An upcycled sentimental gift, picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.

DIY Repurposed Crib

It only took six weeks, but I finally got my Mother’s Day present hung up on the wall!

My husband took on a DIY project to repurpose a piece from our last baby’s crib. He made a sentimental keepsake out of the crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build. Talk about a home run gift!

Many months ago, my toddler started climbing out of his crib so we moved him to a big boy bed.

I didn’t think I would be so attached to an old hand-me-down crib, but I was. And by hand-me-down, I mean another family owned it before us.

It’s an old drop-side crib, so I can’t donate it or give it away, and I didn’t really want to. It was where my last baby slept, sniff sniff!

My husband asked what we should do with it after we broke it down, and I searched the place of all-things-inspiration (Pinterest) for repurposing ideas, but I didn’t find anything that really jumped out at me right away.

I really liked the ideas of reusing a side of the crib to hang pictures on, but of course life happened and we stored it in the garage until we had time to focus on it.

I had no idea that he (bravely) chartered the waters of repurposing the crib without my knowing, but I really love what he did with it.

An upcycled sentimental gift, picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.

He sanded and painted the curved end piece of the crib and made it into a picture holder for the wall.

Treehouse build, 2012

He made the picture frames from the leftover wood he and my older son used when they built their treehouse together.

An upcycled sentimental gift, picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.

So it’s a double-whammy sentimental keepsake, and he gave it to me for Mother’s Day.

An upcycled sentimental gift, picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.

We chose the pictures we wanted and after sanding the frames and crib piece where he wanted to attach them, he secured them with Gorilla Glue.

An upcycled sentimental gift, picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.

The paint he used on the crib was a Flat Brown enamel spray paint to go with our older style rustic decor in our little country house.

The cedar wood frames were distressed.

It’s so perfect and so me, I absolutely love it!

An upcycled sentimental gift, picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.

 

An upcycled sentimental Mother's Day gift, a picture frame made from our baby's last crib piece and recycled wood from a treehouse build.


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