March 29, 2012

Purposeful Repurposing for Kids

To continue on my Purposeful Repurposing Post (say that three times fast!!) from earlier this week, I thought I’d share some fantastic inspiration I’ve found for using repurposed items in kids spaces.

Dabito of OldBrandNew repurposed some Christmas ornaments and a satellite photo mobile (you can find a similar one here) to create this Sputnik inspired piece for his living room, but I think it would be an incredible addition to a nursery.  Also, I need to point out immediately my love for his styling of this space. I can only dream to be so cool…really.  Just a dreamer.

I also found this fun, repurposed skate board shelf that I thought would look really fun in a growing boy’s room.  You can buy one from Skate Study House, but you could totally DIY this.  I bet old snowboards would work well, too.

Just in case you didn’t think it was possible to repurpose a door into anything else (since there were so many cool option on my previous post), I saved this awesome toddler bed just for you.  Gail at My Repurposed Life has so many amazing projects; it was hard to just pick one.

Another fantastic repurposing job for a kids space raced through the blog-o-sphere like wild fire last fall, but it is SO great I couldn’t resist including it here as well.  Caz from A Little Learning For Two created this amazing work table from a crib!  It certainly is a fantastic way to get all you can out of a piece of furniture that is specifically built to be sturdy, but that we typically only get 5+ years of use out of.

Lastly, I spied this amazing Ottoman Tub and couldn’t help but picture it in a nursery as a nice place to put your feet up while rocking your babe to sleep.  It is available here but with the right materials and some imagination, I am sure this is a doable DIY project.

I’ve had a lot of fun finding so many beautiful repurposing projects and sharing them with you.  Have you ever repurposed an item for a kids room?

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