What to do with an Old Crib… 15 Great Ideas for Repurposing Baby Cribs!

by Michelle on March 25, 2012

Now that drop-side cribs have been outlawed and you can’t sell them anymore, what do you do with that old crib?  Or maybe you don’t have a drop-side but you just want to keep your crib for sentimental reasons after your baby grows out of it.  Whatever the case may be, I’ve come across quite a few creative ideas for repurposing an old crib.  It sparked me to research further to see what people were turning old baby cribs into and I found a round up of 15 + ideas to share with you.

 So, how about a bench?  See how it was created HERE at Cassandra Design!

I love how this chair turned out!  See how it was done HERE on Junkblossoms.com.

Front porch daybed anybody?  Check it out HERE.

How about this very popular on Pinterest blackboard desk?  What a great idea if you ask me.  Find out how they made it HERE.

Or the very creative chalkboard easel.  So much fun for the kiddos!  Get the full tutorial HERE at The Red Kitchen.

In keeping with the chalkboards, HERE you will see where they made a hanging set.  Love it!

Not into chalk?  The Frosted Gardener shows you how to turn a crib into a magnet board HERE.

Here is one of my favorites.  From curbside crib, to subway art, to jewelry organizer.  Check out how she did it HERE at Infarrantly Creative.

Originally seen on Country Home, Curbly shows you what you need to turn an old crib spring into an officer organizer.  Not sure if I like it, but definitely creative.

Blue Cricket Design shows you how she turned a crib side into a magazine rack HERE.  Better yet, it only cost her $2.

Similarly, you can use the crib sides as craft fair displays.  One Shabby Chick shows you HERE.

(photo credit: betterislittle.com)

Or use one as a stuffed animal display as shown above.

How about painting a side red and hanging your Christmas cards from it?  That’s what Cassandra Design did HERE.

Check out My Repurposed Life HERE for a few more ideas including this plate rack.  Some people are so creative!

Last but not least, HERE is a post that shows you 11 ways to recycle and reuse baby cribs.  It all goes back to being creative.

Just for fun, I had to include this changing table turned drink cart.  You can check it out HERE on BHG.com.

So what would you do with an old crib or nursery furniture?  Would you repurpose it into something fun and creative like above or just get rid of it?  Let me know in the comments below.

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