What Do I do with the hutch top that I have?

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I have this hutch top (it came with my house and I have no clue where the rest of it went!) and it’s an ugly baby green color but it’s in great condition, I was thinking of turning it into a baby changing station for my new baby neice or nephew (who is soon to be here) or a book case because I’m a book maniac! But I have no idea what to do. I know I would have to add a bottom to make it stable which isn’t a big deal since I have the wood for it but I’m not sure what would be more beneficial, a bookcase where the little one can put their toys and books or a changing station? I need help! Unfortunately I’m not at home to get pictures of it and I forgot to take some.

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 11, 2018
    I’ve voting bookcase....it will be in use long after the kid grows up.

  • Beth Beth on Jun 11, 2018
    Mikelann, the bookcase sounds great. I don't know how you'd make it into a baby changing station, but go for it. It could also be a headboard. Find a second-hand desk and sit it atop that. Good luck.

  • Hayden Scharrer Hayden Scharrer on Jun 11, 2018
    I found a hutch top in my basement. I actually ended up putting some d-ring hangars on the back and hanging it from my wall like a shelf. We love it!

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 11, 2018
    Re the changing table, the new practical is using the top of a dresser for the station. Finally.
    I would bookcase. For myself. If you want this to be for the child, understand it will have to be attached to the wall. My kids were climbers, as are theirs.
    And if this is a first baby, I would ask first. We all were a bit obsessive about furnishing that first baby room.
    In lieu, buy a couple of cases of diapers And make a hanging diaper storage bag.

    • Mikelann Fuson Mikelann Fuson on Jun 12, 2018
      Actually this is baby number 3 but second for my soon to be brother in law (his brother and I are getting married this weekend!). I actually really like the idea of a bookshelf. And making it so it can be attached to the wall is an amazing idea because all the little ones are climbers! Just as their parents were (still are actually!). Thanks for the idea!

  • Mar22469227 Mar22469227 on Jun 11, 2018
    I would suggest placing books/toys on it. However, if you needed a private place for writing letters and such, place it on a table, add paint to freshen it up and it could be placed in various spots in a home. Not sure what size it is so that might change my suggestion for a desk!

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    • Mar22469227 Mar22469227 on Jun 12, 2018
      Glad I could help a little!

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 13, 2018
    My pleasure. Have fun