Now that the drop side cribs have been outlawed, there will probably be many set to the curb. Today, I’m highlighting the ways I’ve repurposed cribs and their parts. Some of you may remember these projects.
This picture is “pre-blogging”. It is from my first year at Glendale Crossing days, October 2008. Do you see the crib side rails? I have decided to do this same thing to display my signs this year. I will use zip ties just as I did way back when. I will be able to display my signs on all four sides of the rails giving me a lot more bang for my buck so to speak. I still have this piece, although it is much more weathered. I may have to do a little work to it before I used it this year.
This picture is from Glendale Crossing Days 2009. Cathy used a crib rail hinged differently than I did the previous year. You can see that both are great display pieces. However, I think the white one above gives me a lot more area to display my signs.
This cute console table was made from crib legs and part of an old table.
This plate rack could easily be used as a book rack for children.
This art easel/sandwich board was made from the end pieces of a crib. I plan to use it at Glendale this year to welcome my visitors.
Another pre-blogging project. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for so many years already! Cathy and I made this bench from a curbed crib.
Another bench made from a curbed crib. I actually remember the day we picked this up. It was under a huge pile of smelly junk. ewwwww The seat of this bench is made from curbed flooring.
One more! This one is pretty special! It got published in a magazine. Not just online, but a real hard copy magazine. The online publication has already been replaced by the current issue, so I can’t link up. Time got away from me, and I forgot about it until it was too late to visit the site to see it online. However, the magazine sent me a couple of copies so I could see it. It’s a regional magazine (free publication) from Huntsville, Alabama.
Pretty cool, eh? There are so many ways to repurpose these unwanted, unusable items! Try to save something from the landfill soon!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.