We received our crib from a coworker of mine when I was pregnant with Adelaide. My coworker’s two little girls were the second family to use this crib, and they got it for free from the family before them. So, keeping with tradition, she handed it on to another family (us) who would be able to give it a good, loving home.
The crib is one of those convertible cribs, that “grows” with your child. It came with all of the original documentation and pieces to build a crib, twin and full bed frames.
Though it wasn’t something I would have picked out for myself, the crib was cosmetically inoffensive—honey colored wood with a generic carving of leaves (or something?) but you could REALLY tell that it had been through 4+ babies. There were teeth marks all over the inside of the railings and the finish was wearing off in a few places, there were paint and scuff marks from being taken apart, moved and rebuilt so many times…just a lot of general wear.
I excitedly accepted the free hand-me-down, regardless of the condition, and Adelaide used it, safely and happily, for 2.5 years. By the time Adelaide moved into her big-girl-bed, this crib had been through AT LEAST five babies and it was really starting to show it’s age.
The joints needed tightening up, the hinges needed replacing and if we were going to do all of that, then, well, we might as well paint it!!
We started the sanding/priming/painting back in August and yesterday, Cadence got to spend her first night in her new crib!!!
I ADORE my white crib! I have wanted a white crib ever since I found out I was pregnant, and I finally have one! OMGILOVEITSOMUCH!!
I probably shouldn’t be so excited over such a silly thing, but I AM!
Matt did such an AMAZING job painting this crib. The difference between his paint job and the rocking chair that we had professionally restored/painted is barely discernable. I’m so impressed. AND LUCKY to have him as my husband!!
She woke up super happy the next morning! I think she loves it as much as I do.
PS. We were quick to install a bite-guard on the railings to keep our beautiful paint job intact. 😉