Crib Conversion

July 24th, 2009 in member junk     
new2nc69 new2nc69, member
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Photo: Kristi Palma

Having a toddler with no fenced yard is a nightmare! When her crib got recalled (yes I know you aren't supposed to resuse it...) I couldn't see sending it to the dump. So with some extra 1x4s, screws and shims... her crib became the gate at the end of the carport. Now she has somewhere safe to play and once the elements break down the wood, I'll figure something else to do with it!  AND, the terracotta thingies on the post were pulled out of my neighbors garbage. Unfortunately, the herbs that were there died. Now if only I could recycle a GreenThumb!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, outdoor spaces, white

Comments (11)

THein writes: PURE GENIOUS!!!! So pretty too~ love it! Posted: 7:49 am on July 25th
BarkingDogs writes: That is awesome and so funny because tonight my neighbors gave me a crib just like this one to reinvent! Posted: 1:01 am on July 25th
alicemom writes: That is simply the best idea YET!!!!! Very very cool!
Thanks for showin' & tellin'! Really swell!
smiles, alice
ps and it's darling to boot! Posted: 9:18 pm on July 24th
oldnews writes: Not in a million years would I have thought of this!! I actually have a complete crib in the shop! Don't need a fence or gate right now, but eventually someone will! Very cool! Marie Posted: 8:46 pm on July 24th
chippingcharm writes: Fantastic idea...gotta keep those "little people" safe :) Laurel Posted: 8:26 pm on July 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: For real?? I think this is one of the most creative repurposes I've seen! Tell mom we think she's brilliant!

And welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! Post often.

Candy Posted: 6:49 pm on July 24th
suewhitney writes: Now this is what I call truly thinking out of the crib. Very clever and very cool. Way to go!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 3:46 pm on July 24th
RustyDiva writes: What an absolutely awesome idea!!!! I never thought about fencing or gates with baby beds. I see them all the time in thrift stores. I may have to copy this one too! Thanks. Posted: 2:59 pm on July 24th
new2nc69 writes: I give credit to this idea to my MOM! Hands down one of the best ideas at our house! Posted: 1:58 pm on July 24th
chiccottagejunk writes: I'll never look at another crib the same! You did a fantastic job - what a repurpose. I am in love with this idea and may use it around my small veggie garden if I come across one. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sue Posted: 1:24 pm on July 24th
monakent writes: What a CLEVER idea. Glad to see you were able to reuse the crib. This project turned out GREAT. The best part - it keeps your toddler safe!!! gailmarie Posted: 11:58 am on July 24th
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