8 Ingenious Ways to Upcycle an Old Crib

Lullaby 06/16/2014

Ready to transition your little one to a “big kid” bed? Don’t throw that crib away! Re-use, re-purpose, and re-imagine it to give you more bang for your buck! Here are 8 ingenious ways to upcycle an old crib into something fun and functional.

1. Magazine Rack. The sides of a crib make an easy-peasy magazine rack.

Repurposed baby crib into magazine rack

Source: The Salty Pineapple

2. Chalkboard/Craft table. Turn a crib into a craft table where your kids can let their imaginations run wild! It’s an easy transformation and doesn’t take up any additional space. Bump up the fun factor by using Lullaby Paints non-toxic**Chalkboard Paints to create an interactive surface for your child.

Baby Crib turned Chalkboard Table

 Source: A Little Learning for Two

**Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.

3. Kids’ Wagon. How fun is this?Turn your baby’s crib into a custom wagon to wheel your kids around in style! Be sure to check out our blog post, How to Paint a Crib in 6 Simple Steps, for tips to tackle this painting project.

Baby Crib Wagon

 Source: Creating by Cami

4. Bench/Toy Box. Save space and money by turning your baby’s old crib into a bench/toy box.

Baby Crib turned toy box

Source: My Repurposed Life

5. Plate Holder. Create a unique plate holder for all your treasured China!

baby crib plate holder

Source: Someday Crafts

6. Bike Rack. Optimize organization in your garage by turning that old baby crib into a bike rack.

baby crib bike rack

Source: Problem Solvers Bike

7. Drying Rack. Reduce your energy consumption by hang drying laundry using a rack made from your old crib!

baby crib dryer rack

Source: HomeTalk

8. Ceiling Fixture. The springs from a baby’s mattress can be reborn into a great ceiling fixture. Create a rustic look by hanging candles or single light bulbs. Use our non-toxic**Trim Paints to add a pop of color!

baby mattress ceiling fixture

Source: Bees Knees Bungalow

**Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.

Reusing and repurposing is even better than recycling, so get creative with what you have in your house before you throw it away!

Feeling inspired? Let us know what you have planned for your baby’s crib in the comments below!