How to Upcycle a Small Crib into a Stylish, Highly Functional New Piece of Furniture

Recycle 09.24.15
My favorite part about this project is that an existing piece, that couldn't be used in its existing form was transformed it into a practical, functional and surprisingly unique piece of furniture. Obsolete baby furniture is turning up all over the place, and with a little vision these pieces can be upcycled and repurposed into interesting commodity furniture.
Time: 1 Day Cost: $6 Difficulty: Moderate
  • After photo of crib upcycled into a storage unit with magazine hanging rack
  • Small, obsolete crib found at the curb

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  • Joe Strachan
    Joe Strachan Vincent, AL
    I just love this idea!
  • KathrynElizabeth Etier
    Great idea. Now I wish I had saved those cribs from 40 years ago!
  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    This is a dream come true for a craft room - well done, and what a fantastic idea!
  • Ann Edmondson
    Ann Edmondson Canton, TX
    Not only is this a great idea for a magazine rack but could also be painted with a waterproof paint and placed in the bathroom as a towel rack. Just remove a couple extra rods on top to allow breathing room.
  • Kim Marsh
    Kim Marsh Mount Carmel, IL
    Brilliant! I'm going to have to start looking for cribs! :)
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