March 09, 2010

Repurposing a Crib



Crib Spring Picture Holder. I saw this awesome idea from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous, and I wanted to make one for the empty wall space above my couch. It was really easy, and I made it for under $10. The main thing of course is that you need a crib spring. I searched on Craigslist for a week or so until I found someone giving one away for free. Since there was the big recall, it was pretty easy to find one. Then you need burlap (it took me almost 2 yards). I got mine at Walmart for $2.50/yard. I cut the burlap into strips that were one inch wide by varying lengths. Anywhere from about 6 inches long - 10 inches long. Then I just knotted the burlap around the edge of the crib spring. Pretty easy!

To hang the pictures on, I painted about 40 clothes pins (I got mine at Walmart, a pack of 50 for $1.50 I think) and painted the tops of them white. I left some of them just white, and decorated some of them with buttons, ribbons, paper flowers, little jewels, magnets, whatever I could find in my scrapbooking stuff.

(sorry for the bad picture quality)

To hang it on the wall, I used a stud finder, leveler, yard stick, and these pictures hangers available at home depot for $2.50:
I found the studs in the wall, marked it with a pencil, then used the yard stick and leveler to make sure they were even. It was really easy.

Then I hung my family name plaque that I made above it, to see directions for that, click HERE.

*To see Linda's click HERE

Chalkboards made from other crib parts
I saw this on ohdeedoh! I loved this idea. I wish I had gotten a whole crib for free, but I had just gotten the crib spring, but I totally want to do this someday. They were sanded and painted, then made into chalkboards with chalkboard paint (I've seen it at Michael's). I think if it did it, I would try to figure out how to add a little tray at the bottom to put chalk in, I don't know, but I would love to have these in my kids' room.

I am linked to:

7 comments:

  1. Kylee,
    Your crib spring looks awesome!! Way to go!
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  2. love the chalkboard idea too. you could glue scrabble letter holders to hold the chalk. just an idea! :-)
    Ashley

    www.rahouck.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome job! I love that you used the other parts of the crib too! Fabulous! : )

    ReplyDelete
  4. Alright, I knew this would happen! I just got rid of our crib last week. I know as soon as I did that, I would see something doing a super cute project with them. Why does that always happen lol!!

    Great job! What a fun picture holder!

    Thanks for linking!
    Andy
    Poppies at Play

    ReplyDelete
  5. The WaterBoss Grain City Water Conditioner readymag.com/ was designed with the city life in mind.Go Here Sure, the WaterBoss will certainly get rid of The Best Water Filter Solutions I've Tested the majority of the chlorine as well as whole house water filter reviews various other chemicals streaming your way best water filter pitcher 2017 from the metropolitan supply of water, however it is additionally among.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nevertheless, in this article, we will instruct sitey.me/ you an approach that will Visit here permit you to Bypass FRP on any of your FRP Bypass PC, Android, iOS Free Download (APK) Samsung Device.Right click my frp bypass apk computer, from the food selection, choose Manage, after frp bypass download that modem and Samsung Mobile USB.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails