SNIGLAR Changing tableThis is the SNIGLAR changing table.  Our baby outgrew this one in no time at all.  I think it only lasted until she was 9 months, and she is on the petite side being a preemie. 

So we ended up using it as a shelf, putting her lamp on the top along with anything else we didn't want in her reach.  On the bottom, I stored diapers and toys.

Yesterday, I replaced it with an actual shelf.  I have been meaning to donate this or sell it on eBay or Craigslist...BUT I realized that I could re-purpose it as a train table / lego table / Little People table.

Using the Allen Wrench I kept when I first assembled it (but if I didn't have it I would have gone to IKEA to pick up an extra one - they will give you one for free), I took the pieces apart.  Then I figured out where I could cut it in order to make two tables and headed over to my nearest Home Depot to use their cutter.

The Home Depot team member cut the pieces for me, and didn't charge me (FYI - it's supposed to be two
free
cuts and then 25 cents each cut after that).  Nor did security try to stop me since I didn't buy the wood from their store, as my husband feared.  Actually, the security guard was rather blase about the whole thing, and with a wave of the hand indicated that it was okay for me to exit.  :)

I wish my camera was working so I could show you how I turned it into Little People scenery tables, but basically after you do the cutting and then reassemble them, you get something like two of these tables with the sides raised and, of course, without the chairs:


Add some felt or construction paper for the scenery, and you have a table kind of like this.  You can just use some baskets or boxes (cardboard, shoesboxes work well and are often free on Craigslist) for additional storage and decorate with themed wrapping or contact paper.  Or just decorate to match your room's theme, color scheme, or your child's favorite hobby or character.

So, the SNIGLAR changing table can go from infant to toddler with a saw, the IKEA allen wrench, and some decorations.

Happy re-constructing!

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zoeja...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 4:24 AM very nice! talk about something that grows with your child!

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conju...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 7:42 AM

I love that head of yours! :-)

Awesome post! 

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Tammy1
Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:16 AM

That was cool.

I never would have thought of that.

Have a greatday! ! ! Tammy

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