Old Crib Recycle–{Roadkill Rescue}

As I was on my date night with my husband I spotted a broken down crib on the side of the road.  My sweet husband was gracious enough to stop for me while I inspected it and threw it in the van.  The crib pieces were solid wood and had a great shape to it.  I had no idea what I was going to do at the time but then I got an amazing idea.  I AM SO TOTALLY EXCITED about this project.  This might just be my favorite Roadkill Rescue yet.  It is an old crib recycle turned art…and something else…but more on that tomorrow.


I decided to use one of the side pieces for a cool piece of art. Lately I have been feeling impressed to make sure that there is scripture in my house so my kids pick up on them.  The best time to learn Bible verses is when you are young and don’t have so much clutter in your brain.


1.  First we chopped off the legs to make it look more like a frame and less like a crib side. Thanks Mike!


2.  Then I sanded and cleaned the entire piece front to back.  Then I primed and spray painted it with my air sprayer with Sun Safari by Dutch Boy.DSC_0004









3.  Next I wanted to add a verse onto the front.  I got my inspiration from none other than from Dee from Red Letters Words.  Using my Silhouette machine I designed a vinyl stencil and cut it out.  It was huge so I had to cut it out in 3 separate sheets.  I used some bright pink vinyl that was just laying around. Then I covered the rest of the board with black contact paper.  Looks beautiful doesn’t it? {giggle}


4.  Then I used the new Krylon Dual spray paint in Classic Gray leftover from my painted lockers project.  Then as soon as I was done spraying and the paint was still wet I removed all the vinyl.  I had a few spots to touch up (and an “h” to re add) but for the most part it removed clean.


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Then I hung it on the wall…why is there a knob on it?

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You will have to wait until tomorrow…

and oh….it will be so worth it!!!

to be continued…


  • http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com Kristine

    Awesome!!! Love your end product!!

    We host a linky party “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday. This would be a perfect link up too! Please feel free to add it :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!


  • http://www.domesticextraordinaire.com domestic extraordinaire

    LOVE it!! Can’t wait for tomorrow!!

  • http://homespunwithlove.blogspot.com Kristin

    What a real trash to treasure example! Love it! Good husband to stop and help with the project!

  • http://www.midwesternsewinggirl.blogspot.com Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl

    OOOH! I love it! Can’t wait to see more!!!!!

  • http://6dukes.blogspot.com Randi

    It’s fabulous. LOVE the colors you chose and I can’t wait to see what the knob is for. I seriously need to start finding some great roadkill … you’re the queen.

  • Nancy

    AWESOME project! I just love it. It turned out great.

  • http://chiloescorner.blogspot.com/ Chiloe

    You are SO creative !!!! ♥

  • http://www.houserevivals.blogspot.com Amanda @ House Revivals

    Love, love, love this! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds!

  • http://homesweetbutterfly.com Vanessa

    Love it. I can’t wait to see part 2.

  • http://maisonstgermain.com Debra from Capersofthevintagevixensblogspot

    That is such a great idea! I love the words too:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  • http://www.serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com Amanda @ Serenity Now

    I would like to say that it is not fair that God gave you all the talent. ;) My wit doesn’t come in so handy when I’m trying to craft! :p Nice work, Beckie. LOVE the color!!

  • http://www.homemakin-decoratin.blogspot.com/ Jessica

    I LOVE this!!!

  • http://ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.com Ellen

    Very cool project! Looks very professional!

  • http://www.mineforthemaking.blogspot.com Kara

    WAY cute!! Love the colors and the verse :) Cant wait to see what you’ve got going on tomorrow!

  • http://www.before-to-after-everything-in-between.blogspot.com Melinda

    love, Love, LOVE it!!

  • http://www.before-to-after-everything-in-between.blogspot.com Melinda

    love, Love, LOVE it!!

  • http://raisingwahooligans.blogspot.com/ kristi

    I love how you see the world. You see potential in everything. Thank you for posting such a beautiful transformation.

  • Laurie

    Your roadkill rescue projects are awesome! Tomorrow is trash day here, maybe I’ll have to check it out!

  • http://www.chasinginspiration.org Rose

    Wow, I love it so much! Great work! :)

  • http://mbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com Memories by Christine scrapbooking

    Beautiful color scheme! I love it:)

  • http://mbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com Memories by Christine scrapbooking

    Beautiful color scheme! I love it:)

  • http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com Jingle

    That looks fantastic! I can’t wait to see more!

  • http://kristinsveranda.com/vignettes Kristin

    Looks fabulous! Can’t wait to see the surprise!

  • http://allthingsthrifty.com Brooke @ All Things Thrifty

    VERY cute Beckie!!! xoxo I love when I see projects like this!

  • http://www.wherebeautymeetsfunction.blogspot.com Erin

    What a wonderful project! I love the colors and the size for sure. But most importantly I love that you have Gods word to remind you and the kids of His presence. :)

  • Julie

    This turned out awesome, so darn cute. another plus to make me love it even more, That was one of my Mama’s favorite verses. Made me :) big time! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to tomorrow!
    Take care,

  • Emily

    This looks JUST like my crib that my mom still has for my baby to sleep in while we are visiting … amazing “trash” to treasure piece!

  • http://anaprilbirthday.blogspot.com Lena Moses

    You did such a good job on the lettering. Love it!

  • http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/ Tanya Anurag

    Great idea. It could not have been used in a better way. Love the colors you chose.

    We have a link-up party going on – Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you’d link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


  • http://www.akagramma.blogspot.com Tina

    I don’t remember how many cribs I have walked past because I didn’t know what to do with it, besides make a bench. Now I know!
    I’m a new follower from Better-After! I’ll definitely be back to read more!

  • Brenda

    I LOVE THIS! But… I was thinking of a little twist… what if you used the black chalkboard spray paint… so you could write different scriptures up depending on whatevers? Anyway. I’m totally NOT crafty in anyway. But sort of inspired now! :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Ooooh love that idea. That is so awesome, now I want to change it

  • Lea B

    Liked it, very cool idea and extreeeeeeeeemely creative but I HATE sorry just hate the quote :-x it would be cool to use for so many other things as well though to hang…thanks for sharing!!!