Drop-side cribs are now contraband, so here are 30 ways to reuse that baby bed

By on Jul 20th

After many safety issues, the US has outlawed drop-side cribs. Now, this can be a boon for Homies — have you any idea how many projects you can make with a disused crib? No? Consignment Mommies thinks there are at least 30 projects waiting in all those cribs people are dumping.

Ask around: maybe a friend had one waiting in the attic that's now destined for the trashcan, or maybe offering to pick up unwanted cribs via an ad on Craigslist will net you the raw matrials. And then you can make these projects:

Country Home added wire and made a wall-hanging office organizer. Photo courtesy Country Home.

Take it from crib to bench, why not? Photo courtesy The Old White Cottage.

Allison Kimball used frosted glass to make a message board/posting center for the family. Photo courtesy allisonkimball.com.

Find more ideas for an old crib — imagine a chalkboard, a plate rack, and more — on Consignment Mommies.

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