[adorable jenny lind crib... makes me want to throw it in a closet for a crib-nook]
So we bought a crib way back when we were planning on getting pregnant within a month of "trying"...I know, it was a lofty idea. Anyways, being the super planner I am, I bought an old jenny lind crib that happens to be dark wood. I love it. It was $15. I know its unsafe to use a "used" crib... but I think that's silly talk. Or maybe it's the overriding aesthetic appeal and cost savings that won me over. I have grand plans of lightly sanding and painting the crib, overall a very cheap project with a modest amount of work. Oh yeah, and fixing the crib sides so they don't move...thats a piece of cake (for matt).
It's now fall...and I don't know how many of you have tried to paint in winter/fall... it's tough. Even in super dry Idaho...paint drying in cold weather is tricky! I didn't get to this project over the summer like I had hoped would miraculously happen...so now...I am not sure I want to do it. Plus I know I'm not "supposed" to paint while prego.
[ oh geez, this ikea crib, simple baby life just won me over...not too babyfied, just beautiful]
Ikea has recently had their cribs back on sale! Yay! They are about $99.... pretty affordable for our budget. And they are white and minimal- which I like clean lines, they make me happy. I was thinking we could scrap the jenny lind crib effort and rather spend the money for a crib that's new and done. We are going to Colorado this winter, so we could stop in at Ikea and bring it on home before spud arrives.
The only con is that I keep on picturing our sweet little spud room with those knobby old fashioned crib rungs in the jenny lind crib. But as you can see from the two pictures above... there really is no losing in this indecision. Pretty darn cute.