05th May2014


Repurposed Bed Spring Craft Storage

by Dinah Wulf

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Recently I posted a tour of my craft room. Believe it or not, I am running out of space for my stuff… I know… I’m crazy. My daughter outgrew her toddler bed and I wanted to repurposed her bed spring somehow.  After thinking about it for a few days I ended up making Repurposed Bed Spring Craft Storage! Here’s how I did.

Materials:

  • Bed Spring
  • Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint
  • Tarp
  • Wire baskets
  • S Hooks
  • Mason Jars or Recycled Jars
  • Pipe Repair Clamps
  • Twine

Instructions:

First I spray painted the bed spring in a well-ventilated area. I used two coats of Krylon’s Sea Glass spray paint. I also did a touch up coat.

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Once it was dry I had no idea what I was going to do with it… Ha! So after I came up with my craft storage idea, I headed to Home Depot and bought some S Hooks. 

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I actually already had Pipe Repair Clamps that I bought when a hardware store went out of business months ago.

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I inserted some old spaghetti sauce jars and tightened the clamps.

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To attach the jars to the bed spring, I used twine. You can also use plastic ties. By attaching it this way, I figured I can easily move it if I change my mind.

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I attached the baskets with S hooks. S hooks also make it easy to rearrange the baskets if needed.

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Here are a couple AFTER photos. I also used clothespins on the wires to attach some things.

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I am so pleased with how it turned out! For more craft room storage ideas, check out this post and this post!

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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11 Responses to “Repurposed Bed Spring Craft Storage”

  • I just found this when I was looking for ways to repurpose an old spring bed that’s been in the storage room for years. Thank you so much! I now have a place to hang my tools… pinned to my “Cleverly Repurposed” board.

  • Yelena

    I saw this randomly on pinterest, wasn’t looking for anything like this.. but am sooo glad I saw it! Our crib just completely fell apart and I took it apart to throw it away.. well thank goodness my dad hates to throw things away! He saved it to burn the wood in a fire pit and still has the spring part! I am reclaiming it and turning it into my craft storage!!! I have very limited craft space and this is perfect!!!

    • Yelena, I am so glad you were inspired by it!! I love hearing that! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I truly appreciate it and good luck on your project. If you get a chance, send over a photo!

  • Pattie Newsom

    Where did you find the wire baskets?

  • I love your ideas! Thank you so much for sharing! I like doing things at home by myself because I think that in that way the rooms get some kind of special character. Regards!

  • Brenda

    so happy to find this….I’m wanting to update my bathroom…I’m thinking this will work on one of the walls, with baskets to hold rolled wash cloths, even some cosmetics…my mind is swirling with ideas…I’m planning on painting the bathroom a very light Lavendar and maybe paint the crib springs a darker Lavendar or white…now, I’ll be on the lookout at thrift stores for the springs and bugging my hubby to get started on the re-do….lol…thank you! I just signed up to get your emails. I had already been a fan on facebook …
    Brenda

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