Over the weekend we found this crib (plus mattress) in the free seminary thriftstore! They sell at Target for $119, and what is crazy is I was actually thinking of registering for one! The one we found literally looks brand new–the mattress and everything (and don’t worry, I double checked the model to make sure it wasn’t a recalled crib). Its a portable crib, which means it can fold up when not in use, which is great for us, since we’re in a one-bedroom apartment. It’s so awesome how the Lord provides even the most basic things.
I like how simple it is too–I’d looked at more ornate designs, but felt more drawn to simple looking cribs. I am going to paint it yellow (with non-toxic paint) the next nice weekend we have–probably at the end of the month, since I don’t want to freeze while I’m outside all day sanding and painting. I’m thinking it will only cost me about $20 to refinish it, and it will probably be a multi-weekend project–but I’ve got 7 months, so there’s no rush!