In our household, we try to re-purpose and reuse things whenever possible. It not only saves money, but keeps things from going into the landfill. A couple of months ago when I was at my friend's house, I noticed she had used part of her son's crib to make a baby gate. I asked her about it, because it's a genius idea to keep little ones out of unsafe areas! We decided to do it at home since it looked like a pretty simple project, plus it gave our 4 year old's old crib a purpose! This is a great way to re-use those cribs that are no longer deemed safe for a baby to sleep in.
What you'll need:
- An eyehook (to latch the gate)
- Screws (2" or longer)
- A drill
- Saw (maybe, if you need to adjust the size of the crib)
- Some one handy (in this case, that's my husband!)
Joe explained that he basically had to make sure the side of the crib would fit the doorway we were blocking. He simply installed the hinges on the wall and the crib. Using long screws are better since they will stay in the wall better. In our case, he decided to remove the crib legs and use them to make the gate fit perfectly.
I hope this is an idea you can use in your own home. If you have any questions, let me know!