Baby Crib to Porch Swing

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elli Mullins and Kristi Jansen are crazy, fun twin sisters. Their eclectic blog features home decor, crafts, furniture revamps, awesome project roundups, tasty recipes, and more.

I decided to cherish our sweet crib and repurpose it into a functioning porch swing. Here’s to many more memories with my growing babies!

Steps:

  1. Sand: We aren’t huge on sanding, but quickly went over the piece with our well-loved mouse sander using 120 grit.
  2. Blow off/Wipe Down: I hate prep work, so I prefer to blow it off before painting versus wiping it all down with a lint free cloth.
  3. Paint: We used Americana Decor Outdoor Living in Picket Fence white. A huge perk is the sealing power inside the paint. No need to seal it afterward. Time saver!
  4. I pulled off this brown piece of plastic that said PUSH, sprayed it black and screwed it onto the bottom of the swing for a little extra memory of my baby days.
  5. Lightly distress paint when fully dried.
  6. Attach chain, and hang it up!

I love how the undertone of the wood came out in the distressing process. I never loved the natural wood color when I first bought the crib, but now appreciate seeing a glimpse of it.

Here she is all dolled up!

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