A use for a crib mattress when the crib is gone! Turn in to child's sitting or reading area.

Nook made from ikea furniture and an old crib matress. Totally doing this in about a year!

DIY Storage Unit with window seat. Easy, affordable and great storage for a child's bedroom!

DIY bench from old crib. Maybe you could turn the old crib into a couch for a play room or the kid's room.

Best DIY Projects: 20 Creative Furniture Hacks :: Turn a bookshelf into a cute storage bench! Mommy Vignettes has the tutorial.

Reading corner shelving - also using gutters (approx $175 at Totem)

cute reading corner

For the kids' rooms

Don't know what to do with that awkward corner space in your deck or patio? Check out this awesome #DIY lounge area!

nook + trundle bed

Forest Canopy Bed • I see this as a reading nook, and also a place where I might rest and dream, wandering the caves of my unconscious, sifting though and mining those beveled jewels.

use a crib mattress for a reading nook!

coffee table turned bench

Under stairs reading nook

Built in bed awesomeness

Nest chair... This looks beyond amazing

Love It! Great Idea! Get it at Rona!

Double-Duty Seating Little ones can use this space as a seating area or remove the pillows to create a desk. The built-in storage below offers easy access to frequently used items, and it doubles as a step for smaller children.

3 bookcases screwed together! Genius! Totally gunna make this as a little reading area for the kids....its also an awesome idea for a mud room, too, as shoe storage! the kids could sit on the bench to put their shoes on...Maybe hang some cool hooks for jackets instead of a picture :0) wish I had a mud room now lol

Frame your child's name

DIY daybed, want to make one to fit our old crib mattress.