Monday, January 18, 2010

What to do with an Old Baby Crib

My brother and sister-in-law were cleaning out their garage recently and were getting rid of the baby crib my nephews slept in. I had to rescue it, yet somewhat maintain it.

I live in a teeny, tiny house and I came up with the idea to attach the side pieces to the wall in my kitchen and bathroom and use them for storage.

I attached some sticky-backed magnetic pieces to the wood to hang knives so they're always at the ready. I put stuff way up at the top that I seldom use - bbq skewers and bread basket. My parents gave me some heirloom silverware a while back and I twist-tied it together and hung them up high.

I used S hooks and metal shower hooks to do the hanging.

Here's one end piece from the crib.

In the bathroom, I used plastic bins from the dollar store and attached them to the rungs with clips (also from the dollar store)

I still have one more end piece and the metal frame. Any ideas???

1 comment:

jewelrygirl said...

I would do the same storage idea in a craft room. Or use the clips to hang up articles...paintings. Anything that is artsy could be displayed on that!