Okay, I’ll admit it. This post is born out of guilt.
First, I confess – I’m amazing. It’s true. Okay, that’s a lie. It’s my mom that’s amazing, but I’m her off-spring, so maybe I get a bit of the awesomeness in my DNA? Anyway, while perusing Ikea during the nursery-shopping-frenzy pre-Kenton, my mom spotted a fantastic magazine wall rack and thought it would make for good diaper storage. Boy, was she right! With a little silver spray paint, this puppy fit perfectly into the nursery and is an awesome spot for diapers. It holds about 200 diapers – all within arm’s reach of the changing table. Various pictures of it have popped up all over Pinterest, which I loved because it’s a cheap and fun nursery addition. Until, dumb Ikea stopped carrying it. I have no idea when that happened, but it happened. BOO!!! I felt really bad. I did Google, eBay and Craig’s List searches for people who asked me about it. For a time, there were a few out there to be found. (If you’re lucky, it’s called the Ikea Allamala Magazine Rack.)
So, I promised to do some searching/digging/crafting on my own and come up with some alternative solutions, which I (finally) have for you here.
We’ve got baskets, magazine racks, floating shelves and shower caddies – yes, shower caddies!
Who knew that creative diaper storage could come from such random objects?
First up: the shower caddy.
I actually loved this one so much, I spray painted it and gave it away as a baby shower gift. I matched (or tried to) the color in the bedding my friends had registered for – gave this puppy a coat of primer and two coats of green spray – and voila!
This piece holds about 100 diapers. I found it at Marshall’s and it cost me less than $20 (+spray paint and diapers!).
Next up: the magazine rack.
Imagine this with a coat of bright blue or yellow? This is a nice piece too because as baby grows, it can be repurposed for coloring books (which is exactly why I didn’t return it as originally planned. It now has a reserved spot in our new playroom!).
Next, some simple items you may already have or can find anywhere for CHEAP: a basket and a floating shelf.
Again, image these painted in a nursery accent color – perfect! These also can be repurposed when the bambino is potty trained.
So, there you have it – a few alternative and creative ideas for diaper storage. What do you think? Anything here you would use – or do you have another item you repurposed for diaper storage? Do share!