Consignment Sale Advice

30 Fabulous Reuses & Repurposes for Old or Recalled Cribs

With new crib regulations, the resale of cribs is going to be pretty non-existent for a while. But don't you worry!! You don't have to use that crib for summer campfires! We've scoured the web for some cool tutorials and ideas for reusing old or recalled cribs! These repurposed crib projects are an awesome way to prevent your crib from going into a landfill, getting reused "inappropriately" or simply sitting in your basement collecting dust.

Repurpose Old Cribs

NEW! (Sept 7, 2011) - Create a Child's Workstation 


Create a Cool Craft & Storage Center from your Recalled Crib

Crib Repurposed into a Craft Center Crib Reused for Storage

Reuse Old Crib


Get Organized in the Laundry Room with Your Old Crib

Crib Repurposing What to do with an old crib

** ConsignmentMommies "I Consign Too Much..." Tip:  The example on the left would make a FABULOUS tagging station if you want to hang it high and then sort by price, size, style, etc on each row.  It's a great way to hang a ton without taking up precious closet space.  Just take a few "slats" out of the crib to create 3-4 rows for hanging.  LOVE IT!!


Turn Your Old Crib into a Bench or Chair

Recalled Crib Uses Crib Recall Reuses

Reuse Recalled Crib Crib to a Bench

Turn an Old Crib into a Bench

Repurpose a Crib into a Chair

Crib into a Daybed Bench Reuse Crib into Chair


A Repurposed Crib Becomes a Plate Rack

Turn Crib into a Plate Rack Plate Rack Crib


Cool Message Centers, Chalkboards & Easels from Old Cribs

Reuse Crib Chalkboard Repurpose Crib to a Chalkboard

Old Crib to an Easel What do with a recalled crib


Create a Photo Display from Crib Parts

Use for Old Crib Use for Recalled Crib


Organize Your Jewelry

Cool Crib Crafts


A Cool Magazine Rack

Crib Reuse Ideas


Create a Cool Message Center for Your Office

Recalled Crib Craft


Create a Table

Recalled Crib Craft


Take it Outside to the Garden

Crib as a Garden Trellis Reuse Crib in Garden

Repurpose Crib in a Garden




Janlyn Reagan commented on 15-Sep-2011 03:25 PM
best ideas ever!!! Thank you!
Lea @ Mother Baby Child commented on 16-Sep-2011 10:48 AM
Just incredibly creative ... thanks so much for the ideas. I do not have a recalled crib, but still like learning how to recycle furniture and think these benches and the desk are just adorable.
Natalie commented on 21-Sep-2011 06:14 PM
I have seen family child care providers do some pretty creative things with old cribs when they update their equipment, but I know they will love these fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing these!
Anonymous commented on 22-Sep-2011 11:11 AM
I made a baby-gate out of our recalled crib.
Lili commented on 23-Sep-2011 02:56 AM
These are all awesome ideas! I got a couple of side rails from a friend and turned one into a guard for the speakers on the lower part of my tv to protect it from my daughter. Turned out perfect, looks great and didn't cost me a thing. Gotta love that!
Now I have ideas for the other side rail. Thanks!
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Donnell commented on 04-Oct-2011 04:11 PM
I love these ideas. The first one is my favorite. Now I am wishing I hadn't gotten rid of my daughters old crib
Sue commented on 05-Oct-2011 10:16 AM
love these ideas especially the chalkboard desk center,can't wait to take my grandson out of the crib i have for him going to save this page until then. Fabulous
Kendra commented on 19-Oct-2011 09:34 AM
I absolutely LOVE these ideas! Genius!
Vero commented on 27-Oct-2011 03:56 PM
NICE!!!!!!!!!!! i like it! i had no idea most of these stuff were actually reuse from the cribs. they look so fab that i want to go to thrift shop and buy one for myself. FYI, i am not a mother. Single gal here but these stuffs are simply amazing!!! ohhh
i wanna tackle one!! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us.
Dawn commented on 11-Jan-2012 10:41 PM
Gidget commented on 16-Jan-2012 10:10 PM
Because of the national recall our church bought new cribs. The pastor wants the old ones destroyed so they can not be used and traced back to us. However I bet he would agree to some of these adorable benches and chairs... what a cute addition to the
nursery! Also to those looking for cribs... try churches and day cares. As of dec 201228th they wil all have to have new cribs... no drop sided crib is allowed. We are not permitted to give or sell the old recallex cribs, but I dont see anything that says
we can not give away crib PARTS!
Chanda Chapin commented on 27-Jan-2012 10:17 AM
love these ideas. I put the link on my blog.
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Sharron commented on 01-Feb-2012 04:51 PM
I love your blog! This is great information for everyone! Keep up the great job!
micdav2 commented on 07-Feb-2012 07:25 PM
Love this idea.
christina d commented on 07-Feb-2012 08:24 PM
Thanks for including Erika's crib rail cucumber trellis in your "Take It Outside" section! All around a great round-up of uses for cribs!!!
Kat commented on 24-Feb-2012 01:41 PM
I made mine into a pot rack...I get compliments about it all the time!
Bryanna commented on 01-Mar-2012 06:18 AM
Wow! I enjoyed all the ideas on what to do with old cribs. I have two that I think I will make trellaces in the garden and either a storage rack or magazine rack. So tricky! thanks for sharing :)
Janice commented on 12-Mar-2012 03:54 PM
Love these ideas, have a baby crib that does not meet safety requirements anymore, although all 5 of my children survived. I'm kinda attached to it, but did not want to store it, glad you gave me some great ideas. Thanks!
Martha commented on 15-Mar-2012 12:04 PM
These ideas R gr8!! I love them all, espically the chalk board.
DMS commented on 23-Mar-2012 01:15 PM
Fabulous ideas! I love them. Only problem is I cannot find any consignment shops that will sell the recalled cribs.