Saturday, June 2, 2012

Upcycled Crib Spring

This is something I've wanted to do for a while now.  

Upcycle the crib springs from the crib all three of my boys used.  Along with so many of you I'm sure, I first saw this idea at Funky Junk Interiors.  

Funky Junk Interiors
I just love Donna's style and creativity with junk!

When I saw that post, I knew immediately I wanted to copy it.  Of course, Hubby thought I was nuts!
"What?! Crib springs on the wall?  I don't think so."

Well, I finally did it.  I have an area in the kitchen that's near the back hall that leads to the powder room, laundry and garage door.  It's kind of dead space that we've been talking about for years having a shallow custom shelving unit built there.  As you can see, still waiting on that.  

Anyway, I've had a variety of different things in this space and on the wall.  The last thing I had was a dry erase calendar and a small tack board with organizing slots and hooks for keys, etc.  

Well, it just wasn't really working.  I could never really get the calendar clean of the marker, the little tack board was never really used and only Son No. 1 would hang his keys on the hooks.

Down it all went one day, and up went the springs.  I thought about painting the springs, but for now I'm going to leave them as is.  And, I haven't done anything fancy on them like Donna from Funky Junk Interiors did, or all the others whose pics I've saved for inspiration.  

I was truly amazed at all the cool ways people have used these old crib springs.  I'm sharing my collection of inspiration pictures.  I wish I would have made note of exactly where I found these pics on the web.  I wasn't originally saving them to share, but for my own inspiration.  So, if any of the pics belong to you, or you know who they do belong to, please let me know so I can give credit.

Oh, and guess what, I think Hubby doesn't mind the springs too much now that it's on the wall.  As a matter of fact, he suggested I paint it antique white ;o)  

Junk Sophisticate 

Aren't they great ideas and uses for something that would be otherwise tossed into the landfill.  I think it's not only a useful way to reuse something that would be trashed, but it also adds detail and dimension to a wall, and it's a pretty cool conversation piece!

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it's a great look, Carla! I love yours in that area. It seems to be working out perfectly.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Cute, clever, and it looks great! I like the idea of clipping all the Christmas card to it too. I like it!

marie said...

LOVE this Carla!! That spot was made for your crib spring...I bet hubby thinks so too now!

Thanks for sharing all the other crib spring ideas. My daughter isplanning on hanging her's and she'll love all the inspiration!

MaryLiz said...

I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog. Now I'm going to keep my eyes open for an abandoned crib on the side of the road! I really want one now.

Kerin said...

Hi Carla..
I think it's great that you decided to take the plunge and put the old crib spring on the wall.
Thanks for including the inspiration pics too.

Smiles :)

Jillayne said...

Wow! I love what you did, and all the others too; wonderful, creative ideas.
All I had left from my old crib was teh legs, which I saved and have packed around for years. When I was in need of a new, stand-up work table a few years ago I couldn't find anything that would work. Then I thought of those old crib ends so we made a shelf to sit where the "spring" would be, and a board to bolt on the top. With a little monkeying around, and a can of black spray paint for metal, I now have a funky, junky, practical work table that I just love. Those old cribs sure come in handy.

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