Thrifty Thrusday: From Changing to Laundry

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Thrifty Thursday post mainly because I don’t come across “thrifty” things as often as I wished! This week though I wanted to share my genius upcycle.

I’ve been pining for this laundry room set up from Ana-White for a couple of months now:

Laundry Basket Dresser

But 1) I would never build it, 2) Preacher Man would never build it, and 3) I don’t know if I would want something permanent in our small laundry room in case when we want to sell.

This summer Monkey has potty-trained {insert huge, thunderous applause!} so the old changing table that’s been through all three of my kids is no longer needed. I knew that I wanted to do something with it. I mean it has three perfectly good shelves. I tried it in the dining room where we homeschool, but that room is pretty much at saturation point for furniture.

Then I thought…..would a laundry basket fit on those shelves?

Sure enough they do! So I rolled the unused changing table into the laundry room. It fit perfectly {the dryer door will still open and close}, so I quickly put a laundry basket on the second shelf, I’m planning on buying another one for the bottom shelf, and on the top shelf I have the sock basket {unmatched sock’s home} and a basket of hangers for our air dry clothing.

The finished product:

Not bad and super thrifty!

Cost: $2 for one new laundry basket.

Keep your eyes out for old, discarded changing tables because they work perfectly for a quick laundry room upgrade.

Loving it when a dream becomes a reality in the tree house,



  1. That's a great idea! I wish I could do something like that in our laundry room, but it's so narrow I'm not sure how I could fit it in. Such a smart way to get what you want without the permanence you don't.

  2. So smart! Do you plan to buy a basket for the lower shelf, or do you have other plans for it?

    1. Um, wait, you said you were buying another shelf. Ignore my goofy question. It is too late. I obviously need to go to bed.

    2. If it makes you feel any better, you made me LOL!