Crib to Note Holder

Finally….another project finished!
It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve painted and puttied a lot of trim on walls! I feel like I’ve had craft block….you know, like writers block, but with all my projects. Everything I tried to finish, just wasn’t happenin’!
Now we’re past that though….here’s the latest piece.
My Note Center for the basement.
Before: Dumpster find…$0.
 I printed off the word “Notes” and traced it firmly on the wood.
It made just enough of an indentation for me to be able to paint over it.
and the finished product…..
I even decorated a few clothes pins (see feather one above), from things in my craft closet.
Perfect for lists, notes, prayer requests and other forms of family communication. I may even attach a chalk board to the front.
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Katie,

    That is just so clever! And I love the dressed up clothes pins too …

    And some chalkboard would be a fabulous addition…



  2. This is such a great upcycling project!

  3. Hi Katie!

    I cant totally relate to feeling Crafter’s Block 🙂

    Looks like you triumphed with this one, though! Great makeover using something that others would have (and did!) cast aside.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. Oops! I CAN (not cant!)

  5. I love it, Katie! What a great idea!

    I like to see it getting center stage in your basement!

  6. You are simply just amazing! I think it’s your generation (I’m way old enough to be our Mother for sure)…it must have been all those prenatal vitamins my generation took while we were pregnant with you gals! LOL! And look at you all now! You make us all proud!

  7. Oh how cute! I love this idea, and love the way you transformed the crib into the note holder! Very creative!

  8. NO WAY!!!! It’s so beautiful, I love it!


  9. Super cute I love this!

  10. wow, I really love the clothespins. I can just imagine so many uses for them!

  11. what an awesome idea! I would never have thought to add chickenwire to a crib headboard. I love this look!!

  12. Wow this is awesome, such a clever idea!

  13. One of the COOLEST projects ever! What a creative idea, Lord willing I will have two cribs (if I can get them into big kid beds) to upcycle soon.

    Hugs, Tanya 🙂

  14. How very clever and cute! I love the way you transferred the word onto the wood also – great idea!

  15. What a cute idea! I love the chicken wire with the clothespins clip-ons.

    Happy Memorial Day!


  16. This is so cute and creative! I love it! I’m your newest follower, btw!

  17. What a creative idea, I know you will enjoy your new note board. It will fit in everywhere. I am a first time visitor from 1929 Charmer, drop by for a visit. Kathy

  18. This note holder is so cute! We love this fun idea. We appreciate you linking up with us!! It’s so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

  19. Such a sweet idea and you executed it perfectly! Great project! Angie xo

  20. What a great way to repurpose a crib! I’d love for you to link up to my new link Party:


  21. Lovely 🙂

  22. That is lovely! I’d love for you to link this up at my party!

  23. Alright! This is seriously sweet and so cool! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  24. Sweet idea; I’m keeping my eye out for one of these–already have the chicken wire! Thanks for sharing.

  25. So darling and the perfect way to reuse an old crib. I couldn’t believe when I heard recently that they’ve banned the roll down sides in the States. You’re not even legally allowed to give them to someone. I guess we’ll all be looking for ways to recycle our cribs.

  26. Very cute!!! Are you going to keep it on your front porch. The addition of a chalkboard is a great idea. By the way, I just LOVE the embellished clothespins. 🙂

    I’m pinning this for sure. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

  27. that is adorable!!! it looks so fresh and clean and is useful now!

  28. Super sweet. I would love if you linked it up to my new link party.


  29. I love this!! I have an old recalled crib I can do this with. Hope you can stop by and follow back.

  30. Came over from Whimsy Wednesday – cute note board. My favorite parts is the distressed paint and the decorated pins! You were lucky to find it – around here thrift stores are no longer selling cribs and will not let you have them – they go in the dumpster. How uncool is that :>(

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  31. This is so sweet. I swear you come up with the most unique ideas for items and they’re always amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  32. I love this! What a great idea!

  33. I LOVE this! My daughter still uses her crib… but this is an idea I will definitely save so that I can do it in a few months. I would love for you to share this at my link party

  34. I love this! My mother-in-law has an old crib. She was going to give me the spring part but I might get the whole thing now =)

    Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts

  35. Love the chicken wire with it. What a marvelous find and a great transformation! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  36. This is beautiful! I am loving that you reused a crib. I would love it if you had a moment to share at my Pinteresting Party.

  37. Love it! I think adding a chalkboard on the front would be spectacular!

  38. This turned out so sweet. Love your transformation and even the little clips are adorable. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  39. What an adorable message center, Katie.
    Mary Alice

  40. Adorable! What a great idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  41. I am featuring you tonight Miss Fancy Pants!

  42. Genius!

  43. Katie this totally rocks!

    We host a weekly Crafty Showcase (Sat-Thur) with the Featured links on Friday. It would be an honor if you would stop over and link up this fun crafty idea post or any others you want to share!

    We also have a linky for ETSY and Crafty Business links!

    Have a great weekend!


  44. Very cute!
    A great repurposing idea!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  45. Thanks so much for linking up this is fantastic. I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this today I can’t wait to see what you have to share this week.


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