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6 Fun Ways to Repurpose Your Crib

You spent so much money on a cozy crib for your baby. Now all he or she wants to do is climb out of it! It's time to transition to a bed, but that doesn't mean you have to toss your crib. There are many ways to repurpose, upcycle, and get creative (even if it does have some teeth marks on it!). Enjoy these six ideas for repurposing your crib.

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1. The ultimate craft space

If your child has outgrown their crib, they are likely at an age when they are ready to get into some down and dirty arts and crafts. Learn how to make the ultimate craft space to channel all of that creativity.

Image via A Little Learning for Two

2. Bench

Make the perfect indoor or outdoor bench from your baby's crib. This would be ideal for a mudroom, entry way, or outdoor porch. You just have to be careful of any wear and tear from being outside.

Image via Country Chic Paint

3. Bookshelf

We can't think of a better way to foster a love of reading than making a special area just for books. This adorable shelf makes it easy for kids to take the books in and out on their own.

Image via DIY Home Sweet Home

4. Dog bed

Your dog has likely been getting the short end of the stick since your baby was born. He gets less attention, probably acts as a climbing structure for your child. It's time he got a bed that he can truly relax in.

Image via Red Barn Blog

5. Wagon

This is an adorable idea for any pre-walking little ones that are going to be ring bearers or flower girls. It can also be used for trips to the farmer's market!

Image via Tidbits

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6. Chalkboard

Now that your toddler is out of her crib, it's time to put her to work! This chalkboard is perfect to announce a lemonade stand. We also love the idea of using this to list "Family Rules" and "Things We are Grateful For."

Image via Earth Cookie Creations

Have any great creative ideas for baby gear you've outgrown? We'd love to hear how you repurpose and upcycle. Show us your creativity!

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