Katie Lloyd Mansfield
Katie Lloyd Mansfield
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  • Fort Worth, TX

Headboard From A Crib Rail


We cleaned out the attic a few months ago. Our old crib was a drop side model and had a dated finish. I knew that should we have grandkids, I wouldn't feel safe putting them in this crib. I wanted to repurpose as many of the pieces as I could rather than have them languish in the attic.
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I went to Pinterest for inspiration and came across a headboard tutorial using newel posts in a bed. After measuring, I knew that the two newel posts plus a side rail would be the exact width of a full size headboard.
Crib Before:
Crib Before:
After:
After:
I painted everything and then joined the side rail to the posts using dowels. I clamped it and let the glue set for 24 hours.
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The posts came from Lowes and were only $36.00. They were already sanded and ready to prime and paint. The style of the rungs matches the style of the newel posts.
headboard from a crib rail, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling
I'm thrilled. This was affordable and it didn't required much skill.
I love the white. It's been fun styling this bed for summer and now for fall.
headboard from a crib rail, bedroom ideas, repurposing upcycling
We still have the other side rail in the garage. I could easily make another one of these for one of the kids or add a footboard to this bed. Please follow the link to my blog post for more pictures. While you are there, have a look around at my other projects.
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  • Bobbi Convery
    on Mar 23, 2017

    Good idea!

  • Joanie
    on Feb 3, 2018

    I don't know if this is YOUR babies crib, but it sure is a nice heirloom...... , whatever, it made a beautiful headboard!!

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