We posted about Wal-Mart's Olivia crib, a new offspring in the BabyMod line of nursery furniture, but hadn't seen it in person.
If Olivia is anything like its sibling ParkLane, the news looks good for anyone considering making a purchase. Here is what reader Sara had to say about her ParkLane crib and dresser:
It's unfortunate that Wal-Mart doesn't stock any of this line in the stores, because we were definitely skeptical when I first discovered it and would have liked to check it out in person. We ordered it knowing that if the quality was poor, we could just return everything, suck it up, and order the Oeuf instead. All of the pieces arrived in perfect condition and were very easy to assemble. The crib is all solid wood construction, as is most of the dresser (I think some is wood veneer, but no particleboard or anything like that), and both feel extremely sturdy. We didn't notice any off-gassing, but made sure to set everything up in time for it air out anyway.
My one complaint is that the pine is a bit soft, and when I accidently banged the toddler bed conversion rail against the crib it created a small ding. I can't imagine a scenario in the future when it would get hit that hard with something that heavy again, so hopefully that won't be much of a problem. As far as the dresser goes, we loved that the changing table part was detachable, making it a piece that could grow with the baby.
Thanks again, Sara! Check out her awesome Modern Nursery on a Budget here.