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Upcycling Cribs and Crib Mattresses

March 1, 2012

written by Cathy Baker, mom of two amazing girls, from Missouri

Because I am inspired by those who take something I just get rid of… (Whatever was I thinking?!)…and make something so amazingly cute and useful with it…Here are some old cribs and crib mattresses (found on pinterest) that have been upcycled into amazingness!

Look at this very inviting bench made with an old crib mattress. Can easily be built into an empty space in your home!

How about a super cute desk for your growing preschooler? LOVE the chalkboard desktop they painted on!

{Source: A Little Learning for Two}

And check out this super cute (and oh so useful!) work station/shelving for mom?

And can’t you just picture this on your front porch? Or entryway? I adore this cute bench I found at 2 Little Hooligans blog?

Here’s another cute bench…

Take both ends of an old crib to make this headboard. They used a ceiling medallion in the middle to hide the seems. Brilliant!

Hope you find one of these ideas inspiring for your home!


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  1. Marla

      on March 1, 2012 8:27 am

    Wow! I love these!!


  2. Heidi Farmer

      on March 1, 2012 8:45 am

    These are so stinkin’ creative. I wish I had more of that creative juice flowing through me. The crib into kid’s desk was my favorite!


  3. Lynette W.

      on March 1, 2012 10:15 pm

    Why did you not link to all of these ideas on Pinterest? You are sharing someone’s else’s ideas and not giving credit, where credit is due. How is it possible for anyone else to find back to these great ideas?


  4. Christine

      on March 2, 2012 5:19 am

    Wow, I love how these ideas turned out. Incredible!
    I especially like the workstation/shelving, and the headboard idea. :)


  5. Marykate Wurster

      on March 2, 2012 10:35 am

    these are such good ideas! I always wish I saved the crib mattresses – have a friend who saved her and keeps them under the kids bed as a type of trundle for sleepovers.


  6. Whitney

      on March 2, 2012 4:33 pm

    OH man! These are amazing. I’m now so excited to try one of these with my crib in a year or so!


  7. Monica Ricci

      on March 8, 2012 9:55 pm

    WHOA!! I love these! Makes me wish I had a crib around the house!



  8. Octobird

      on April 29, 2012 9:32 pm

    Amazingly clever!


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