The thing about buying baby stuff is that the kids outgrow it before you can blink! However, if you don’t have anyone to hand-down your cradle to, don’t dispose it off just yet. We have some interesting ideas to help you upcycle it! Here are smart ways to repurpose a baby cradle.

#1: Turn it into a Seater

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You can make a lovely seat out of a cradle by just removing one of the safety railings, and voila! Your seat is ready. Add enough cushions and padding to make the seat comfortable. It can be a new spot for your toddler to hang out or for you to read to them.

#2: Load up the Linen

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Don’t have space to stack your laundry or store linens? Use the crib as a basket to neatly arrange your linens and pillows without creasing them. It’s also a great idea to use it as a laundry basket since it is open, which reduces the stench of soiled clothes.

#3: Place for Playthings

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Keep your kids’ toys and other decoration items in place by using cribs. Wrap a plastic bag or a cloth around it to avoid tiny items from spilling out of the safety railings.

#4: Turn it Over!

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If you have a flat-bottomed crib, just invert it and your coffee table is ready! If you are more keen to get it customised, you can replace the base with a glass for a glass-top centre table. You can also get the legs of the crib taken off to make a table. If it’s for your kids, you can take off the safety railing on both sides and add two toddler-sized chairs.

#5: Swing it up!

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If you love DIY and don’t mind taking up a complicated craft, remove one side of the safety railing and attach chains to it to get a fun swing. Re-paint the crib and add a canopy for a more dramatic effect.

#6: Lounge in It

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If you’re up for the task, remove the wooden slats of the safety railing to make a fabulous daybed to spend your time. It won’t just be a fun hangout spot for kids but also a lovely addition to your entertainment room.

Cribs can also make wonderful desks, study units and other functional furniture to name a few. So the next time you think of throwing out an old crib, think again!

— editor@livspace.com