Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Hollywood Regency Baby Changing Station

Materials: Two Aneboda chest of drawers, Ballard Designs Fretwork panels, cut- to-order mirrors

I love the look of mirrored fretwork furniture and had always wanted to attempt an Ikea hack.

I needed a place to change my baby and store her clothes. When I came across the Aneboda drawers for about $59 each, I thought that they would work perfectly.

At my local glass shop I had them cut mirrors to fit the drawer panels which originally came with just corrugated plastic panels.

Next I used mirror adhesive that I bought at the hardware store and applied it generously to the back of the mirror. With the door off of the drawer, I stuck the mirror onto the plastic and left to dry completely.

I then purchased the wooden fretwork panels from Ballard Design. Using a table saw, I cut them to fit the front of the drawers. Before gluing them on with the same adhesive, I sanded the edges and painted them white.

I am so happy with how it came out that my next project will be the wardrobe.

~ Anne

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18 Responses to Hollywood Regency Baby Changing Station

  1. Madeline Suarez says:

    Hey Jules. I love what you have done with this piece! I was on the verge of trashing the two Aneboda dressers in my baby’s room, but this has inspired me not to! Is it possible to see the rest of the nursery? My girls crib is dark and I can tell via the mirror yours is as well. I’m trying to make her room fun and functional, but still modern and super cute! Thanks so much! Your ideas are awesome!

  2. Where’s the link to your blog, I’d love to see the rest of the nursery! This is beautiful and so creative!

  3. cameron says:

    Looks beautiful, and safety shouldn’t be a big problem since all the wipes, creams and diapers can be stored within arms reach, so there’s never a temptation to just stretch for something on the bed.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congrats on your new babe. Great nursery, love the Aneboda hack! May I ask where you got the flowers/bowl from?

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks :) Sure. The bowl is vintage milk glass. I think it was a fruit bowl or something? It was about $5 from a thrift store and the flowers are fake peonies from walmart. I just stuck them in some of that green foam stuff to keep them in place (but you don’t see it inside the bowl.

  5. Pour Girl says:

    Lovely! Like others have said, I love nursery furniture that can stay with the child and he or she grows up.

  6. jo says:

    using for baby’s need, why not having them back to back, for a larger space?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good job! My needs aren’t for a baby/children and I will be borrowing this look as design for my house in general…again, very cool!!

  8. Margaret says:

    Those panels are no longer available. It’s referenced here:, but the link is broken :( .

  9. Anonymous says:

    This looks way to narrow to be practical or safe…


    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. Should at least have a rail.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh, for heaven’s sake. I know of so many babies who are changed on top of dressers. It’s as wide as the changing pad. Wide enough. And if you’re standing in front of your baby, she will roll into you — if she rolls.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is totally safe. You arent ever supposed to leave your child on the changing table unattended. DUH!!! Even if it was way wide. some people!!! gosh.

      LOVE THIS IDEA! so dang cute.

    • Anonymous says:


      It might be the angle I took the photo at. There is more than enough room for the full size changing pad but no there isn’t a railing. I bet that would be easy to add though.

      I can tell you that she is my third kid and I haven’t lost one yet, ha ha. As many other mothers can probably attest, there comes a point when you end up changing them on the floor or bed because no amount of railing will stop them from wanting to wriggle and roll off, so watch out.

      Thanks for all the compliments :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    How long ago did you get the panels from Ballard? I looked on the website and can’t find them.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great job! I love nurseries that aren’t ‘traditional baby’. And the drawers could be used elsewhere, once the decor changes. Nice!

  12. Anonymous says:

    LOVE this! the nursery looks really cute, from what i can see. nice job!

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