Perfect Projects For When Your Baby Outgrows Their Crib
Christina Caldwell 5/27/2016
If your baby has turned into a toddler and their old crib is just taking up space, there's no need to trash it. Instead, turn those cribs into fabulous items for your... well, crib!
Craft A Cute Bench
The Salvaged Boutique took a beat-up old garage sale crib and turned it into an incredible corner bench. This is the perfect place to take off your shoes after a long day!
Rack Your Pots
This is genius! A Pinterest user used the springs from her grandson's crib to craft a pot rack for above her kitchen island. It frees up space in the cabinets below and looks oh so rustic.
Trash Into Treasure
Can you guess what these crib frames turned into?
Like-New Chalkboard Sign
It was transformed by The Red Kitchen into a clever chalkboard sign, perfect for events, menu planning and more!
Crib Rail Art
Blogger Curb Alert found a crib rail at a garage sale and didn't know what she would do with it...
...But then the perfect idea came to her. She painted an American flag on the rails and added rhinestones as stars. What a great idea for a Fourth of July party!
This upcycle requires virtually zero effort! Crib rails make for a simple, no-fuss magazine racks. Just lay it on its side and hang all of your magazines in one place.
Upcycled Baby Gate
Placing your bundle of joy in a crib was once enough to keep them from getting hurt. With a toddler, keeping them out of harm's way a little more difficult. This baby gate was crafted from the rail of an old crib. Just add hinges!
Toddler Art Area
For the little Picasso in your life, this DIY art area is a simple hack for old cribs, as The Thrifty Couple explains. They added a chalkboard desk that makes the ideal art space for creative little minds.
Craftaholics Anonymous added a touch of spray paint to a crib spring and hooked baskets packed with crafting goodies for easy access. Keep your paints, stencils and brushes all in one convenient place!
Encouraging kids to read books won't be a chore with this clever crib hack from DIY Home Sweet Home. With a Dr. Seuss theme, this whimsical reading rack inspires with its "Oh The Places You'll Go" quotes.
Think Outside The Crib
It's hard to think of anything you can't make with a crib! With all of these outside-the-box ideas, let your imagination run wild with possibilities. If you need a reminder of how to disassemble a crib, just watch this video in reverse. It's sure to all come flooding back!