Painted Dresser & Cloth Diaper Storage

As part of the iheart Organizing High/Low Organizing Challenge, I have decided to finally finish a project that has been on my to-do list for a while, organizing my daughters changing table station.

I have had a dresser floating around my house for a few years now because it just hadn't ever looked right anywhere. When I moved into my home, I had a mix of styles going on. Between hand me down, garage sale and new furniture, my home's design was lacking a cohesive style. This dresser was actually one of the first pieces I had bought myself and though now, it doesn't really match the rest of my home, it fits pretty good as a changing table in my daughters room.  Some of my inspiration for this whole project came from this awesome West Elm Mid Century Dresser. And the wire baskets were painted to look similar to these Crate and Barrel Wire Baskets.

So for the makeover, I removed the doors to the two lower sides and took all the drawers out. I did 2 coats of white primer and 2 coats of white flat paint. Then I finished it up with 2 coats of polycrylic gloss finish.

They don't make the drawer pulls with the same spacing so I left the original handles on. I may spray paint them at some point in time to add a little pop of color.

The clear coat gives it a nice shine without any shadow of color. I did some research and most people said that the polycrylic tends to be the purest clear coat.

I put my daughters toys and books in the open cubbies and it looks much better instead of in a big pile in the corner. 

So now onto my cloth diaper storage. This works much better than the original changing table we had been using with open shelves that had terribly made fabric bins in them. The kids were constantly pulling the bins out and emptying the contents! 

I use the AIO's and wipes the most and wanted to keep those the most accessible. I bought the lime green basket that sits on top of the dresser and the 2 wire wall baskets at my local craft store but the 2 on the wall weren't the right color, so I just spray painted them in the matching lime color. 

Inside my basket I have some gentle lotion, cleanser, spray bottle of water, some creams and my diaper accessories.

Top middle drawer is covers and inserts along with liners. It also hold my extra AIO's that don't fit in the baskets on the wall. 

Middle drawer has fitteds and my wool covers. I am lucky enough to have a great aunt who crochets and she gave me all of my beautiful wool covers!

Top right drawer has all of my cloth wipes in it.

Top left has my wet bags.

The bottom two drawers have disposable diapers and breastfeeding supplies. I hope this has helped anyone looking for a neat way to redo an old dresser and also anyone needing some cloth diaper storage inspiration!!


  1. Looks great! I love what you did. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  2. I like the old hardware :) The wood drawers are beautiful and the white lets them shine. Found your post via iHeartOrganizing.
    -Lora @ Craftivity Designs

  3. I like the old hardware too! You did a great job :)