Re-Purposed Crib Rail Photo Display

March 21, 2015
I purchased this vintage crib rail with the fun plastic ABC letters for $12 at a consignment shop a couple of days ago.

First, I gave the rail a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Cream".

I also painted some wooden clothespins.

I distressed the piece, and then brushed on ASCP clear wax.  I glued the clothespins on the rails with Aleene's Fast Tack Glue.

Remember when I told you I was making a gallery wall in the hallway with photos displayed in unique ways?  Well, this is the first piece hung on the gallery wall.

I clipped some vintage "family" baby photos on the rail with the clothespins.  Of course I can change this up very easily.  I may make copies of any vintage originals since the photos are not protected behind glass.  
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. OK that is so cool! And I have one in my basement! Gotta try it now!

  2. Oh my gosh this is just one of the cutest things I have seen in a long time!! Just adorable, great job!

  3. Carlene ... you are really on a "roll" ... the is the best repurpose for displaying photos that I have ever seen. Your wall of photos will be fantastic.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. cute!
    I love the vintage baby bed rail... I bet it could be easily replicated if we didn't have one with 'a-b-c' already there!
    Your's is just so dern cute... I don't see it being improved upon much!

  5. cuuute! what a creative idea.
    be blessed

  6. This is SO precious! Is that your smiling face in one of the photos? So cute Carlene. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  7. I love the ABC on there, so cute! Truly looks vintage now, thanks for linking up!

  8. I usually use these as trellises, but this is so creative I may try it.

  9. Very creative! How fun to put vintage pictures on it!


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