Nursery: Crib Hunt

I am so happy to let the nursery planning begin! I don't know what it is, but I hit the 6 month mark and all of a sudden a fire was lit under me. I started saving nursery inspiration pics, let's face it, well before we were blessed with this little baby so I definitely have no shortage of ideas.

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!

Christine

25 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Nurseries have come such a long way! I really like Aubrey and Lindsay's nursery for little Oscar:) Can't wait to see yours too!

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  2. Great choice Christine! Its such a classic look.

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  3. Yay! It's going to be beautiful!!!

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  4. I LOVE that crib, too! That was one of my top choices for cribs, but we ended up going with this one from Walmart... It cost $300 on it's own but then I found a deal where it came with a mattress for the same price!

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/14659336

    It looks a lot like the first one on your list, but I love that the legs are wood and not just white.

    Baby stuff is so fun! :)

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  5. This is one of my least favorite things about living in Canada - seeing something I love at a great price but being unable to find it (or even get it shipped). Glad to see that you were able to find the crib at the top of your list at a great price!

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  6. I love this crib too. I wish I had looked into it a little more for K.

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  7. I think that is a fabulous choice! I bet the nursery will be gorgeous.

    All three of my kids used the same crib. It was from Walmart, and nothing to behold. There are so many more options now.

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  8. Ali - I eyed up that crib at Walmart.com too! It's really nice! I love the two-toned look too. Sadly, walmart.com doesn't ship to Canada and that crib is not available in our Canadian stores :(

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  9. What a fantastic deal! Glad to hear you went with that style. I just love it - I'm tempted to pick one up at that price for #2 (that I am not even pregnant with yet!)

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  10. Love the Jenny Lind and can't wait to watch your little nursery come together! So exciting! :)

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  11. Love it, Christine! And that is an amazing price. No point in paying over $2000 for a bed that only lasts a few years.

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  12. It will look wonderful, can't wait to see the nursery as it starts to come together. I totally started buying baby supplies around my 6 month mark. Love you and Baby Shankowsky!

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  13. I've always love that crib. Congrats Christine!

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  14. I love the crib!!
    I guess you're already starting to "nest" :)

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  15. It is called "nesting" girl! Enjoy the energy! Love the crib, yay! I love the image of the last one, in black!

    Can't wait to see your nursery unfold!

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  16. Cannot wait to see this in your nursery! Jenny Lind cribs have always, always been my favorite.

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  17. I love these cribs, and your gorgeous nursery inspiration-how darling!

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  18. What a steal!! I love Jenny Lind cribs, can't wait to see how the nursery comes together:)

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  19. can't wait to see it all come together -- i always love your design style!

    side note: the three cribs at the top of your post are three of my top contenders for v2.0.

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  20. Great choice on the crib! We bought the same one for Thomas. It's such a classic look.

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  21. Great choices. I love the Jenny Lind....;o). I really like the Babyletto Modo 3 in 1 Convertible Crib too though. Happy Nesting!!!

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  22. You chose the best crib! And I love the inspiration photos you found, showing all the ways you can build a nursery around this special little bed. :-)
    Victoria

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  23. I really like your choice! I first wasn't sure if I like it (Dajana showed me pics before your post though) but after seeing your pictures in the room with all the decor my opinion has changed. The price is absolutely awesome! I want this crib too now. I do really like the crib on second picture I even have pamphlet from the store but the price is too high. Again great choice!

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  24. OMG! Thank you for this! I am so considering getting this right now, this crib is perfect and adorable!

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