15 Blogs with Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Outgrown Nursery Furniture

cribThe saying that that time flies is especially true when it relates to your children growing up. No matter how much you want them to, kids don’t stay in the baby stage forever, and before you know it you’ll find yourself with a slew of baby items that your toddler has outgrown. Once your child is no longer in the baby stage you’ll have to find something to do with all of these things, from changing tables to cribs to  other various odds and ends. Instead of tossing them, consider reusing and repurposing outgrown nursery items. These 15 blogs will show you how.

Changing Table

Changing tables don’t have to be used solely for that purpose. In fact, you can repurpose them into everything from drink carts for parties to craft stations for the kids. With the help of these five blog entries you’ll be able to repurpose your changing table into something you can continue to use.


You were likely over the moon excited about the prospect of becoming a parent when you bought your first crib, however, once your child has moved past the crib stage you have to find something to do with this now unnecessary piece of furniture. Many cribs can’t be re-sold due to changes in the models and because of evolving safety standards, so what do you do with it? Take a look at these five blog posts to find out how to transform your child’s crib into something new.

  • Repurposing Old Items to Save Money There are several ideas on this post you can use to transform your crib into a functional piece of furniture.
  • The Other Three Benches Revealed! Take a look at the pictures of how this blogger took a crib and turned it into a one-of-a-kind bench.
  • Repurposed Cot This blogger couldn’t stand the idea of completely changing the crib into something else, so she made it into a desk that can be turned back into a crib if the need arises.
  • Crib to Chalkboard Easel Tutorial Take the headboard and footboard of a crib, paint it, then hinge it together to make a chalkboard easel.
  • $2 Magazine Rack! By using the frame that holds the box spring and mattresses you can make an inexpensive magazine rack.

Odds and Ends            

When you have kids you quickly find that there are all sorts of odds and ends that your kids outgrow over time. Take a look at these five blog articles to learn how to transform just about everything into something new and useful again, from an old high chair to a child’s play set and even some old dresser drawers.