Repurposed Toddler Bed Becomes a DIY Potting Bench: Trash to Treasure

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This repurposing project is sponsored by Beyond Paint, but the project idea, pictures, video, and opinions belong to Thrift Diving.

There’s something sad about getting rid of your kids’ baby and toddler furniture, isn’t there?

I’d put it up there with getting rid of their artwork: no matter how much you know you don’t need it anymore, sometimes you just can’
But this toddler bed??
It was time. It needed to go.

But I knew the thrift store wasn’t going to take it.
They’re so “iffy” when it comes to taking kids’ beds!
And don’t even think about donating a crib. They’ll turn you away faster than you can beg, “Just take my junk, please!!

As I was pulling it out of the trunk, bummed that I was stuck with it, thinking about the firewood it would make, an idea struck…
And this, my friends, is how ideas strike.

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1 question
  • Gita Sharma
    on Aug 5, 2017

    Hai how do you prevent wooden stuff from spoiling as while watering the plants water will spill drain etc.thanks

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  • Patty V. Y
    on Oct 28, 2018

    I love it, looks great. And I must say I love how you bring something home not knowing what it will be used for, and then to set it down the direction you did, and boom! Planter bench. Gardener and repurpose'r after my own heart. Thanks for the idea, and share.

  • Marie
    on Nov 6, 2018

    Very Nice idea ! Turned out fantastic i love it💖

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