Repurpose a Crib – Farmhouse Style
Today we are going to repurpose a crib. This is in my living room and I can't wait to share it with you!
I have no idea how old this crib is, all the pieces are there, and it is in great condition. I sit and think about all the stories that go along with this crib, ahhh… if only the crib could talk.
This crib was at an antique store in Rockdale, TX (LOVE Antique Queens!!!) I saw this crib on three different trips and on the 3rd one, I knew it had to come home with me.
My husband thought I was completely nuts, or pregnant, or both. I am thrilled that it's neither! (OK, I am a little nuts, but I think we all are.)
Let me share this stunning antique crib with you.
Getting It Living Room Ready
Luckily, no work needed to be done with this crib. And even better was that the front panel was already removed for me. (I have several projects in mind for that panel – I am leaning towards making a coffee table with it.)
I went out and tested crib mattresses for comfort and size. Luckily, a standard crib mattress fit!
Even though the crib didn't need work, I was a bit concerned with some of the springs being rusted, so I cut down 3/4″ plywood to mattress size and placed it under the mattress.
I love white decor with pops of color. Finding a white ruffled coverlet was perfect. It's the size for a full size bed, so I have it folded over in half for now. I was going to cut it down and finish the new edge, but I couldn't stomach the idea of cutting it, even though I found this gem at Walmart.
Then you finishing it off with adorable pillows. I found these at Kirklands and it was instant love. LOVE buffalo check and it was such a find with them being gray and white.
And just like that, we went from crib to settee!
Now It's Your Turn to Repurpose a Crib
This stunning antique crib has become quite the conversation piece in our home. Everyone that comes in loves it, and my friend that often makes the 45 minute drive to Antique Queens is massively bummed that she didn't notice it in the store. She keeps wanting to buy it, I don't think I will ever part with it.
I will tell you that these gems aren't easy to find, but if you are excited about upcycling an antique crib, when you find one, grab it!
Like this idea and want to easily find it again? Add it to your Makeable Crafts board on Pinterest!
Like Upcycling/Repurposing Projects?
Like these types of projects and want to see more like it? Leave me a comment and let know. Bonus points if you comment with what types of upcycling projects you want to see. Today it's repurposing a crib, there is no telling what will be next here on the blog. Hugs, Meg
I absolutely love this! One of my favorite “redos” of all time. So perfect!
megan daves says
This was such a find, and you can find them in so many places. There was another one at the same place I bought mine. Keep your eyes open for one for your home.
I LOVE this upcycle! Now I need to keep an eye out for a vintage crib!
Love this! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
Beautiful! I would have been tempted to bring that home too. You did a great job on it. This post will be one of my featured post this week. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty
This is gorgeous, what a great find. It looks so lovely with those check cushions.
This is such a sweet and clever repurpose Megan.
Thank you for sharing your farmhouse crib at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tonight’s party and pinning too.