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DIY: Flipped a Baby Gate into an Earring Gate

April 2, 2012

I’m back with a most recent DIY project we just did! We had a broken wood baby gate sitting in our garage for a while. No, not because we have a baby but because we have a puppy that won’t stop getting into the cat litter box. But this gate we had was a really cheap $5 gate from Walmart that didn’t even last longer than 2 days.

Tyler was cleaning out the garage the other weekend and asked me what I wanted to do with the gate. Immediately a light bulb turned on and I thought of a project! I wanted to rip it apart and spray paint it and hang my earrings on it.

And so that is what we did!

Isn’t it so pretty? I love it! Want to know what happened to the other gate? Tyler spray painted it black and says he wants to use it. He’s not sure yet what he’ll use it for. I’m hoping it’ll stay in the garage or his man cave.

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  • Reply Samantha April 2, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Um, dude, that is genius! I have a baby gate sitting around in my house. I know what I’m going to do with it now. Thanks!

  • Reply Angela Noelle April 2, 2012 at 7:10 am

    That is brilliant!  And beautiful!  I’ve seen lots of these earring hanger tutorials, but they’re always way too small for all of my earrings.  This one is great!

  • Reply Megan W April 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Too bad my puppy chewed the hell out of my puppy gate.. this is a great idea!! 

  • Reply mandy April 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I really, really love this idea. It looks beautiful!

  • Reply Sierra April 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Genius! I love it!

    Oh, Just Living the Dream

  • Reply Angie_vik April 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Great idea! Sure wish we hadn’t tossed our old baby gates. I’ll keep an eye out for one during garage sale season. 

  • Reply Hope April 3, 2012 at 4:44 am


  • Reply Chelsie April 3, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Such a neat idea! I never would have thought to do that. 

  • Reply emmysuh April 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    That is a great idea, and I can see it working for other things besides baby gates. I love your design ideas, always.

  • Reply Erin Skinner April 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Nice work, lady! I wouldn’t have thought of something like this before, and now? Now, I’m definitely going to have to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Elizabeth Justice April 12, 2012 at 8:01 am

    What a wonderful idea! I never would have thought of this, but it is so cute I am going to have to try! 

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