From the very beginning, I knew for sure I wanted a Jenny Lind crib for the babes. I just love the detail. After being very patient, we finally found this crib on craigslist (for $40!!!)… how perfect?!
Beings that it was built in 1985, we were thorough in our investigation regarding safety regulations… knowing we may have to perform some modifications. But it turns out that this baby meets all the criteria! Lucky!
According to CPSC regulations, here's the breakdown:
- Slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches wide.
- The mattress should be firm and tight fitting.
- Corner posts should be no more than 1/16 inches high.
- No design cutouts in the headboard or footboard.
- No missing, broken, or loose-fitting hardware.
So we (and by we I mean Nick) gave her a sleek coat of glossy black paint. And finished her off with some Poly to seal everything in.
I know you may be thinking black doesn't immediately imply femininity… but you'll see. Oh baby you'll see.
How can you not love this detail?!
Yes, the girls will be sharing a crib until further notice. It's a small room. 🙂
Thanks for being patient with our slow nursery transformation. It's the price we pay for being cheap-skates.
We'll be blogging about the crib skirt and bumper pad soon!