I ordered the crib for our nursery about a month ago and until last week it was sitting around, just begging me to be assembled.
I couldn’t assemble the crib in the nursery because we still had painting to do, but I was determined to set it up elsewhere and then just move it upstairs when the room was ready. That is when my genius husband thought that perhaps the crib would be too wide to fit through the doorway. He was right.
So the crib sat, and sat, and sat, just waiting to be assembled. Which drove me crazy, of course.
But last week I had my chance. The trim paint was dry for less than 24 hours and I took on the crib as my after-work project. An hour and half later, we had a crib all ready to go (Well, kind of. We still need a mattress.)
For those of you who might care, we picked out the DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib, which was recommended by Consumer Reports and met all of our specifications. We love that this will convert to a toddler bed, a day bed and then into a full-sized bed. Plus, the black finish was just perfect for our design scheme, even if it’s not a traditional nursery color. As an added bonus, I found the crib on sale at the CSN baby store (now Wayfair.com), with free shipping and a 20% off coupon code that I searched for online. Deal.
I feel much better now that I was able to tear open that box and organize/assemble all the parts!