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by-the-lake 02-17-2011 08:37 PM

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?

wendyland 02-18-2011 12:07 PM

We're going to turn ours into a wooden bench.  I thought that would be good since there are so many slats.  All three of my kids slept in it(sometimes), so it's sentimental to me. Luckily, my husband has woodworking skills.

SuburbanHippie 02-21-2011 10:11 AM

My neighbor turned her sides into trellises for her beans to climb up in the garden.

Fiddle Fingers 06-12-2011 03:03 AM



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 :)

Ruthiegirl 06-19-2011 06:45 AM

How about using the sides for wall mounted drying racks?  LIke this:

Ruthiegirl 06-19-2011 06:45 AM

Fiddle Fingers -- what a fantastic project!   Terrific job.  

pitter_patter 06-22-2011 01:33 PM

I used the spring platform from my cribs in my garden and they have climbing jasmine growing on them.

lilyka 07-03-2011 08:28 PM

My friend used hers to cover the radiator in her babies room.  She dropped the sides down to make a gate around the radiator and raised the bed platform up to use as a shelf.  Very cute and practical.

MsFortune 07-24-2011 09:19 PM

I saw a blog post where someone had put a crib on a wooden wagon and used it to pull kids around in.  Super cute.

pammysue 07-24-2011 09:33 PM

Here's a bunch of ideas.



jenniferlynne 09-11-2011 10:03 AM

Originally Posted by pammysue View Post

Here's a bunch of ideas.



Brilliant!  I especially love the child's workstation.


FarmerBeth 10-09-2011 07:28 PM

Wow, Fiddle Fingers, I love what you did!


We had a wood bassinet (so a bit shorter) and we re-purposed it as a magazine rack.  It's full of Harrowsmith and Mother Earth News, now!

jaimeemiaj 10-18-2011 07:07 PM

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!

lilacvioletiris 12-04-2011 03:02 AM

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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!

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