A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio

Goooooood morning sunshine and happy Monday!! So I’m gearing up for a crazy week over here because it’s officially the last week of school and my little guy is graduating from kindergarten. Cue alllllll the tears. I really cannot believe he’s already finished with his first year of school. Seriously, this year has absolutely flown by and I’m honestly sad to see it come to an end. Can’t he just stay in kindergarten forever?! I mean, is that really too much to ask? Ugh. I guess so. Anyway, this week is going to be rough on my mama heart. But in better news, today I have a super fun post to share with you guys because it’s all about my beloved vintage crib! If you’ve been around for a while you might remember that we converted an old crib into a couch/daybed a few years ago and it actually used to be in our front room. Well it’s been moved all over the house since then, but for the past few months I’ve been anxiously waiting to put it on the back patio for a cozy summer lounging spot. Our weather has been so crummy and super rainy lately, but yesterday we finally got a bit of a break in the clouds so I quickly ran outside to play around with it. I didn’t have a lot of time, but I managed to get it styled up a little so I could share it today!

A cozy vintage cribe on the back patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea!

A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib! A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib! A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib!

Isn’t that the coziest little summer lounging spot?! This old crib actually belonged to my husband’s aunt, but she was kind enough to give it to us a few years ago. Then my father in law converted it into a daybed for us. He has magical skills like that. I love how it turned out and it’s actually super comfortable! Check out this post if you want to see more info on how we converted it into a daybed.

A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib! A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib!

I picked up this adorable outdoor pillow last week and I love how it has a vintage vibe to it. Plus next time I need to know the peak harvest time for a certain vegetable I can just refer to this handy pillow. Surely I’ll impressive everyone with my vegetable knowledge. BRILLIANT.

A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib!

Last year I did a really fun little herb garden in all of my vintage wooden boxes (see that post here). I’m planning to do something similar this year, but I haven’t planted anything yet. The weather has been too crazy lately, so I’m going to hold off for a bit longer. Until then these faux plants do just fine.

A Cozy Vintage Crib on the Back Patio. Farmhouse style summer patio idea with a vintage crib!

A cozy vintage crib on the back patio for summer. Farmhouse style summer patio idea!

I’m planning to do a lot more to this area in the next couple of weeks, but I just wanted to give you a little peek at how it’s looking now. I am SO excited for summer and I can’t wait to get our back patio spruced up. We spend a ton of time outdoors during the summer, especially in the evenings, so I want to make our outdoor spaces as cozy and comfortable as possible. This crib is great because we actually do use it for extra seating and it’s an awesome little spot to hang out. I know it’s going to get a ton of use over the next few months!

Well thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I really appreciate when you spend part of your day here with me! If you have a minute hop over to these other posts before you go:

Farmhouse Spring Decor from Etsy

Farmhouse Style Potting Bench

Happy Spring Dining Room


Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.


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  1. 5.21.18
    Angel said:

    Sarah it’s beautiful! I’m not going to be on IG for awhile so I’m glad to have your daily posts to your blog to keep up. I will miss your stories so much though. Blessings always-Angel @my70sFarmhouse

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      well enjoy your IG break! Those are good to do every now and then. So glad to have you here!

  2. 5.21.18
    Karen Kish said:

    Hello Sarah,
    Love the crib and the total look of all your decor on the porch! Nicely done, my dear!

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks so much Karen! xo

  3. 5.21.18
    Stacey said:

    Very cute as per usual 🙂 I’m taking a break from Instagram but love the fact I still get your emails and see your ideas and decorating! Out of all the people I followed on insta, u were the only one I wanted to stick with. I love everything u love lol! I’m slowly accumulating different things for my house but it takes time and money lol. I too am planning out my back patio. I have old doors, windows etc that I want to put outside but not sure exactly where yet. Bought some old saloon doors the other day, once white and distressed I’m going to put Lord knows where lol, but have some ideas. Looking forward to your patio pics and ideas 🙂

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh well taking a break from IG is always a good thing Stacey!! I need to do the same actually. Social media can be all consuming sometimes and we all could use a little less phone time. Anyway, so glad you’re subscribed so you still get my blog posts. These are more fun anyway!! 😉

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh and about those saloon doors–what a SCORE! I’m sure those are going to look amazing wherever you put them.

  4. 5.21.18
    Becky said:

    Good morning Sarah, love the crib daybed! It looks so comfy. Our weather has also been rainy and cold. I feel like I am so behind. One good thing about being behind i ‘m getting ideas to use. Love all your decor! Spoo pretty! Thanks again.

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      haha that’s very true Becky!! Thanks for stopping by the blog. xo

  5. 5.21.18
    Gina said:

    I painted my step stool as well- I do love the color you used! Mine is white. Love everything about this

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh perfect! I’m sure it looks great.

  6. 5.21.18
    Susan said:

    Cute day bed! Bet it gets lots of use this summer! Love the old door behind the daybed! Enjoy your summer with your little ones!

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks Susan!! I plan on spending a lot of time out there this summer!

  7. 5.21.18
    kimberly said:

    very pretty. such a cozy spot to relax. I remember the crib in your home. love how you reinvent pieces and spaces shopping your home.

    kim. x

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Kimberly!! I loved it in our front room too, but I think I love it even more out on the back patio. Thanks for stopping in! xoxo

  8. 5.21.18
    Linda Carlton said:

    Love that crib diy project! What a great idea turning that crib to an outdoor daybed. Also love the color choices and decor. So inviting and charming to say the least. ❤️❤️

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks Linda, it really does make the comfiest spot to sit and enjoy some iced coffee!!

  9. 5.21.18
    Dianne G said:

    Love your cozy space. So inviting!! You always have a good flare to put things together. Enjoy your busy week. Were enjoying beautiful weather here in Canada, its our long weekend!

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks so much Dianne! xoxo

  10. 5.21.18

    It looks so good there and of course you have it styled so pretty! Love the green striped pillows.

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks Tammie! I love those pillows. Too darn cute. Target wins again!

  11. 5.21.18
    Brenda Johnson said:

    Adorable, every time I see something new from you it gets my creative juices flowing and want to do some decorating too…hmmmm…a trip to Michael’s might be needed…grin.

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh yay!! I am so glad to hear that Brenda. That’s really all that matters to me!

  12. 5.21.18
    Kristi said:

    Sarah, I cannot even get over how gorgeous this is! That vintage crib isPerfect!

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      aw thanks Kristi! It’s so comfy too, it’s definitely my favorite spot right now.

  13. 5.21.18
    Chrissy said:

    I love everything about this! So gorgeous!

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks so much Chrissy! xo

  14. 5.22.18

    You did such a beautiful job styling your porch!!! I adore it all so much! Thanks for all the inspo! I have a 20 ft long front porch that sits bare ….now I have lots of ideas on how to dress it up this summer!!! Thanks, girlie!!! You’re such a talent!

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      OH wow!! You have lots of room to work on your porch Dena. Have fun with it and thanks so much for stopping by!!

  15. 5.22.18

    Oh My Golly, that crib is precious! Love everything about these pictures.

    • 5.22.18
      Sarah said:

      thanks so much Cindy, I can’t wait to get more done out there!

  16. 5.29.18
    Sharon said:

    Love your new comfy spot Sarah. It looks so pretty and cosy. You have inspired me with some creative ideas for my own deck. Thanks xo

  17. 6.18.18
    Shari said:

    I found a similar antique crib but we put it in our flower garden and now have a clematis growing on it.
    Love what you did with yours. I will keep an eye out for another for my future summer porch.