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We’re excited to bring you another great article from LilSugar, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their tips on repurposing your crib.

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You’re ready to retire your crib for good, but what to do with that once-so-important piece of furniture? Don’t just put stash it in the basement — repurpose it! Yes, you’ll have to be a bit crafty to pull these awesome ideas off (I’d consider hiring someone to help with a few of them), but the result is totally worth it. Not only can you feel great about a new, totally customized piece of furniture, you can also pat yourself on the back for being eco-friendly!

Grown-Up Desk
Add a glass top, turn one side rail into a shelf, and you’re set. Wow, right?

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Magnet Board
The Frosted Gardner repurposed the end of an old crib as a magnet board. Get the DIY instructions here.

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An Antique-esque Bench
Courtney of A Diamond in the Stuff enlisted the help of her uncle to create a bench out of an old crib.

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Bookshelf
Jamie of DIY Home Sweet Home made this bookshelf using the front and back panels of an old crib and painted pillow cases.

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Easel Board
Katie of The Red Kitchen repurposed her old crib as a chalkboard easel. Genius! Get the DIY instructions here

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Kids Desk
Caz of A Little Learning for Two created this adorable kids activity desk using a crib, particleboard, and chalkboard paint. Get the instructions here.

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Craft Station
Monica of Crafty Nest created this craft organizer after she found a crib rail on the street. Get the instructions here.

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Pull Wagon
Creating by Cami made this adorable little blue pull wagon with her old crib and provides instructions here.

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Porch Bench
Melanie of The Old White Cottage actually created this adorable outdoor bench from two cribs.

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Which way do you think you’ll repurpose your crib?

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