Thursday, June 28, 2012

Repurposed Item From The Past

He knew this would happen.
He told me it would, but I didn’t believe him.
The cribs that we have stored in the attic for 21 years should not be used. Millions of cribs made before 2007 have been recalled.
I would not feel good about having my grandchildren (grandchildren that I hope to have someday) in cribs that were a potential hazard.
When I was looking up the measurement for a full size head board it dawned on me that the side of a crib might be the same width as a full mattress. When I went in the attic to look at the two I had up there, I realized that the side rails on our cribs were pretty nondescript, that the most interesting parts of the bed were the head and foot.
For some reason we didn’t only have the crib that my children slept in but also the crib that my husband and his siblings slept in.

That one was more interesting and it fit the colors in the room.

I knew there was no way that a baby would ever sleep in that bed again. 
I put the head rail and foot rail together attached to the wall.

You have read about the bedding. Here. 
I love the new chandelier. Here.
This room has come together so well.
I can't wait for guests. It will also get used when one of us has trouble sleeping and is afraid to wake up the other.
I have plans to use all the other parts as well.
Maybe Bill can even make something out of the bed my children used.


  1. Hi Katie Sue: What a great idea!! Clever of you to think of it..Happy Thursday..Judy

    1. Thank you, Judy. I just regret it sat in the attic for 28 years! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. Good use of the old crib parts. Most people just junk the recalled beds without thinking about using the parts. The bedroom looks so inviting. A lot of the Thrift Stores just dump them because of the recalls.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasires

    1. Thanks, Audrey. Now I'm trying to figure out what Mr. Bill can make with the rest. :)

  3. Katie Sue,
    What a great idea! Makes a perfect headboard.Love your chandy too.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks! I appreciate your taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Have a wonderful day.

  4. Oh my goodness. That room is gorgeous! I don't think your bedding link is working but I'll search around. That white coverlet would be perfect in one of my rooms. Using a white base and adding colors on top is my favorite way to make the bed.

    1. I fixed the link. Thank you for visiting and for all your sweet comments.