The selection of stylish, affordable cribs gets better every year, but options are still pretty limited if you're on a tight budget. With a little ingenuity and some DIY spirit, you can customize a big box store crib to make something uniquely your own. Here are a dozen examples from straightforward paint jobs to custom add-ons.
Chalkboard vinyl attached to the end of the crib in "Baby Capton's" nursery (Apartment Therapy).
An IKEA Sundvik crib with painted ends and a bicycle stencil (Mohaus).
Fabric added to the inner and outer ends of this IKEA Hensvik crib gives it a softer, vintage look (Project Nursery).
Outdated drop-side crib rails are repurposed with a new platform and sides to make this very mod looking crib (Nepacena).
Similarly, new sides and a bottom shelf were added to this IKEA Leksvik crib to emulate the look of a David Netto crib (The 818).
A $100 crib looks deluxe after the addition of a platform storage drawer (e.Claire Creations).
A new base was added to this Walmart crib specifically to match a dresser in the room (Apartment Therapy).
A Billy bookcase and Gulliver crib join forces to add storage to this crib, modeled after ducduc's AJ crib (IKEA Hackers).
A classic Jenny Lind-style crib goes glam with a gold paint job (Live Beautifully).
This crib was supposed to be painted international orange as an homage to the Golden Gate bridge, but there was a mixup with the colors and it ended up this lovely, bright coral. (Apartment Therapy).
A two-tone painted crib cashes in on the color blocking trend (origin unknown).