Amber loved this $300 crib, but not the part where it costs $300. So, she scoured Craigslist until she found a nearly identical crib for a mere $100. It was a little roughed up, so she gave it a custom chalk paint job, and then roughed THAT up. If you’re going to have a roughed up crib, you’re going to rough it up on your terms pardner. Then she sealed it all with a clear coat to keep Jr. safe.
I love the distressed look here, because have you seen how much damage a wee baby can do to a crib? It’s uncanny. See more on Amber’s blog Dimples & Pig Tales.
And what to do once Jr. has outgrown the crib? Sure, you could turn around and sell it again, but what if you are sentimentally attached? What if you can’t bear to part with a part of your baby’s first years? Why not try something like what Jessica at J. Paris Designs did, and turn it into an art desk? What?! So creative. I feel like making art and building a fort all at once!