Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No longer a crib...

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon a garage sale and all that was left was a crib. When I asked how much it cost they said it was free. I took it. I sold the 2 side pieces of the crib at a garage sale. I believe in merchandising your garage sale items...displaying items just as they would be displayed in a store. I also think it is important to give people suggestions as to what can be done with the item and to supply dimensions. I put a note on crib sides suggesting they be used as headboards. One of my customers saw the note and immediately purchased them to use as headboards for her twin sons' beds.


I used the ends of the crib as a headboard in my house. When I found the blue shutters (see sidebar picture) and decided to use those as a headboard, I shuffled all the headboards in my house and decided to get rid of the crib pieces. My friend Kate planned to buy them...however in the meantime my sister-in-law was selling a beautiful wood headboard and footboard...so Kate purchased that set...and gave my friend Kathy the crib headboard. It looks absolutely adorable in Kathy's lakeside cottage.
Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

13 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

Aren't you just the most clever girl. I love that you sold the crib off in parts.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
from a Raggedy Roberta Anne

Elyse said...

just discovered your blog (via farmchicks) and am feeling inspired already!!!

the rusty cupboard said...

how fun good to have friends to share with.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE this idea!!!!

xx
Becky

Allidink said...

Wow it works so well! I would never think of using things like that.

All the best,
Allison

Reese & Marie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this idea! I have the side rails part of a crib that was turned into a cute linen/towel holder bought years ago at the flea marekt, and ever since then I've looked at cribs differently. But this takes the cake! And free to boot. That is my kind of repurposing. Adorable.

C Maisy said...

you are a genious.
I also wanted to let you know I love your new banner!!!

Momovthree said...

Very cute!
~Michelle

Tricia Anne said...

What a darling headboard!!! Truly, you never cease to amaze me. I can scroll through your blog just like a favorite magazine, only better, because you leave messages on my blog too. :o) Your dresser turned out so nicely. I need knobs for my dresser that I worked on several months ago. :o) Your blue glass knobs are very pretty.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Great idea! You are so talented! Angie

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Brilliant - of course.

Bristol said...

That was a good use, it looks great~
Bristol

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