What does your baby/kid furniture look like?

It looks like nothing because we don't have any, and no nursery - he sleeps in our room. But I love all the pics on this thread! I'm starting to think about a nursery, but he still wakes and eats too much for one.
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Growing up, I had natural wood furniture similar to the furniture in your son's room. I picked it out myself in about 2nd grade and I still love it (though the pieces are now scattered throughout my younger siblings' rooms). I went through a bunch of different phases where I liked/hated certain color schemes and styles, but the furniture always fit because it was neutral. It worked well when I was going through my bright primary colors phase and had a BRIGHT red quilt, and later it looked great with a more delicate ivory and pink double-wedding ring quilt.

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My daughter's furniture is all white. We got it for free from my sis-in-law after her babies outgrew it...yay for free stuff. It's pretty cute, though. The crib has storage drawers underneath, and the changing table is attached. The dresser is just a basic white one. When she's old enough for a "big girl" bed, I'm not sure what we'll go with, since I plan to keep that furniture for quite a while!



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Aw, now I'm feeling bad/sad. Zora has the same thing we have ourselves: a *set* of mismatched, hand-me-down, whatever-we-could-round-up furniture. I seriously don't know when, if ever, we're going to be able to buy decent stuff that actually looks good and goes together. For any of us. Sniff.
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My daughter's furniture is all white. We got it for free from my sis-in-law after her babies outgrew it...yay for free stuff. It's pretty cute, though. The crib has storage drawers underneath, and the changing table is attached. The dresser is just a basic white one. When she's old enough for a "big girl" bed, I'm not sure what we'll go with, since I plan to keep that furniture for quite a while!


Originally Posted by nynaeve77

See that horizontal bar where it folds down? That's a launching pad for climbing toddlers. That particular design leads to early crib escape and she will need a toddler bed very early, possibly by a year old. Manufacturers have changed that design on most convertable cribs now, because it was such an escape hazzard.
We got distressed black nursery furniture for Lucas - the crib is one of those 4-in-1 type things where it converts from a crib to a toddler bed, a daybed and then a full size bed. We also have a matching tall dresser and we'll probably purchase a wide dresser with a shelf type thing that sits on top or an armoir to complete his room. I didn't really want anything that looked too babyish, as I hope to use all of this stuff for as long as possible for him.
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I love that bedroom set, Spiderlashes. I think it will be fabulous for every age from toddler to adult and I like that it is a little girly but not too girly.
Originally Posted by geeky
I love it too. My bedroom is that lighter shade of purple, and I've always pictured it with white curtains, except I prefer something to block out the light.
Originally Posted by Brown_Eyed_Girl
Thanks. I hope she likes it, too. So far, she seems to.
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Audrey's crib and dresser are a dark honey color. When she is ready for a real bed, she will get our master bedroom furniture. It was my furniture before I left my parents after college and it really isn't our style now.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I like the idea of changing the hardware on the dressers and making the furniture more feminine with nice bedding.
Aw, now I'm feeling bad/sad. Zora has the same thing we have ourselves: a *set* of mismatched, hand-me-down, whatever-we-could-round-up furniture. I seriously don't know when, if ever, we're going to be able to buy decent stuff that actually looks good and goes together. For any of us. Sniff.
Originally Posted by SweetPickles

Aww, don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat. Anything new that they have, my mom has bought for them. And forget about me- I don't even have a bed frame. Even my couch is a hand me down from my ex husband's parents.
Aw, now I'm feeling bad/sad. Zora has the same thing we have ourselves: a *set* of mismatched, hand-me-down, whatever-we-could-round-up furniture. I seriously don't know when, if ever, we're going to be able to buy decent stuff that actually looks good and goes together. For any of us. Sniff.
Originally Posted by SweetPickles

Aww, don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat. Anything new that they have, my mom has bought for them. And forget about me- I don't even have a bed frame. Even my couch is a hand me down from my ex husband's parents.
Originally Posted by cosmicfly
Same here. I've gotten some very nice hand-me-down livingroom furniture, but the bedroom is still a hodgepodge.

ETA: I love looking at everyone's pics though!
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medussa...how about pottery barn type stuff? You can get a ton of accents from there or that can be a starting point for creating, ya know? I know you like rugs & all that bedding stuff, so that could be something & yeah, the knob covers & all that can work, as well...hth some
My daughter's furniture is all white. We got it for free from my sis-in-law after her babies outgrew it...yay for free stuff. It's pretty cute, though. The crib has storage drawers underneath, and the changing table is attached. The dresser is just a basic white one. When she's old enough for a "big girl" bed, I'm not sure what we'll go with, since I plan to keep that furniture for quite a while!

Originally Posted by nynaeve77

See that horizontal bar where it folds down? That's a launching pad for climbing toddlers. That particular design leads to early crib escape and she will need a toddler bed very early, possibly by a year old. Manufacturers have changed that design on most convertable cribs now, because it was such an escape hazzard.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
It really depends on the kid. We have that bar on our crib and X is 2+ years old and has never tried to climb out. I don't think he knows he can.


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My daughter's furniture is all white. We got it for free from my sis-in-law after her babies outgrew it...yay for free stuff. It's pretty cute, though. The crib has storage drawers underneath, and the changing table is attached. The dresser is just a basic white one. When she's old enough for a "big girl" bed, I'm not sure what we'll go with, since I plan to keep that furniture for quite a while!

Originally Posted by nynaeve77

See that horizontal bar where it folds down? That's a launching pad for climbing toddlers. That particular design leads to early crib escape and she will need a toddler bed very early, possibly by a year old. Manufacturers have changed that design on most convertable cribs now, because it was such an escape hazzard.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
It really depends on the kid. We have that bar on our crib and X is 2+ years old and has never tried to climb out. I don't think he knows he can.
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
I think you're right, DarkAngel. My daughter is 17 months and has never tried it. Neither did my 2 nieces or my nephew. I guess we don't have climbers in our family...LOL!
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See that horizontal bar where it folds down? That's a launching pad for climbing toddlers. That particular design leads to early crib escape and she will need a toddler bed very early, possibly by a year old. Manufacturers have changed that design on most convertable cribs now, because it was such an escape hazzard.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
It really depends on the kid. We have that bar on our crib and X is 2+ years old and has never tried to climb out. I don't think he knows he can.
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
I think you're right, DarkAngel. My daughter is 17 months and has never tried it. Neither did my 2 nieces or my nephew. I guess we don't have climbers in our family...LOL!
Originally Posted by nynaeve77

Definitely, it depends on the kid. Mine were all non-climbers, and stayed in their cribs til they were around age 3...but I wouldn't have wanted to tempt them with the launching device. Once they get out just once, the jig is up.
My nephew escaped from his crib before he was a year old! He climbed out & was almost at teh stairs when my SIL saw him! Thank GOD she happened to be going to check on him b/c he had been napping & she was in teh shower! IT scared me to death when I heard! The lesson: always keep the baby's door shut and a gate at the top of the stairs even if you think they are too little!
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My nephew escaped from his crib before he was a year old! He climbed out & was almost at teh stairs when my SIL saw him! Thank GOD she happened to be going to check on him b/c he had been napping & she was in teh shower! IT scared me to death when I heard! The lesson: always keep the baby's door shut and a gate at the top of the stairs even if you think they are too little!
Originally Posted by shelli
our son was just over a year when i heard a "thud" in the monitor, and then we both sat up in bed and heard him at the top of the stairs! i screamed. my husband jumped up and lunged for him. and i swooped him up doing the baby check: neck not broken, check. no broken limbs, check. no head wounds, check. my husband had to remind me that had he broken his neck falling out of the crib, he never would have made it up the steps! and the bed was on it's lowest setting. days later (he slept with us for a while after that) i asked him to show mommy how he could get out of his crib. i placed him in and he very nimbly hoisted his foot up and began to scale the darn thing!
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I'm not planning on doing a crib for that very reason. I can easily see Lex being a launcher. The idea is a floor cot a-la-waldorf style.
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Now I'm thinking about giving my son's bed to my 3 year-old and getting him a bed with a trundle (for sleepovers or for his little sis to camp out with him). I'm going to stick with the natural wood furniture, that way I don't have to replace any of the furniture I have now.
Now I'm thinking about giving my son's bed to my 3 year-old and getting him a bed with a trundle (for sleepovers or for his little sis to camp out with him). I'm going to stick with the natural wood furniture, that way I don't have to replace any of the furniture I have now.
Originally Posted by medussa
Wait, who is in the blue room with the yellow curtains (first picture)?

You'll eventually have to phase out the cribs and changing tables, etc. so you'll eventally have to replace some of it anyway, right?
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