Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take a lil' tour of our crib

The crib came today from Pottery Barn Kids. It is the Skylar Crib. I searched and searched 'teh internets' for information on the crib when we were deciding whether to purchase it and found slim to no information...so bare with me while I write some boring spec type information for anyone who may have stumbled upon this site wanting information on the crib. But for all you others out there...isn't it preeeeeety?




The crib was delivered and set up by the delivery crew of four people. It took them a bit of a time to set it up because one of the bolts didn't want to cooperate. The delivery crew was very nice and clean and courteous. The crib itself is very sturdy. The drawers came put together with the two toned wood, which we prefer, on the outside...the information in the store says the drawer fronts are reversible, but since we like them this way we won't be reversing them.

Additionally, the inlaid portion of the drawers is set in a bit with a small lip which is how you open the drawer...up until seeing it, we weren't sure if they were a latch type door or if there was a pull that we just weren't seeing. The drawers are within a section of the crib that is its own separate entity from the crib itself. What I mean by that is that the crib can be adjusted up and down and it does not have any affect on the top of the drawers. Which means that the drawers have a solid top and therefore won't be getting anything inside dusty anytime soon.

Lastly, the drawers do not pull out all the way, I noticed this on our Pottery Barn Kids dresser...my guess is they don't want little ones pulling the drawers all the way out on themselves.

So there you go...everything you ever wanted (or didn't want) to know about our crib.

13 comments:

  1. That baby sure does have a nice room! I am so excited for you!

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  2. That's a striking crib! (If a crib can be said to be striking)

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  3. Does the crib have a drop down rail?

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  4. The sides don't come down which I was disappointed with at first but since I am tall it doesn't pose an issue for me. Also, I have heard that in a few years they are going to phase out cribs with drop sides for safety reasons.

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  5. Hi. I was searching for more info on this crib and stumbled upon your post. Thanks for posting this. Did you purchase the conversion kit too?

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  6. Hi Simone...we didn't get the conversion kit because the thought was that by the time we needed a toddler bed, we would be needing the crib for child #2 soon. I really wish that it would transition to a full or even queen headboard...but unfortunately, it is just to a toddler bed..which is the same mattress as the crib...which seemed silly to me to spend money on.

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  7. Good point. We already have a toddler bed anyhow, so I'm not sure if I really care about that feature so much. Thanks again for posting and replying.

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  8. was trying to buy this crib at pb but they just discontinued it... do you know who the manufacturer is? or where else I can buy this crib? thanks!

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  9. Oh goodness, what a bummer. I looked the whole thing over and can't seem to find anything that says any other name than Pottery Barn Kids...what a shame, because it really is a lovely piece. If I hear anything I'll be sure to post it.

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  10. Could you tell me if this crib is a stark white or winter white with yellow tint? Also, where did you get the hanging wall book shelf? I love it.

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  11. Hmmmm...someone just posted a comment asking:

    "Could you tell me if this crib is a stark white or winter white with yellow tint? Also, where did you get the hanging wall book shelf? I love it."

    But I can't see it.  

    So if you asked that question, let me answer it for you and hope you can see the answer at least.

    The crib is not STARK white, but it is white, as opposed to cream.  If you go into any PBKids store, you can ask to see their wood samples and they should be able to show you the white which is the same across the board.  Basically, if you put a piece of computer paper next to it, the crib will look cream.  But it doesn't have yellow undertones.  Sorry I can't be more specific.

    The hanging wall book shelf is also from PBKids and I know that it is still available.

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