Baby Changing Table Turned Kitchen Island or Bar

3 Days
Thank you for checking Renovar Design out! This time I am showing you how I took a baby changing table and made it into a kitchen island or wet bar.
I started out with a cherry finish baby changing table that I purchased from a thrift store.
I painted it (except the top) using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I didn't prime it and this was that time I wish I had.
Then, I tiled the top. Tiling can seem so intimidating to some. I think it is one of the easiest DIY projects ever. It is great for beginners too! I used an all-in-one mortar/grout product making it go faster and even easier. Be sure to get the unsanded kind.
Then I did the drawers. I painted all over it - assuming that I could scrape it off. WRONG!!!!!!! It was plexi-glass. Lesson learned. This is also one of those few times in life were you have to suck it up and admit that the hubs was right, I was wrong. Another lesson learned (don't let the hubs be right and you don't have to publicly admit it.) So, when I decided to scrape off all that paint - I scratched the heck outta the plexiglass. RUINED - hubs yelled at me. And this is where the story takes a beautiful turn. You see, I have this product called Gallery Glass. A wonderful product that I have used in a few homes when I have had a window that I want to allow natural light in, but needed privacy. So, I used the etching medium and dabbed it on with a small stencil brush. It dried beautifully and I came out victorious!
I worked in small sections using a 12 x 12 glass mosaic tile that I got on clearance from Menards. This is my first time using this type of product and I can assure you it made this project fly by. All I had to do was use a utility knife to cut the mesh to size and since the pattern was random, I didn't have a pattern to match up.
I did let it dry overnight before I put the grout on.You simply use the grout float and spread it on at an angle and wipe it until the sponge is clear.
I pulled out the dark wax and went to town. Then I buffed, and buffed, and buffed it to a shiny finish.
The hardware was spray painted in a hammered metal. and done. Finally. Only took 4 days. I say 4 days lightly since I wasted a lot of my time on the drawers.That is my story about: this one time, when I took a baby changing table and turned into a magnificent kitchen island (or wet bar if you will.)
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  • Laura Laura on Nov 23, 2015
    What color chalk paint did you use?

  • Egg10056972 Egg10056972 on Dec 14, 2016
    How much would you sell this piece for?

  • Lov28634546 Lov28634546 on Aug 01, 2017
    I have the same changing table, how did you remove the drawers?

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