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Diaper changing table – “Wickeltisch” – IKEA HEMNES

I used an old HEMNES chest of drawers to make a diaper changing table or “Wickeltisch” as we say in Germany.

Materials:

Here’s how we made our diaper changing table

First thing I did was to pull all the drawers out and paint the rest in white. (It was a little tricky on the sides but it worked. I use lots of “children safe” paint).
diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack


Related: Another version of the HEMNES changing table


diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

Then I increased the depth with two CD racks added to either side.

Be careful there because you will need to cut it up a little bit and add two new holes for the bottom. (It’s a little tricky to get the bottom shelf straight).

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

Then drill the CD racks onto the base of the HEMNES.

Next is to add a new top.

I used a two pieces of wood. The total size of the table top is 110cm x 75cm.

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hackThen I used 10cm high planks for the back and the sides.

I sanded the sides by hand to take off all the rough edges. Then, I made a separate partition to store clean diapers and other baby stuff.

I painted all that white as well.

diaper changing table IKEA Hemnes hack

As a final touch, I bought different drawer knobs from eBay to give the diaper changing table a more polished look.

diaper changing table

Last thing to do is to place baby on top and test it out with a fresh diaper change.

IKEA HEMNES diaper changing table

~ by Markus


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