First things first, the crib. Being that this is the biggest piece and the focal point of the room I knew I wanted to start here. At first I thought this would be really easy, I'd had my eye on a specific crib style for years. But true to mine and Mike's usual fashion we felt we had to research, shop, and exhaust every other possible option to make sure this was indeed the winner.
Here are a few on the list:
|OEUF Classic Crib, $999.99 - $1,549.97 CDN|
|Leander Convertible Crib, $1419 CDN|
|Babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Convertible Crib, $389USD (+shipping/handling)|
So after tons of online research and checking out all our local stores I realized cribs aren't cheap, especially the streamlined modern kind I was gravitating towards. And in reality, this was really my second favourite style of crib. I still had my heart set on my first choice, the Jenny Lind Style crib.
|DaVinci Jenny Lind Crib, $169USD (+shipping/handling)|
I just love the classic, vintage look and mixed with some modern elements I think it will look just adorable in the room. It's so sweet and charming, isn't it?
Here are a few inspiration pics of it in action.
|via Allyson Baker Design|
|via gus and lula|
|via aubrey and lindsay's little house blog|
|via making it lovely|
Long story short, after calling around to all my local stores, emails with a few Canadian distributors, this crib was NOT easy to find. I was hoping to purchase somewhere a little closer to home but no such luck. I ended up finding the crib at a steal of a price $169 at allmodernbaby.com. After shipping and duties, the grand total came to well below any of the other cribs I was looking at. Win. Win.
So the Jenny Lind it is, my first choice AND it was the cheapest one - that never happens.
It feels so good to make some progress. Crib - CHECK!