Nursery Show and Tell: S.Carter's Pasadena DIY

Nursery Show and Tell: S.Carter's Pasadena DIY

Lisa
Sep 22, 2006

We're so pleased that folks are playing nursery show and tell! Since yesterday's shout out, we've received a number of great nursery submissions from AT reader-parents who are full of resourceful ideas. We'll be posting them through next week (the last week of Kids' Design Month), starting with this great DIY room from S. Carter...

S. Carter says: We love modern furniture, but couldn't come to terms with a $1000 crib. We improvised a bit, with some good results. [more after the jump]

The crib is from IKEA, stained red and coated with a water-based polyacrylic. Total cost: about $100. The bookcase is custom made of brich plywood, with standard sized mail bins from a mail supply company called charnstrom.com) and casters from Grizzly Hardware (through Amazon.com). Total material cost about $250. Prices are exclusive of my labor. Definitely a project I could only have undertaken for a first child.

S. Carter
Pasadena, CA

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