So yesterday was a big day at our house! The last piece of furniture made its way into the nursery: the crib! After a backorder scare that had me thinking I was going to have to choose a different crib, it came!
Hubs' parents gifted baby girl her crib and we are so thankful! Babies are quite the undertaking in more ways than one, but definitely in the pocketbook department. Your formerly fat and happy Kate Spade wallet will soon turn thin and shriveled after just a couple purchases. I set out to find the crib that I have imagined for our baby in my mind. I was hoping to find a vintage-look crib in white with dainty spindles. While I really like mid-century modern furniture and clean lines on most pieces, I wanted something traditional in a crib. I found several options made by Jenny-Lind that had everything I wanted, but I wasn't a fan of the construction materials. I really wanted real wood construction because I plan to use this crib as our family's forever-crib. So I looked in all the usual places and found some good options at Pottery Barn Kids and our local Baby Furniture Plus but cribs with solid wood frames ran around $700. Too much for me. I kept looking and came upon this pretty thing at Serena and Lily. It has a 100% poplar frame and metal slats for the mattress and it was less than $500! Thank you Franklin and Ben! We got lucky and ordered it during the summer promotion and got it for $100 off. I mentioned a backorder scare, but luckily we dodged a bullet there and it came on time! I could kiss the lady at Serena and Lily!!! Sidenote: Serena and Lily also has this awesome modern style crib with clean lines that totally resembles the crib Kourtney Kardashian put in Penelope Disick's super chic nursery.
Since hubs is the BEST ever, he came home and started helping Brice put it together yesterday. Or maybe Brice helped him? Either way, this was totally a two person, one dog job. We couldn't have done it without her. All jokes aside, the assembly process was super easy and took about 45 minutes. Here is the finished product all dressed up!
Totally photobombed by Mattie, so we got a proud brother and sisters shot. Brice is looking especially proud since she helped with the assembly process.
And since it's too good to leave out, here's a behind-the-scenes look at how we get all three to pose simultaneously in a straight line. Happy Thursday people!