I received a wooden drop side crib (before they were banned) and DS has never slept in it anyways! How can it be re-purposed?
Re-purposing wooden crib
I found an old cot at a Garage Sale that I couldn't leave behind. I thought I'd make it into a clothesrack/wardrobe, which I did, and people loved it.
My friends are using it in their shop at the moment, and I recently found another almost matching cot at the Rubbish Tip for $4, and we're going to make that into another one :)
How about using the sides for wall mounted drying racks? LIke this: http://www.amazon.com/Whitney-Design-Telescoping-Mount-Dryer/dp/B001MNZ00Y
Love the shop display! We removed the front of our crib (the design of the crib makes this possible, and it is still stable), and pushed it up against the bed as a co-sleeper. We have bed rails on each side of the big bed, and the rail is down under the crib mattress so that there is no gap between the bed and crib. When we no longer need it as a co-sleeper, we will use it as a seat by lowering the mattress and using a daybed type of coverlet with cool throw pillows. It has sentimental value for us and we will def. keep it around!
The magazine rack idea actually gives me an idea to use an old crib to hang my different fabrics on. Perfectly spaced dowels. I keep seeing drop sided cribs out in the trash. Now I am so going to pick one up and use it for this purpose. I have so much fabric that I can't see because it is stuffed in boxes. I need inspiration to create new sewn items!