Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DIY {Crib Spring Memory Board}

Last week I revealed my daughter's AUDREY ROOM.
One of the fun DIY Projects that we did together was the metal memory board to collect all of her keepsakes...because, well, she's a bit of a hoarder. Did I say that out loud?

Well, the hoarding may run in the family, because I've been saving the crib spring from my kiddo's crib for a few years now. I've seen crib springs used as decor before and loved the idea, but it always seemed a little to blah or industrial for me, I guess.  And the crib spring that I had wasn't even a cool silver looking one...it was brown. 

And that changed everything!
I was so excited about finally using the crib spring for a memory 
board once I realized it could be gold.

I used one can of Krylon Short Cuts.
This Krylon Gold Foil paint is the perfect gold spray paint. I have a hard time finding it in larger cans, for some reason. 

I just started to spray back and forth, and up and down, following the lines of the grid.
It took like 5 minutes.

And it dried in no time.

The gold finish was a bit brassy, not too shiny...just how I wanted it!

And then I got to have a bit of fun shoving all the stuff into the grid.
I found some flashy, little gold clothes pins and went to town.

{That's me, trying not to be in the picture ;) }



  1. This is such a cute idea!!!! Love the gold, too!

  2. I'm definitely going to copy this if/when I find the paint!

  3. Stopping by from Artsy Corner link party. I love this! I can't wait for my daughter to be out of her crib so I can do this. Pinning:)

  4. Let me count the ways that I love your project 1. it's gold 2. repurposing others would have thrown away 3. perfect place to be inspired 4. its uniquely yours.... I could keep going and going!! We really appreciate the linkup at Outside [the Box]! Hope to see more upcycled projects from you-- Tuesdays @ 5pm EST: http://bit.ly/Outside-the-Box