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9 Stylish Ways to Repurpose Your Crib

Sep 27 2016 - 12:20pm

You're ready to retire your crib for good, but what to do with that once-so-important piece of furniture [1]? Don't just put stash it in the basement — repurpose it! Yes, you'll have to be a bit crafty to pull these awesome ideas off (I'd consider hiring someone to help with a few of them), but the result is totally worth it. Not only can you feel great about a new, totally customized piece of furniture, you can also pat yourself on the back for being eco-friendly!

Grown-Up Desk

Add a glass top, turn one side rail into a shelf, and you're set. Wow, right?

Source: Achados Dedecoracao [2]

Magnet Board

The Frosted Gardner [3] repurposed the end of an old crib as a magnet board. Get the DIY [4] instructions here [5].

An Antique-esque Bench

Courtney of A Diamond in the Stuff [6] enlisted the help of her uncle to create a bench out of an old crib.


Jamie of DIY Home Sweet Home [7] made this bookshelf using the front and back panels of an old crib and painted pillow cases.

Easel Board

Katie of The Red Kitchen [8] repurposed her old crib as a chalkboard easel. Genius! Get the DIY [9] instructions here [10].

Kids Desk

Caz of A Little Learning for Two [11] created this adorable kids activity desk using a crib, particleboard, and chalkboard paint. Get the instructions here [12].

Craft Station

Monica of Crafty Nest [13] created this craft organizer after she found a crib rail on the street. Get the instructions here [14].

Pull Wagon

Creating by Cami [15] made this adorable little blue pull wagon with her old crib and provides instructions here [16].

Porch Bench

Melanie of The Old White Cottage [17] actually created this adorable outdoor bench from two cribs.

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