Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Crib Springs Bounce Back

This summer, I officially said goodbye to baby-dom by tearing apart our crib and turning it into a chalkboard easel. But I'm not one to waste a perfectly good industrial looking thingamajig and the springs just looked so fun, that I had to perform another transformation. This one was pretty simple.

I had to remove the hangy on the frame rod thingies first. (Sorry, I have no idea what the technical terms for crib parts are...)

It was stubborn, but so am I. I had to pry out a piece of metal with the hammer tines to make enough room to force out the rod. Then, I just hammered the pried out piece.

Note the ever-present backdrop of Legos

Then, I just had to mount the sucker on the wall and hang a few items with clothespins.

I also have put one of the crib railings to use--sorta. It's leaning sideways in our bathroom as a drying rack. Actually, it's supposed to be a place for Ryan to drape his pants that aren't dirty enough to wash, but are too dirty to fold back up and put away. One look at our closet floor will tell you that it is not being used for its intended purpose, though. Today, Max asked me if it was our ladder. Yep. A ladder to nowhere, apparently...

Check out the whole craft area here.

This craft linked at Kammy's Korner


Deborah Raney said...

ROFLOL! Well, that's one area where you did NOT marry a man like your dad. I don't think I've ever picked ONE thing up after him!

Love what you did with the crib...if it wasn't gonna hold another baby, that is.

Hope you post your awesome craft area soon!!

Sabrina said...

I LOVE it! I have an old crib that this has given me inspiration to do something with. Thank you! New follower from Kammys Korner.

Sabrina - http://4mykiddos.blogspot.com

Tobi said...

Thanks, Sabrina! Good luck on your project!