I love Craigslist.
And we seem to have a particularly good selection where we live. So we definitely take advantage of it! We purchased every part of my son's bedroom from Craigslist. And we also made some friends along the way...
We became friends with some Craigslist sellers, and they just happen to have a son about a year older than mine. Now, instead of listing their ADORABLE baby items for sale... they just call us up. They know we'll want their name-brand clothes and designer furniture, and we save them a lot of hassles. I have not had to buy a single item of clothes for my son in over a year. I almost feel guilty. But she enjoys the spending, and I enjoy the saving, and we both enjoy the same items! (Sometimes I wish she would sell her clothes too--I would take them!)
Anyway, our friends called us up and told us they were getting rid of this amazing bed, so we traded out our old, standard honey maple crib and changing table for this beauty. I should have done before and after pictures so you could see the complete transformation. But the old shabby crib is taking up space in my garage!
I am in love with this new bed! Why?
* I can ditch the changing table because this one has a changing table built in.
* I love the drawers and hidden shelves in the back corner for storage.
* I adore the cherry finish. And it goes so well with his bedding!
* I love that it can convert to a toddler bed, day bed, or the headboard for a standard bed. This is multi-purposing at its best.
The only problem--if you can call it that--is that now I need new bedroom furniture to match this gorgeous cherry finish! So I guess I just found a reason to redecorate!! As you can see, my little monkey is lovin his new bed, too. No matter how hard he tries, he can't jump out of it.