Do It Yourself Child’s Desk from Old Crib
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Well I did it! I converted my daughter’s crib into a desk! I had a Pinterest “you must be drunk” moment when I saw an example online and I found this project to be incredibly easy. I did it without help and no sewing! It was a great way to recycle an old crib and reuse my little girl’s oversized furniture.
How to Turn a Crib into a Desk:
- I took off the front part of her bed (her bed can easily convert into a day bed or a full bed.)
- I placed the crib in the highest position. This gave elevation for a desk and room for my child’s legs.
- I measured the width and length of where the mattress pad normally lays. I had a board cut to size. Note: Home Depot cut it up for FREE. This was about $20 with plenty of extra scrap board for other craft projects (the wheels are already turning.)
- I primed and then painted the board which chalkboard paint. This was about $20.
- I used my daughter’s old bed skirt to hide the area below the crib. Underneath the desk, I have plenty of hidden storage! This is probably my favorite feature.
- For less than $40 at Home Goods, I was able to get baskets and display suitcases to place paper, crayons, markers, and other desk activity items. This was $40 and included the price of a lamp on clearance for $20.
- I hot glued ribbon that I had already around the edge of the cut board. This gave the trim extra detail and prevented the “rough” sides from rubbing against my kids when they played.
- I used two chairs I had in the house to complete the seats for the desk.
Save More: I could have saved at Home Goods by using items I had around the house or hitting the Dollar Store for possible storage solutions. I also purchased a board that was more expensive. There were cheaper options at Home Depot.
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