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Re-Purposed Crib

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Re-Purposing is awesome! New purpose from something it can't be anymore!
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Here I have a real wood crib laying around i picked up from the curb.
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I had a bunch of wood laying around and wanted to do something with them both.
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So I built a wooden box " first time ever " and I think i did an awesome job. It's all together and ready for it's face lift!
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I had to custom cut every piece of this crib, strip it from it's original paint and clear coat, then sand it. A LOT of work but it pays off.
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Started measuring and cutting the railing, stripping, sanding.
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Traced the line out for an anti slam lid. This was extremely fun and tricky! I'm getting really good at cutting edges of any shape = )
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As you can see, you must have an idea what i'm building! Brought them in to size them correctly
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I wanted to get more photos of this build but I was having issues. As you can see I added a trim and attached the box to the back frame. All I did was screw the box to the back frame and built a bottom brace for support. It's very solid!! Filled in the appropriate places with filler for a smooth and clean look.
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I ended up with a lot of railing and decided it needed something added to the front so i split them in half and placed them flat side and glued and nailed them in place. It looks much better in person. The two bigger sides i cut, i used the two pieces for the feet for the front. I also added 2 coats of primer due to the different color of wood i used, didn't want them peeking through just the paint itself.
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And finally done! So much work done for this Bench. I used everything I already had for this project. Everything was re purposed, every piece was cut for a specific place.
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Adding some stencil gives it a good color balance, wanted a little more white in there.
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The storage area is the entire box! So much room for so many things!
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It cost me nothing but hard work and imagination.
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Materials I used for this project:

  • Crib
  • Wood
  • Barbara A. Miller

    I love this idea. I have the crib that I got when my oldest child was an infant. It was already 24 years old when I received it and it still looks great.

  • Think2inkme
    Think2inkme Glendale, AZ

    This came out beautiful . Love how you transformed it and just love the soft color you picked .

  • Shojdik
    Shojdik Lockport, IL

    Love it. This would be perfect in our front foyer to hold shoes.

  • Ellen
    Ellen Casa Grande, AZ

    You did such an incredible job!! It's beautiful! Wouldn't ever know that youit was your first time. Just beautiful and very creative

  • Susanroy36
    Susanroy36 Florence, MT

    So creative! Cute kitty loves his/her new spot ♡

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