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Published on June 25th, 2014 | by Rebecca


The change table of my dreams


Materials: CAPITA stainless steel legs, TROFAST frame in white, TROFAST storage boxes

I have been looking for a change table that would a) fit in a small space b) offer ample, easy to access storage c) be used for another purpose post diapers. Nothing I saw that that is currently available in the marketplace excited me. The change tables were either too big, poorly built or too expensive. I knew that I could find something at Ikea that would work as a base. After checking the dimensions of what felt like a million items, I came across Trofast.

Perfect width and length for my space and the change station. I knew that adding legs to the unit would make it that perfect height. And later on, when the diaper stage was over, it could revert back to a toy storage unit.

The pull out storage boxes are so great for organizing things and makes accessing items so easy. I’ve left the large bin on the left empty as a laundry bin.

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6 Responses to The change table of my dreams

  1. Jennifer says:

    What size Capita legs did you use? 4″, 6″, or 8″?

  2. chloe says:

    I suppose one just drills holes for the legs and screws them in? Sorry, rather noob…

  3. Melina says:

    I use a 4×2 expedit, on it’s side, as a changing table/dresser.Since I’m on the short side (4’10) I did not use any legs :) cloth diapers are bulky so the plastic bins are the perfect size :)

  4. Becky in MN says:

    What a clever idea! It’s been a long time since we got rid of our changing table; but you are right, it was a piece of junk!

  5. MellyTattz MellyTattz says:

    Well done!!!

  6. Mary says:

    Awesome hack! We used 1.5 inch moulding on three sides to prevent stuff/children from rolling off (on our similar home-modded changing table). Could be removed but we never did and our grown up baby is still using it – he’s 22.

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