Painted Baby Furniture

When it comes to baby’s room, everything should be the best. Often times, however, baby furniture is very expensive and specific. Changing tables, cribs, and bassinets are all baby specific furniture types. How can you get baby the beauty furniture you want without breaking your budget? Try these tips:

1.    Paint – Many times you can find great baby furniture used for much cheaper than new. However these furnishings have scratches, dings, or just do not fit with the style in your nursery. One solution to this is to paint the furniture to match your style. Make sure you use lead free and low VOC paint that is safe for baby. Children chew on everything, even furniture, so this is very important. White or pastel colors is usually a safe bet for the nursery and soothing colors like pale blue, pink and yellow help baby to feel more comfortable.

2.    Repurpose – I have seen the cutest baby changing tables made out of repurposed dressers. Not everything has to be made for a baby. Things that must be safe like a crib should be bought new and specifically for your child, but baby changing tables, rockers and things like that can easily be created using repurposed furniture. Just make sure the styles match and paint it a color to suit the nursery.

3.    Cover –If you can’t paint it, cover it up. An old rocking chair can be reupholstered or even have a slip cover thrown over it. A tablecloth with non-slip pad underneath can cover up an ugly changing table and the assorted diapers and wipes it holds. Fabric covers a multitude of wrongs and can be safely used almost anywhere in baby’s room. Just keep away from the crib to avoid suffocation hazards.

These are just a few of the ways that you can give baby the room it deserves without breaking the bank. Make the most of your nursery and give your home the style you love.
About the Author:

Ken Myers is an expert advisor on in-home care & related family safety issues to many websites and groups. He is a regular contributor to You can get in touch with him at

Andrea Wyner for The New York Times

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