You probably remember the other two projects I made from a Pottery Barn kids upholstered crib: a headboard and a tool organizer. Well that crib really was a great purchase! I also used the bottom of the crib to make a "ladder" to hang quilts on.
I know on most cribs, the bottom was just an odd metal spring that you would set a mattress on. But this crib was fancy. Here's what the bottom piece looked like.
See? It looks just like a crib rail section except the rungs are spaced farther apart from each other. The brown piece is like some sort of 1/8" thick fiberboard that is screwed onto the back. So I took that brown piece off and got a board for the bottom and two table legs from Home Depot. Note: Lazy dog not required to complete this project, LOL.
The table legs already had a bolt coming out of the top so i drilled a clearance hole through that board for the bolt/threads to go into (they weren't long enough to go all the way through and I didn't have an insert or anything to use). Then I just put two screws in each leg going from the top of the board, through the board and into the legs.
Once the legs were attached to the mounting board, I attached the bottom and legs to the crib section with three screws.
Then I just stood it up against the wall and hung quilts on it. It's such a cute way to display quilts and now they are a little more accessible so I think they'll get used more often too! I love it when something can be easily repurposed into something more useful!