Repurpose Crib Rails

Every once in a while, it’s pretty common to see huge commercial containers or “skips” as they’re called in Ireland, outside of people’s homes. Usually, they’re booked by homeowners who are doing some redecorating or moving, or they are supplied to an entire estate, to get rid of older, unwanted stuff. To rent one of these skips is inexpensive, and it also saves time in having to drive out to ditch your stuff.

What some people don’t know; however, is that often, these skips are filled with valuable goods, ranging from fully functioning electronics to furniture. While in Dublin we have a community of “skip -divers” who even post their findings in a Facebook group, — many people still don’t know what they are missing, and how valuable a lot of that stuff is.

Even I’m shocked at the good-quality material I see in these skips, without even having to rummage through it. So far, I’ve come across bookshelves, art supplies, bedside tables, chairs, wood panels, lamps – all of which most of us go to IKEA for! Plus, a lot of these things also cost money, so it makes sense that people are picking it up for nothing. I’ve even heard of others selling the things they’ve found and earned a nice side income from it, too.

The main thing we often see is old cribs. I’m guessing that after the kid is grown up, the parents don’t know what to do with the crib, and if they don’t know who to give it to, they choose the easiest option – tossing it. This is why today we’re going to talk about what to do with an old crib that you found or one you may have at home.

Below, you’ll find some creative old crib ideas, to make some cool stuff such as a reading nook using the crib rails, or a craft station! So check out some of our repurposed baby crib ideas for extra inspiration.

Kid’s room

Repurpose crib rails to build a cute reading nook

Build a cute reading nook

Build a hanging bed swing

Build a hanging bed swing

Kids tent reading nook

Kids Tent Reading Nook

Make a crib memo board

Make a crib memo board

Crib turned craft station

Crib turned Craft Station

Build an art center for kids

Build an art center for kids

Use a crib railing as a book rack for kids

Use a crib railing as a book rack for kids

Bike rack from a crib rail

Bike Rack from a Crib Rail

Old crib rail repurposed as a baby gate

Old crib rail repurposed as a baby gate

Living room and bedroom

Create a stylish home office desk

Create a stylish home office desk

Sofa pudel design

Sofa Pudel Design

Use a crib railing as a magazine rack

Use a crib railing as a magazine rack

Build a jewelry-display-rack

Build a jewelry display rack

Kitchen

Create a kitchen organizer

Create a kitchen organizer

Create an outdoor serving table on wheels

Create an outdoor serving table on wheels

Use a rustic crib spring to hang items in your kitchen

Use a rustic crib spring to hang items in your kitchen

Outdoor, garden and hobbies

Build a DIY chalkboard easel

Build a DIY chalkboard easel

Create a unique craft and tool station with organizer

Create a unique craft and tool station with organizer

Crib side rail for garden work station

Crib side rail for garden work station

Garden gate

Garden Gate

Build a beautiful outdoor bench

Build a beautiful outdoor bench

Create a Pull a Picnic wagon

Create a Pull a Picnic wagon

Make a flower pot stand

Make a flower pot stand

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