Vanity to Kids’ Art Station

Jessica blogs at Mom 4 Real, and she’s been busy working on her daugther’s “big girl room”.  She caught a lucky break when it came to furnishing the room by finding this dresser and vanity set along the side of the road.

Mom 4 Real vanity before

The vanity was in pretty bad shape, and required some repair work before it could be painted.  Unfortunately, the mirror that came with the vanity had shattered while Jessica was storing the piece, so she had to improvise.  Her solution was to make a chalkboard where the mirror had been, and turn the vanity into an adorable art station for her daughter.  Don’t you love the pretty aqua color she used?

Mom 4 Real vanity after

You can learn more about this project at Mom 4 Real.

Crib Craft Station

If you aren’t convinced of the makeover potential of old cribs yet, this fabulous repurpose project from Jill at I Know the Plans I Have for You will surely make you a believer! Jill happened to have a drop rail crib in her garage that someone had given her.

crib to kids craft station

Jill reused the crib parts to create a craft and homework station for her kiddos. The crib drawer was perfect for creating a tabletop, so Jill just had to cut a board to fit the top. It even flips up for hidden storage! I so love this idea!

crib to kids craft station after

Find the complete tutorial at For I Know the Plans I Have for You.