Post # 1
Hi Bees, So my husband, my mom and I will be going to register tomorrow morning and i’ve run into a dilemma… The bedroon that will be the baby’s room already has a dresser…
its a dark brown dresser from Ikea… here is a pic of it
I went to the store where we will be registering to get a head up on what i’m looking for and looked at 2 cribs i really like…
MILLION DOLLAR BABY This is the first crib i liked… its a 4 way convertable… comes in many different colors including dark wood so it will match the dresser, its go a very wide ledge on the front so i can use it to put stuff on while i tend to baby and itll be easy on my elbows to lean on. This one runs $800 ————————————————————————————————————————
MASON CRIB This was the other one i liked… It is discontinued so it only comes in the colour (which is really close to our wall colour) in the photo and also white. It is also a 4 way convertable but it is down from $800 to $600. It does not have as wide of a ledge but it does have shallow drawers underneath for extra storage (which is super nice).
Basically my question is is which crib do you think I should go with based on functionality, price and look? Wil it be “fugly” if i select 2 different coloured wood pieces? There is also the option of me altering the dresser i already have… painting it white or what-not. The colour of the walls in babys room are already grey and we wont be repainting them. The rest of the furniture in my house is all dark but hubby and i do love the bright airy feeling of white wood and light colours and would liek to eventually switch to lighter stuff but this is a process that wont come easily, cheaply, or quickly.
This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Pappy8.
Post # 2
Here are some 2 tone nurserys that i do like
Post # 3
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I prefer the very different colors (grey to dark) vs two not completely matching dark.
Post # 4
Interior Designer here- Go for the white one! You can bring colour and pattern in with artwork, bedding, etc. I wouldn’t worry about it being close to the wall colour. The dark one is too heavy and agree with PP, coming close will never match and always looks like an afterthought.
Post # 6
MissLibra: Awesome! after talking to my bestie and browsing pinterest all afternoon i think i’m sold on the white one also… as an interior designer… what do you think of pulling white into the dresser by some trendy lighter coloured hardwear and white vase with a big boquet of (fake) flowers in it? I would probably use the dresser as the change table too so we dont have to buy one (hopefully its not too tall)
Post # 7
I have the first crib and we really love it but a white one would look awesome too.
Post # 8
I always suggest investing in long term pieces that will grow up with the baby over time, or be used elsewhere in your home. Smaller, more affordable items are great to mix in as gender specific or “baby”-esque. For example, your main lighting, furniture, mirros, lamps etc. are better off with a more chic touch to them, and then use the bedding, curtains and wall decor be more baby specific. It comes off as a chic and airy space that way! Also easy to introduce new accent colour! I love using warm metals in a nursery, they feel not only more sophisticated, but the well worn finish of a rubbed bronze or gold feels more homey and welcoming. I threw this togetherto give you an idea. I would do a crystal knob on the dresser and leave it at that! And the accent could easily be changed if you wanted to do navy, mint etc instead of a blush pink! (those two bottom fabrics are from babybedding.com lovely to work with FYI!)
Post # 9
or you could go with the crib from ikea that you know will be exactly the same color and save a boatload!
it isn’t a 4 way convertible, but then you can start from scratch when babby is out of the toddler bed…you may have completely different tastes/space constraints at that point!
(also, read up on the safety of ikea cribs…they sell everything to conform to the (higher) euro standards. win.)
ETA: also, if you prefer light wood…why not sell your current dresser on CL and buy the same thing in white? I was in that exact situation (we had the dark hemnes dressers, and I wanted white…we wound up spending a bit to do the switch, but it was waaaaaay easier than painting!)
Post # 10
Pappy8: My only concern about you choosing the second crib is that it’s discontinued. And if you’re registering for it and are going to wait for someone to buy it, you run the risk of having it sell out before someone purchases it.
MissLibra: Love that inspiration board! I actually had that Etsy artwork favorited too! 🙂
Post # 11
MissLibra: awesome advice. This is a huge help
Post # 12
Definitely go with the white!
Post # 13
I’d go for mismatched rather than trying to match the two dark colors. I have that dresser and don’t think you will be able to match it that well and have it look the way you hope.
Post # 14
Pappy8: The Mason crib in white is beautiful! My husband and I almost bought that one as well! Do you know if you are having a boy or girl? My husband didn’t want white for a boy, I was totally ok with it though! But that could be a deciding factor for you!