Cribs seem like a very specific thing. They’re meant for your children to sleep in until they get to be old enough (which happens surprisingly quickly) and then they’re basically useless – until your next child. If you’re done having kids or have no other use for your baby’s old crib, don’t take it to the junk yard or re-gift it all at once! Here are 11 shockingly adorable and ingenious ways to reuse that old crib that you never would have thought about!
Looking for a place to hang your relentless issues of Home & Garden? One of your former crib’s walls will do nicely as a magazine rack!
The bars of a crib lend themselves well to wall decor, especially of the hanging variety. Use cut-out letters and twine to make a creative DIY decoration.
By taking down one crib wall and adding a kid-friendly counter top, you’ll instantly have an adorable arts and crafts area for your kids!
Sprucing up your kids’ disassembled crib with some decorations and lots of books makes for the perfect, peaceful reading nook.
Chalkboards are a cute and useful accent for any home! Using your recycled crib adds an extra vintage vibe and the wood frame can be repainted any color you’d like.
Crib bars make for a perfect DIY bench! Lacquer the wood to make a classy, modern bench or distress the wood for a more rustic furniture piece.
For a creative and space-efficient way to store (and show off) your pots and pans, utilize your old crib as a kitchen rack.
For all-purpose shelves, your old crib is the answer. All you need to do is remove one wall and you have instant DIY shelves!
Kind of an adult arts and crafts corner! Hanging a wall of crib bars is a perfect place to hang thread, fabrics and other crafty objects to be artfully displayed and stored.
A fun craft for the whole family! Your kids will love their brand new wagon and you’ll love that you got a brand new toy for no extra money.
For decorative patio furniture (without the hefty price tag) decorate an old crib with cushions and pillows for a DIY patio set.
Have you reused an old crib in a brilliant way? Share your craft and decor ideas in the comments section below.