This time I'm going to give you guys some pictures to look at. We have been looking at baby furniture for the last few weekends... I know, I know, it's a little early but we're planners (strike that, Christie is enough planner for us both) and figured we could spread our spending out over the next several months rather than buying a whole bunch of stuff at once right before the baby arrives.
So we shopped and shopped, I gave opinions when asked, and sometimes when not asked... but there were three things we both agreed that the furniture must have:
- Dark wood... it matches the existing furniture in our house, plus we both like the look!
- The crib has to be a "combo"/"convertible" bed. Basically (and I didn't know this until Christie became "with child") they make Transformer beds!!! Not the kind that I wanted when I was younger (the one with Decepticons and Autobots splattered all over the sheets and pillows) but ones that ACTUALLY TRANSFORM... Much better! So you push a button and it turns from a crib, to a toddler bed, then to a full bed... (and by push a button I mean get out my tools and dissassemble and reassemble the thing manually)... Again, this reminds me of the Transformer toys that I had as a child... The commercials showed them "automagically" transforming as if my thoughts could make it happen... but alas, when I played with them I had to manually make them turn from Peterbilt to Renegade Robot... oh well, long story longer, these new cribs are AWESOME!
- The furniture needed to be comtemporary/transitional in style. Nothing too Uber-Modern, but nothing with too many swirls and flourishes either. Clean lines, and subtle details...
Pretty cool, huh?
Until tomorrow for the weekly update.