Any Creative Ideas for This Old Cradle?

Have this beautiful wooden cradle and no more grandbabies to use it with....what would you do with it?
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  • Medina at Grillo Designs Medina at Grillo Designs on Mar 11, 2017

    Oh that is super cute. def wouldnt paint over it but thinking you could repurpose it somehow maybe? I recently turned my sons old crib into a little reading bench for him . Here it is on my blog:

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    • CeCe813 CeCe813 on Mar 11, 2017
      I thought a bench would be a cute idea, too! A rocking bench with some pillows for the grandbabies to sit and read :)
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 11, 2017

    I love pillows on my bed, but, can't sleep with all of them on it. So I repurposed a large basket for the tidy way to dump them off the bed, so you could use it to keep throws, etc. nice and tidy. Think of it as a container, and go from there. It will fill itself in no time once you go with that. I have a collection of antique and handmade dolls, so I confess, that is what I would use it for!

  • Pepper Pepper on Mar 11, 2017

    First emt crib. Paint the wood mayb white. Weave some colorful rbbon, (a basketweave). Use 2 different colors or more if you like. Use cloth ribbon or

    go to thrift store buya sheet, Cut lengths so it will be long enough.weave unti you cant see.,whatever might be in it. Uit for kids stuffed animals extra covers ,blankets,qilts etc

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Mar 11, 2017

    Here's a creative idea:

  • Margie Margie on Mar 11, 2017

    I would donate it for someone else's baby.

    • Brm14848051 Brm14848051 on Mar 11, 2017
      Would you like to sell it? I don't have any babies any more BUT if I had something like this I could have it on hand for the next little angel that might need a Nana's help.
  • Michelle Michelle on Mar 11, 2017

    If you have a cat perfect for a cat bed

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Mar 11, 2017

    Paint it buttery yellow. Fill it with realy nice baby dolls.

  • Dianne Graves James Dianne Graves James on Mar 12, 2017

    Thanks for the suggestions...I have decided to donate to to a friend who's adopting a baby due this summer!

  • Dmk1007 Dmk1007 on Mar 14, 2017

    I have a cradle that is a little higher off the ground. I painted it, lined it, and made a beautiful garden planter out of it. Wish I still had the pics to show you. Gave it to my daughter for her deck!

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    • Dmk1007 Dmk1007 on Mar 14, 2017

      Reply to can still keep it in the house. Just place it in front of a big window, or in a cozy nook area that you can't do anything else with!

  • Dianne Graves James Dianne Graves James on Mar 14, 2017

    I thank everyone for your comments and ideas..I've decided to donate the cradle to a couple expecting there first baby through adoption in July.

    • Carol Carol on Mar 16, 2017

      Cradles are ment to be cherished and a new mom will definitely cherish it. See my comment about my cradle I never got to use because ther was always a baby just before mine In our family.

  • Toni Hembree Toni Hembree on Mar 14, 2017

    I love that you will be "handing down" the cradle to another baby. Just in case anyone else is in the same boat, we have a 56 year old cradle in the extended family that has seen many, many babies. In between babies, my parents used it to hold the old vinyl LP's. This cradle was the perfect size for that. Now that vinyl is "in" again, this could be a fun way to use it in between babies.

  • Usha Usha on Mar 15, 2017

    I turned mine into a swing!

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  • Dianne Graves James Dianne Graves James on Mar 15, 2017 cool is that!

  • Darcy Maddox Darcy Maddox on Mar 16, 2017

    Love the ideas - especially that swing! I was thinking it would make a great "rocking settee" for a child, just remove one side of the railings and paint it up. But donating it to a set of new parents is even better!

  • Carol Carol on Mar 16, 2017

    I was thinking lid with an attached cushion for a rocking bench for children but I like the idea of new parents. I had a cradle I bought when I was 13 for someday. I left it at my mom's house and my sister-in-law got pregnant before me so she used it. When

    I finally got pregnant, so did she again. I never got to use it. But I also bought an English pram which proved to be just as useful and I could use it outside also

  • Linda Lancaster Linda Lancaster on Mar 16, 2017

    I have one that is 48 yrs old. we keep it for family babies. It has been used for our babies, grand babies, nieces, nephews and cousins. Would not part with it. Glad to see that you are giving it to someone with a baby!