How do I turn an old crib into a porch swing?

How do I turn an old crib into a porch swing?

The first step was to remove the front side of the crib and lower the springs down to the bottom level, where the crib provides the most support to allow for adult weight on the seat. Next we drilled four holes into the crib—two in each “arm” of what would become the swing, one at the front and one at the back.

What can I turn an old crib into?

Before you toss the baby crib, consider using a little DIY magic and up cycle it into a bench, desk, craft organizer, or even a wagon!…Turn old cribs into furniture

  • Child’s desk. Simply remove the side rail, and raise the bottom of the crib up to turn it into a desk.
  • Chair.
  • Bench.
  • Dog crate.

How do you reuse a crib?

Another great way to repurpose a crib for your child to use is by creating an art table. Paint a chalkboard top, and add pails of chalk, crayons, lots of craft paper and more to their little creation station. A garden bench would be lovely, too.

How do you paint an old porch swing?


  1. Remove the original chains and any rusted hardware from the porch swing.
  2. Using a angled paint brush and broad strokes, apply a thin coat of paint to all surfaces of the swing, except underneath the seat.
  3. Once second coat dries, you can apply a third coat to the top of the swing, if needed.

Can I give away a drop side crib?

Dropside cribs can no longer be sold or donated under new federal consumer protection rules. The new rules prohibit drop-side cribs, which have been linked to several deaths when infants got stuck. Crib slats also will have to be stronger and crib hardware and mattress supports will have to be more durable.

How do you turn a crib into a toddler bed?


  1. Choose an appropriate guardrail. Unless your child’s crib came with its own toddler bed rail, you’ll need to purchase a separate rail.
  2. Remove one side of the crib.
  3. Remove the bedding.
  4. Attach the brackets to the rail.
  5. Position the rail.
  6. Fix the rail to the bed.
  7. Make the bed.

What size is crib mattress?

So, what are the dimensions of a crib mattress and how long is a crib mattress? All North American crib mattresses must measure between 51 ⅝ to 53 inches in length and 27 ¼ to 28 inches in width (thickness can range from 4 to 6 inches).

How much does it cost to paint a porch swing?

The amount needed to repaint a porch swing is only about a quart which you can find at Home Depot, Lowes, or any local hardware store. A good quality paint would cost you anywhere from $15 – $20.

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