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.

Feed Me Seymour