American Flag Crib Rails


These crib rails were given to me at a garage sale as a "free with purchase" of a larger furniture item. I can never pass up freebies so of course I accepted! They sat in my yard for three years between some old pallets, until inspiration finally struck!
Here it is before: an outdated, unsafe, old crib rail previously painted pink with turquoise accents.
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I worked some very scientific measurements here with a T-square and a pencil. lol!
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A few paint strokes later totally transformed the look and is now part of our patriotic decor!
Here's a tip: If you are a perfectionist then this project may not be for you, but if you can get over trying to draw straight lines on curved spindles without cursing then it's definitely worth a try!
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I used Annie Sloan paints and brushed it with some stain to give it that antique, rustic look.
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I cannot wait to show it off during our July 4th Celebration! Head over to the blog to see the full flag reveal!

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2 questions
  • AMY
    on Jun 2, 2016

    Did you sand the crib rail? or use primer? just trying to figure out where to start

    • Curb Alert!
      on Jun 2, 2016

      Amy, hi I used chalk paints and they adhere pretty well without sanding. It doesn't hurt to do a light sanding though. Good luck!

  • Marie DeSalvo
    on Jul 4, 2018

    great idea and so creative. Believe it or not I have an old crib stashed in my garage from my children. it is very similar to this. ages ago I have seen a garden bench made from an old crib. Would you by any chance have anything like that in your library of redo's?LOL In the meantime I will see if I can Find the original plans.

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