We lived in a small place when my first was born and the crib ended up being a huge waste of space. At least we got it for free from a friend, but the baby slept best (and it was easier to breastfeed), while cosleeping. The crib, which was in our room, ended up becoming a really big fresh laundry depository. We didn't bother with making a nursery. We needed the extra room more for guests, so left it as a guest room. Saved a lot of money that way! We just moved into our first house and could start out with buying kid furniture.
Avoiding the Avalanche of
Baby "Must Haves"
|8/7/12 4:57 PM|
I think when the next owner strips this down and refinishes it, they will have made a gorgeous find.
Before & After: From Antique Dry Sink into Changing Table
|2/8/12 11:04 AM|
I saw the picture for Sense and Sensibility and thought that would be a great gift for a coworker. A nice pretty hardcover version of a book you think they'd like. Then I saw it was an iPod docking station. Terrible thing to do to a beautiful book!
Gift Guide for Design Loving Co-workers
|11/28/11 11:59 AM|
The 1 year old sleeps in our room, but he often naps in the bed in this room.
Oliver and Leo's Fun Blue Retreat Bedroom
Small Kids, Big Color Entry #1
|11/15/11 3:22 PM|
I've got a sander that hooks to a vacuum cleaner (Fein Multimaster). Works great and no mess. So there are options to sand in an apartment without mess or inconvenience. There are probably cheaper options than the Fein out there as well.
Nichole's Fabric Topped, Decoupaged Table
|8/22/11 7:51 PM|