The crib we purchased (the Parklane Baby Mod) from Walmart has an odd space between where the mattress ends and the storage area begins. Especially since we have the mattress up high for when the baby is young. A traditional crib skirt was out because it would interfere with the storage drawers below. So I set out to find a DIY solution and came across this post over at Young House Love. They just so happen to have the same exact crib, and therefore issue, that we have! And because they are loads craftier then me, came up with an awesome, and super easy, solution. Since I am as lazy as they come, I took Sherry’s idea and made it even simpler. Instead of using traditional fabric as she did I found some grey felt in my stash that would do the trick. Since felt doesn’t fray I was able to get away with just using plain, un-hemmed squares of fabric for each side of the crib. I also didn’t bond all three pieces together – I did separate squares for each side. I did use Sherry’s idea of sticky velcro to attach all the pieces on (works perfectly!) and since each side of the felt hangs below, or is hidden by the sides of the crib, I didn’t have to do any sewing OR bonding of the material. Score!
This is crib right after we assembled it. You can see the funky space between where the mattress rests and the storage area below.
Here is the after. You can see the felt hangs nicely since it's a bit stiffer than regular fabric.
Here's a full shot of the completed project. I only did 3 sides - leaving out the back.
We knew as soon as we got pregnant we wanted our baby’s room to be modern – like the rest of our pad. I despise all the primary colored nursery sets out there I keep seeing – it looks like a unicorn vomited everywhere. So thus began the search for a modern crib – the focal point, and probably most important part of the nursery.
The Baby Mod Parklane all put together in our nursery
Now, let me just say this, my husband HATES Walmart. With a passion. He refuses to go into one. He gets angry every time we drive by one. Hates. Not using a strong enough word here. WELL… while browsing through one of my favorite (pre-pregnancy) sites, Apartment Therapy, I found out about Ohdeedoh, AP’s children’s design site. I love this site. I love looking through all the different nurserys that people design on a budget (or not) and the great spaces they come up with. So in browsing through the site I found a lot of people who described their nursery as “modern” had purchased the crib (and dresser usually) through Walmart. Now of course my first thought was, “What? WALMART has modern baby furniture?!”, but alas, they do!
So I was thrilled to see a post this morning on Ohdeedoh titled, “Budget Basics: Modern Cribs”. And there was the Baby Mod Parkland crib that I gotten from Walmart. Check out the post here.
Want one of your own? Click here to check out the crib on Walmart’s website, and here to check out the dresser (we got both – super easy to put together and good quality too!)