Junk to Wall Art

My master bedroom has really come together in the last week (latest room to be finishing), so I’m going to start showing you all my projects from it. 
Here’s the first show and tell:
The Junk Wall Art

I found a crib sitting outside of a dumpster this past spring and I just had to go back and pick it up! So far I’ve used 4 of the 5 parts. I’ve seen many of these as note holders and just love them. 
It just took a little paint and a little sandpaper.
I purchased these two sconces and a chandelier for $25 off Craigslist about 4 yrs ago! Now I finally have them up to match the chandelier in this room. I’m hoping to get them wired to a plug-in chord. 

The pictures were things I just  had around. I’d like to change the cheap-o looking picture in the middle, but for now it matches, so it will stay. 

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  1. I love this – and love that it’s white and works so well with the rest of the room! Good for you!

  2. wow great idea

  3. I love it. I may need to go and get one soon.

  4. Well now…that is way cool!

  5. Oh my gosh you are a genius. This looks so fantastic!

  6. Very nice! I love the screen looks too! New follower from Homemaker in Heels! 🙂

  7. Love the mattress spring!

  8. What a fab idea, it looks amazing!

  9. LOVE this! Saw this on too much time on my hands! Happy Saturday!

  10. How gorgeous! I absolutely love this!!

  11. Hi Katie, what a fabulous job you have made to your wall. I think it looks absolutely fabulous. You sure have a talent in changing something that is junk into something that is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  12. Ooooh I like it painted white! Nice job Katie, great visual interest! I hung one in my kitchen but left it old and rusty 🙂 check it out:

  13. What a pretty focal point, Katie! Great job!

  14. Love this. Great way to upcycle. Visiting from DIY Showoff link party 🙂

  15. I love how you used the crib spring in your decor! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now 🙂 http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/bedazzle-me-monday-16.html

    Have a great week!!

  16. What another great way to use a crib spring. I can’t find one anywhere! Love how it looks in your room, and love the sconces. I so want them. Been looking for a pair for my kitchen. A very creative and serene look. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

  17. Too bad that you can’t find one Cathy! I’ve found two now outside of dumpsters! You’ll just have to drive by some shady apartment dumpsters. lol


  18. Very cute! I have my children’s crib still and of course you’re not supposed to ever use these again — just might try this! Love the way you decorated it!

  19. Nice use of the crib springs. Great you can use so many of the crib parts. The sconces are beautiful.

  20. What a fun new use!

  21. You are so clever – it looks fantastic!!

  22. Love it – I used one on my mantel this Christmas and am moving it into the kitchen for notes. It’s green which is cool so I didn’t have to paint it. Love your white one!

  23. Excellent repurpose and upcycle! Love it.

  24. You are so creative. Love what you did with the bed spring.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  25. Oh wow, it is absolutely beautiful! What a very clever idea! And, I love the way you’ve styled the entire area.

    Please link this up (and anything else you want to share!) at my 2nd link party?? http://www.52mantels.com/2012/01/thursdays-are-your-days-2.html

  26. Love it! Added the springs from my Mom’s and Aunt’s crib in our bedroom over the weekend. Currently all it is holding is a wreath. Love it though!!

  27. Found you on Chic on a Shoestring: Man I wish I would’ve seen this earlier…I remember when we threw out ours …I held onto it for at least a year trying to find something to do with it.

    Great idea!
    Stephanie @ All Artful

  28. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

  29. Very clever! Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

  30. What a FABULOUS idea, Katie! And it looks soooo pretty! I’m featuring this on my facebook page today! : )

    Thank you SO much for linking up with me at Feature Friday Free-for-All!

  31. I’ll be featuring YOU Thursday morning over on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing at last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. 🙂

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

  32. Super charming!! Thanks for linking up!

  33. I have my daughters crib sitting in the garage! I’ve seen these note holders before, but not painted white, or used as a main piece to host larger items as you have utilized it. Great ideas!!

  34. I’m loving this wall!!! So creative!

  35. Love he way it looks and how you mix everything together and still looks beautiful you are so creative

  36. How innovative! I would have never thought to recycle a baby bed.

    I found your blog through Social Saluations and look forward to checking out more of your projects!

  37. I am so in awe of your creativity. You are so awesome.How you come up with some of your ideas is beyond me but you make everything work. You inspire me to think outside of the box. I will try but I’m afraid I’m not that talented,so I may copy a few of your ideas in my own home. I hope you don’t mind. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  38. I popped over from Pinerst. Very clever way to reuse that crib piece, and it looks great too. Very original! It’s fun to see the other projects you have done too. Hope you can visit my blog if you have the time. Small House / Big Sky Donna

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

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