Picture 8

He did it.   The shelf is on, the boxes fit (although ideally I’d still like to find linen covered boxes that won’t break the bank) and the thing is sturdy enough for all three of us to sleep in.   Our very own Ikea Crib Hack is complete, and I for one am over the moon with the end result (…obviously, seeing as I don’t even have crib sheets to photograph it with, but I couldn’t wait to snap some pictures and share this bad boy via the world wide web.)   It’s constructed of Leksvik Rails and base, custom built sides (2×4 framing, plywood shell, and organic non VOC paint to finish it off) and a remnant in the same stain from Ikea’s AS-IS department makes for the matching shelf below.    I couldn’t be prouder.    Total cost?   Just pennies under $200 (not including the 11$ counter sinking drill bit that Scott insisted I mention, since he said it wasn’t something most people would have, and was necessary to complete the look of the crib, and blah blah blah some other stuff that I was too busy admiring his handiwork to pay attention to.)   Anyway – here it is.   And in just 9 weeks or less, our baby will get to see this labor of love her Daddy made just for her.   (Hormones!   Stop it!)

Click HERE to see the crib that inspired us.     Click HERE to see it as a work-in-progress.

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  29 comments for “Voila.

  1. August 7, 2009 at 10:18 am

    that looks awesome. i am super impressed!

  2. emma
    August 7, 2009 at 10:38 am

    wow! it’s gorgeous!!!


  3. August 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Wow that is great. So you designed it and built it from scratch, or did you buy it from ikea and just build it. LOL I’m a little slow catching on.

    Anyway very exciting, just wait till shes 9 yrs old acting like she 13. lol jk that’s what I’m dealing with now, only with my son. He’s the opposite of normal boys, hes more mature for his age then most.

    Anywya just visiting from sits, saw you on roll call and wanted to say hi!

    I added myself as a follower to your blog, hope you don’t mind. =)

    anyway stop by if you get bored http://smellthecoffeelisa.blogspot.com

    • Morgan
      August 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Lisa –

      We designed it/copied the design of a pricey crib we loved, and used parts of an Ikea crib (the rails and the bed portion.) Then my hubs built the white parts, and the shelf beneath. So it’s a hybrid!

  4. August 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Love it! Looks amazing!

  5. erin
    August 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Absolutely amazing! I am super impressed by the skills!

  6. August 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Stopping by from SITS… love that crib! I love how simple yet elegant it is. Congrats on your baby-to-be! Have a fun weekend.

  7. August 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    The crib is beautiful! Love your site :)

  8. August 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    SCREAMING for the shelf underneath!!! Even if you don’t put anything on it! Oh man it looks so good! I love it.

    *giggle to your nose comment!

  9. August 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Though I will not name any names, Scott has put a certain gentleman designer to shame with this. Bravo to your both for design and execution.

    As for the linen boxes, try Home Goods.

  10. August 8, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I love it. This is SUPER-expensive looking and the quality and finish are outstanding. Well done.

  11. August 8, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Holy crap. That is amazing!!! Love. It!

  12. August 8, 2009 at 8:19 am

    wow, this looks amaaaaaaazing!

  13. August 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    After months of crib shopping, we got a consumer report on that same crib from Ikea and it is amazing. And that price? Unbelievable and almost 1/5 of other cribs we looked at. YOURS looks amazing! I should have had your hub come and help us. LOL. Congrats…you are only weeks away!

  14. Lindsey
    August 10, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Scott, well done!!! You guys are brilliant!

  15. August 10, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Congrats! The crib looks great! How did your hubby make the mattress adjustable?

    • Morgan
      August 10, 2009 at 12:16 pm

      He drilled two sets of holes for the bed frame, just like on most standard cribs. We used the original Leksvik holes as a guide.

  16. Jodi
    August 10, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    AMAZING WORK SCOTTY!!! this looks great! only 9 more weeks?…gulp!

  17. August 11, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    hey! just found your blog…and its great. actually pretty inspirational for me to start a GOOD blog other than my lame little goat. or keep my little goat…but fix it. I need to do that. Glad to see you are doing well..and congrats on the pregnancy!

  18. Brian
    September 13, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Beautiful Crib. I have checked all of your posts and am very impressed.
    One question…what is the size of each panel? (Height and Width)


  19. September 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Great hack! I’m curious to see which crib inspired you but the link you have listed requires a password ;(

    • Morgan
      September 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Nicole – Just updated the link!

  20. Kat
    November 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Hey Morgan, thought I would let you know that I finally published pictures of our attempt at your crib hack (and included a shout out to you)! check it out over at my blog.

  21. perez0926
    November 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    my husband is trying to recreate this crib but we need help! can you ask your husband how he made the boards step my step PLEASE!! my email is perez926@hotmail.com. i would appreciate it soooo very much! =)

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