I did some looking around online and it seemed like nursery furniture is kind of a racket. Do I really need to pay $400-$600 for a crib? No, no I do not. Fortunately, I also read an article highlighting Ikea cribs as an excellent/stylish bargain. Given that all cribs sold in the US have to conform to the same safety standards, off to Ikea we went to get some ideas.
Prior to our trip, I did some looking online and decided on which of the Ikea cribs was my favorite. Sadly, upon arrival at the actual store, they did not have it or the matching dresser on display. I was a little bummed. However, upon consultation with the friendly Ikea staff member, we discovered that they did have a few of each in stock. That seemed like an amazing stroke of luck, so we made the snap decision to go ahead and buy them, sight unseen (well, aside from photos on the internet). As an added bonus, all the necessary boxes fit in our car, huzzah!
I assembled the dresser in October, before I thought about needing photos for NaBloPoMo. So instead, I just have these two:
|Lucy has already staked her claim.|
|Which is OK - Calvin can have the desk.|