By now most of you have heard about our “pickin room”. It’s a room in my basement where we store all of the items and furniture that we plan on resurrecting. This room can go from bursting at the seams to half empty. We are actually at the half empty phase. But that may only be the case because my garage has turned into pickin room #2! 🙂
With the room in my basement half empty, I was able to spot a baby crib spring we had in stock and it looked like this…
The spring came with a wooden baby crib (we’ll be using the wooden crib on another project of course). I was ready to throw away the spring when Karen stopped me. “Throw away”….What was I thinking??
Karen and I share pins on Pinterest. At least once a week 🙂 One day she sent me a pin of a baby crib spring that was converted into a wall organizer. It’s a different version of a ribbon board or cork board. It actually stores and organizes more, so it’ s better! This gave me a general idea of what I wanted to do with the crib spring. But I didn’t have any of the accessories.
On a recent trip to Target, I was perusing the dollar section and they had such a cute selection of peach, mint green and natural wood accessories. I’m really a fan of the mint green color right now. I filled up my cart with a variety of these dollar items (a few were $3 each, but still worth it).
I went home and laid the spring on the floor and came up with a general layout…
And then the little projects began. I started with this small stack of scrapbook paper that came bundled in a $1 package.
I used one sheet of paper to create a back drop for this little wood crate. I cut the paper to fit the back and attached the paper with some Mod Podge.
I knew I wanted to rest this cute little cork topped bottle in the crate. But since it’s glass I felt that it should be secured, so i just cut a small strip of velcro and attached it to the crate and bottle. Now the glass bottle is safe and stays in place, unless you want to pull it away from the velcro 🙂
I bought some coordinating washi tape. Peach and white polka dots and gold and white diagonal stripes! I used the washi tape on a few of the projects. I used the tape to decorate this cardboard box…
I remembered I had some clothes pins left over from a baby shower gift, so I pulled those out of my craft stash and used both the washi tape and a little bit of the scrap book paper to decorate the clothes pins…
My pile of Target goodies included a set of cute file folders but I didn’t have a holder for the files. So I decided to use leftover burlap from the coffee bag I used on the burlap upholstered bench. I used the file folders as a template to cut a piece of burlap.
Then I stitched the burlap to create a pocket for the file folders.
I used ribbon from my gift wrapping station and some more of the peach & white polka dot washi tape to decorate the burlap pocket.
I added decorative kraft labels to some of the items on the wall organizer including this little drawstring burlap bag…
Next, I had to come up with a way to hang and secure all of these little organizers onto the crib spring. So I decided to drill holes into each of the items.
And then I used to plastic ties like these:
The ties made it easy to secure each item to the springs…
This project turned out to be a great way for me to use some old items along with some new items. You can lean this up against a wall or you can hang it. You could even rest it on top of a desk or other piece of furniture.
This wall organizer would function well in an office, craft room or girl’s bedroom.
This crib spring wall organizer includes the following:
- Burlap bag with mint green ruler
- 2 rolls of coordinating washi tape
- one bottle with cork top (great for paper clips) with wooden crate holder
- metal pail for pencils, markers, pens
- 1 1/2 sheets of decorative labels
- cardboard container with coordinating scrapbook paper
- burlap pocket with three file folders
- one sheet of tan & white cardboard letters
- four decorated clothes pins
- two packs of sticky notes
- one plastic chevron accordion file folder
Crib Spring Wall Organizer
Our Crib Spring Wall Organizer Project is linked up here:
Happy Salvaging! -Kathy