create your own designer cabinet for baby's room.
Create your own designer cabinet for baby’s room.

Dressing up the nursery is part of the fun when waiting for the new baby to arrive!

One excellent way to design a nursery that’s modern, stylish –and very designer, is by repurposing and upcycling furniture. This is a great way to design a room exactly how you want it, while having some fun giving it a personalized touch.

When it comes to repurposing, there are so many unique and fun ways that you can spruce up old items, and transform them into decorative works of art.

Let’s look at three everyday items that you can repurpose as a beautiful and functional feature in baby’s room.

Repurpose a Rocking Chair

Every nursery needs a rocking chair! Revamp a tired rocking chair by giving it a vintage white wash and adorning with pillows in old fashioned print, or go all out and repaint and reupholster it in bright, vibrant colors -the choice is yours!

From Dresser to Changing Table

Converting an antique dresser into a changing table –or a table and dresser combination is another great idea. As a bonus, when your child no longer needs a changing table, you will still have a solid piece of furniture that can be used as a dresser for many years to come.

Transform a Kitchen Cabinet

Reimagine a kitchen cabinet or TV armoire as a beautiful dresser and storage space for baby’s room! With a new paint job and updated handles, you can repurpose an unwanted armoire into an adorable storage space for your nursery.

From old toys, transformed into handmade mobiles, to vintage flashcards turned into decorative pieces of art, there are so many ways that you can add new life to old things. The result is a true work of art that’s just as functional as it is beautiful. Have you repurposed or upcycled old furniture or accessories?

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Top Image: White Alphabet Cabinet – XHOG-27611