Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Crib Upcycle

Don't you love when people look at you as you grab "rubbish" from the side of the road? I wish they could all see the finished project and know I am not mad, then again, they might start picking at the hard rubbish and that wouldn't do! I rescued (insert Jule's eye roll) 2 cot or crib as you may call them sides.


Here's why I get the eye roll, I took them and put them in the garage, much to Julian's horror there I left them. I knew I wanted to do something but what?



So (two years later) I was poking about in the garage and saw it there and decided a couple of coats of paint would do the trick and screwed it to the wall in the craft room.


I was looking for some little buckets but then I found these square ones which I like better, I put dots on them to match the other polka dot things but they just looked like they had a case of the measles.

So I put chalk board labels on them, although for some reason haven't got around to writing on them.


DIY Delight or Disaster? I see that eye roll and raise an organizing centre for my craft room, which I love, Delight!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo




21 comments:

  1. Love it ! I want something similar to hang towels in the main bathroom {shower room actually} ..lol - Dimitri spotted some old tires in the yard where I stash my junk and asked where I got it from .. so, I told him from the roadside and much to his horror, I also told him, that I've used his car {haha..he's worried someone who knows him might have seen his mom picking up dump yard scrap <--- his words!}

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  2. Pure Delight! Brillant indeed! xoDebi

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  3. Oh that is brilliant. What a great FREE score and a fantastic upcycle. It looks amazing. And, I love that you made hexagon shaped chalkboard labels...Grace would be impressed as that is a new shape she is learning in kindergarten!

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  4. NO eye roll here - I think this is absolutely brilliant !!!
    It actually looks like a modern piece of functional art Mel!!!
    XOXO

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  5. I love the chalkboard labels, Mel! So it's a DELIGHT! Anything with chalkboard is very trendy right now. Now, if you would just actually write on the labels so you know what's suppose to be in the containers . . .

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  6. What a great idea Mel. I've got a little boy who's about to move out of his cot maybe just maybe I could do something like this :)

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  7. It's ALWAYS worth it when you get the eye roll!!!

    -andi

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  8. Fantastic idea - love those buckets too! :)

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  9. Thats awesome Mel - I prefer the chalkboard stickers too. looks great!

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  10. My thoughts exactly Mel. Everything comes in handy at some time or another! Great idea! Where did you get the tubs from? xx

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  11. Very clever. I should seriously learn to get surprised at your upcycling projects as you have proven it again and again that your projects are always smart!

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  12. awesome sauce Mel, now you gotta make one for me! :P

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  13. Love this idea, Mel! You are in an organizing frenzy- wish you lived nearby and it would rub off on me!

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  14. You are so clever Mel! Pinning this!

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  15. No way in a million years I'd have thought to do that with the sides, and I'm pinning it too!! Delight!

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  16. This is brilliant Mel! Love it!

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  17. aw, I love this. Very clever. We took my crib sides and gave it to the chickens. Need to try this next time I have a crib.......

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  18. So clever! I never would have known that those buckets were hanging from crib rails. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays!

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  19. Delight! I plucked one of these rails off the side of the road just this afternoon. They are lovely for all kinds of racks and organizers. Great job, Mel. No eye roll here.

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