Our search for a crib is finally over!   I just love it when you find something and you just have this feeling that it is the right one.  That’s the feeling I have with our crib.  The hardest part was finding a black crib.  There were plenty I liked, but I wanted black so it would work with the rest of the existing black furniture.  Truth be told our furniture really is more of an expresso finish, and while there are plenty of expresso cribs out there, it was hard to find one to match the finish of the bookcases.

The crib I fell in love with was Baby’s Dream Renaissance.


I loved the curved hips and slight curvature of the footboard.  It reminded me of the dresser from Beauty and the Beast for some reason.  Unfortunately, this crib had too much red in the expresso finish… no matter how hard I squinted my eyes and wanted it to work (I squinted real hard too), it just wasn’t meant to be.

Our search for this crib brought us to Storkland in Vestavia Hills.  Even though I had to tell the crib we weren’t the right match, it did point us in the direction of “the one”.  After discovering Storkland has a clearance center in downtown Birmingham, we were curious to see what they had to offer.  So with a piece of our expresso bookcase in hand, we drove downtown to see if they had a match.  They did… Baby’s Dream Serenity!

And not only was it a match in color the price was great.  Since they are showroom floor models, our price was almost 20% off the original price.  Talk about a blessing because although we loved the Renaissance, it was a little pricey for what we planned on spending.  However, the floor model Serenity was only $299 before tax!

Although this one didn’t have quite the hip stance on it as the Renaissance, it had lovable qualities of it’s own.  Serenity is a sleigh bed and is quite curvy from the side.  I love the detailing and think it will look great converted to a full size bed someday (that is if it survives the abuse of children beforehand).  Also, all Baby’s Dream beds are constructed of solid wood and chemical free.

These close-ups really do a great job of showing the expresso finish color.  We still need to buy a mattress, sheets, and bumper guard, but I’m still working to figure out what the colors will be.  (Hint:  There is a piece of artwork that my sister is painting that will bring all of the colors together.  I can’t wait to show it to you!)

I think Serenity works nicely with the bookcases and really pops against the Silver Strand wall.  While we still have a long way to go before the room is ready at least this half has a crib now.  I am so thankful we found “the one”.

Note: More on the colored boxes/baskets next time.




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