Do you have old baby furniture lying around and don’t know what to do with it? Why not upcycle it like I’m doing this week with this changing table? It’s so easy to transform into a kids dresser with a bit of paint and some imagination so this week I’ve dreamt up this adorable circus theme for my son’s room. It’s playful and colorful and how can you not love those vintage balloons? This blog post is all about a circus theme changing table upcycle. Of course if the circus theme isn’t for you, you can still follow along for some of the techniques like creating layers and texture and adding transfers.
Supply List for Circus Theme Changing Table Upcycle
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Surf Prep Sanding Kit (Use coupon code BELLARENOVARE10 )
Cleaning and Prepping the Changing Table
I start this makeover by cleaning the inside and the outside of the changing table with White Lightening. This piece is quite glossy so I do a light scuff sand to remove that shiny finish. Doing this is giving the paint something to hold on to.
I go over the entire piece with Boss which is a blocking primer, because this is cherry wood and since I’ll be using some white paint and other light colors, I won’t have to go back and try to fix anything in case the tannins start coming through.