The Baby Crib Endeavor…
or how much can you do with a baby crib??
I don’t know, but I plan on finding out. The goal is to use every piece right down to the screws. I have ideas for most of the pieces, but I may need your help on some.
The crib was bought at the Humane Society’s Resale Store. The is the best store in our area. First all proceeds go to support the animals in the care of our Humane Society. Second the Resale Store is organized and clean. Third the volunteers are so helpful and giving of their time. Fourth I have to stop because if I keep going…I’ll start weeping. I’m proud to be able to help such a great organization.
Now back to the baby crib. Do you see those spindles!!!! You know I’ll have fun with those! Click to see my spindle projects.
The first project was a chalkboard easel.
This was done by adding to hinges along the top. Then painting with chalkboard paint in the panels. I did have to remove two top finals from the one in the back, otherwise the hinges wouldn’t reach. The photo was taken during our fundraising event May 30th for the Humane Society. I used it to promote the event at the Resale Store. Each quarter I do a live “Find the DIY in you” event to share ideas to turn thrift store finds into total treasures. You can read about the chalkboard lettering event here.
We had a blast!
Now for today’s Baby Crib Endeavor. The baby crib springs! I wanted to wrap the frame with twine and hang on our front porch. I’m working on a rustic farmhouse porch.
My thought was it would be easier to wrap with the springs removed. It was easy to remove the springs using a clamp to squash the wire to the frame and unhook the springs.
Then I started wrapping. Putting the twine in a sandwich bag keeps the roll together while I wrapped. The wrapping was going fine and I kept it tight and neat….
Then I not sure if I was bored or if I simply decided I liked the wrapping messy.
Whatever it was, messy won. I used the clamp technique to rehook the springs back.
Whew! That could have been a hard task!
I hung the baby crib springs using a couple of screws on top and a couple through the spring area.
since my last three trips to the hardware I forgot “S” hooks…
I used pieces of twine to hang a couple of wire baskets. Then filled them with
junk stuff for other projects. I also added the burlap signs for Homer and Bella, our four legged family members. I also have a place to hang my favorite Junk Market find, cow tags.
Next I need an idea for those long metal pieces that crib sides slide up and down on.
Got any ideas??? Let me know in comments.