Sunday, September 9, 2012

Display for Sports Ribbons- Repurpose Project

Ready for more Craigslist love?!?! Today, I'm showing you how I re-purposed a free crib into a display for my daughter's swim ribbons. Oh yeah, I said FREE!!! I found a free crib listed on Craigslist awhile back. I'm pretty sure the "seller" didn't want the crib to go to someone with a baby since it was an old, now un-safe drop-side style crib. So, I was happy to take it to see how many projects I could make from it. This is project #1 from the crib. I hope my daughter loves it as much as I do.
For this project I used the drop-side:
I removed the plastic hardware, easy breezy. Then, grabbed a can of white satin spray paint and got to work. It's been a long time since I've spray painted anything. Here's a helpful hint: don't wear your favorite black shorts when spraying white paint. (doh!) 
It took 2 cans to cover the dark brown. After it was dry and wiped clean I added pop-tab style hook thingies to the two now vertical pieces. I had my daughter gather all of her ribbons. We used a hole punch and put holes near the top of the ribbons then added string. 
Here it is all done:
Now for a little bragging (every mom has the right to brag in my opinion)-These ribbons are from her first season of competitive swimming. I am so happy she has found an activity she loves and is good at. She is only 10 but we have tried almost every option out there- softball, basketball, soccer, and dance and none of them stuck with her like swimming. She's part fish, I tell ya. Makes this momma's heart smile when a coach tells you how hard she is working and to see her improve all season. This project was a way to show her how proud I am of her hard work. I'm looking forward to watching her add more ribbons to her new display!
I have a lot of crib leftover so I see some more great projects to come. 
Have a great week!
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  1. How smart is that! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Krafty Kat. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. Love that I clicked on your link today! I, too, have a 10y.o. little swimmer. Such a creative idea for all those hard-earned ribbons.

  3. visiting from under the table and dreaming. This is a GREAT idea! I wish I had one of these when I was younger, we used to keep our swimming ribbons in a box...this is so much cooler!

  4. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  5. What a great way to re use a crib - so clever! And amazing that she has so many ribbons too!


  6. Such a brilliant way to display those ribbons! Sounds like she's gonna have it filled up in no time! Thanks so much for sharing this at Gettin' Krafty this week!