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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Crib Bench

About a year ago my mom gave us an old crib that had been sitting in her basement for awhile. From the very beginning I had plans to make it into a bench. We finally crossed it off our to-do list and it's now sitting in my booth!

Here is one of the long side rails that we used for the back of the bench.


Nate cut one of the end pieces in half and used them as the sides/arm rests for the bench.



He attached the three main pieces of the structure together with deck spindles.

Nate used furring strips to create the seat. 


Completed seat.

We painted the bench white, stained the seat in Minwax Dark Walnut, heavily distressed it.....
 

And now it looks like this!!!


I think it turned out pretty cute!!

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47 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I heard at a garage sale the other day that it is illegal to sell that style of crib as a crib now--so what a perfect use for one. It turned out great--wonderful remake!

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  2. Good gracious you are so stinking crafty!!! :)
    Super jealous! haha

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  3. Very nice creative partnership - your idea, your husband's work. Love the outcome. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. It's really cute!! You 2 make a great team :) Laurel

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  5. Adorable little bench! I don't think I could part with it!

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  6. It turned out better than cute, and what a great way to up-cycle! What a great team you both are together. Really nice, love the aged look and a great fall theme going on! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success

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  7. What a fantastic idea! Turned out great. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Boogieboard. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Awesome project! My son slept in a Jenny Lind crib!

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  9. How cute is that!! Such a great project.

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  10. That's such a great use of a crib! So cute!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful. Lots of work, but well worth it. You have a beautiful bench. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  12. Oh that is so awesome, can't wait til my little ones have finished with their cribs

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  13. Melissa,

    it turned out great! I love it!!!

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  14. so cute and i love how it's all set for fall!

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  15. Great idea! Thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up-- grab a "I Was Featured Button" from my blog and add it to your post. Hope you'll join the party again next week!
    ;) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Texas-Girls/140299076008437?ref=hl

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  16. What an incredible transformation! You have created a masterpiece using your creativity, imagination and woodworking skills. I just love it!
    Happy Fall, my friend!
    Carolynn

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  17. Great bench made from a baby crib! I love collecting different ideas of furniture makeover but this one is very different. By the way thanks for sharing and Happy Fall!

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  18. How wonderful. Love the idea and your pumpkin vignette is so cute too. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  19. This is so cute I love the finish you did! I love repurposing things, great job!

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  20. Very cute crib bench! I too made one of these as my very first blogging project:) Its such a nice way to repurpose.

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  21. Great hubby-great hubby- great outcome.

    Smart idea, guys. Perfect partners too.

    Happy mid-week.

    Greetings from a chilly & rainy Stockholm,
    /CC

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  22. I love these baby beds turn benches! I am keeping my eye out at GW, SA and yard sales for one! Nice job on the shabby painting!
    JoAnn
    visiting thru I Gotta Create

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  23. What a BRILLIANT conversion! You are amazing! Found you via I Gotta Create and love your blog!

    Feel free to come link up over my blog! :)

    http://luanded.blogspot.com/2012/09/happy-humpday-handmade-link-party.html

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  24. Such a great idea to reuse an old crib! This is darling!

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  25. Linking from Redoux. Amazing skills to get all that done! Well done

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  26. This is so stinkin cute! I love it! Such a great idea!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.com

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  27. love it! im totally gonna do this w/ my sons old crib!!! thanks for inspiring

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  28. What a clever idea! This is definitely something I would have never thought to do. Nice work!

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  29. what a great space for accesorizing! love this!

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  30. You're right, it DID turn out great! Great transformation! I just saw one of these cribs on craigslist for free, thanks for the easy-to-understand tutorial. -Angela @ Mrs. White TWig & Tea

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  31. how cool! We have a Jenny Lind crib for our daughter. That's a great way to keep it around for sentimental reasons without just sticking it in the garage. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. It is beautiful! And I love how you styled it too :) Off to pin!

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  33. It adorable! What a neat transformation! I would be delighted for you to link it to Potpourri Friday, in progress and register for the $50 gift card from Shabby Apple!

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  34. Yes indeed it's pretty and cute! ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  35. This is gorgeous! What a great upcycle and of course a great way to decorate for the fall! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  36. This turned out wonderful! I have been wanting to make something similar from my kids old crib sitting in the basement and you have motivated me to get that project going. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. That's a great idea for an old crib! It turned out really cute!

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  38. I would just love to do this with my kids' old crib!! Lovely job!!!! Will be featuring you at tonight's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday party. :)

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  39. Oh wow! A very unique idea. It turned out an extra ordinary idea.great job!

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  40. Very pretty! I've made several, and I'm about to make a couple of more...I just can't stop!

    gail

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  41. This is definitely on my list of to dos! You did such a beautiful job, thank you for sharing at my party. Featuring tomorrow afternoon -K

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  42. I have always wanted to try this, but never had the courage. I think I just found it...thanks to your great picture of the "how to" :) I love your blog. Can't wait to see what you do next! I LOVE the cabinet in your next post as well!! Beautiful!!

    Blessings - Sara

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