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Iron Cribs: High Vs. Low

Crushing on the iron crib trend?

If you want a true heirloom look in your nursery, you should opt for an iron crib. Not only are they classically beautiful, but they are very durable. Clients love them because they take up a small footprint. With the very open sides, you really get to show off your crib bedding. Doesn’t the Matteo set above look so innocent and beautiful? Take note that I don’t suggest using a true heirloom as odds are that they are not up to 2012 safety standards. But there are several vendors who can give you the same look by putting your concerns at ease.

HIGH - The Painted Iron Crib by Corsican $1320

Now $1320 might seem like a lot for an iron crib. Yes it is if you are just getting white. But if you want a truly unique crib to match your decor, Corsican has over 30 color and finish options available on their pieces such as gloss, matte, glazed and distressed.

LOW - The Joy Crib by Bratt Decor $530

This crib has an almost identical look to the Corsican above for half the price. The only catch is that it only comes in one color choice, white. The pro is that there is no lead time since it is in stock and not custom made to order.

Which do you like best?

About the author
Andrika lives in Manhattan Beach, CA. Mom of two, Andrika is a California girl at heart with a clean design style showcased in her blog, Nursery Notations, and exemplified in her biz, Andrika King Design.
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  1. Mia says:

    Iron cribs are such a classic. But these ones here are so so pricey! :-(

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I absolutely love the classic look of both of these iron cribs. The only downside is the price — too spendy for this thrifty gal, unfortunately. I’ve found the Jenny Lind style crib to have a similar look and that is likely what we’ll use in our little girl’s nursery. I have been looking for some simple, affordable white crib bedding much like that pictured first above but haven’t had too much luck — any ideas on where I can find any?

  3. Leila says:

    I still prefer wooden cribs. Maybe because all the iron cribs I have seen in person all have rusty spots.

  4. Sherri Blum says:

    I absolutely LOVE iron cribs! They’re so classic. My favorite is always one of the beautiful iron cribs from Bratt Decor. I use them in many of my nursery designs and offer them in my boutique. They’re available in many colors and styles to suit any style or budget. Another great feature…they’re eco-friendly and recyclable.

  5. AshleyC says:

    I’m in love with iron cribs too. I purchased the “Venetian” in pewter from Bratt Decor last year for my son, Tully. I can’t wait to use it over and over and pass it down in our family. True heirloom quality and worth every penny! See Tully’s room on Project Nurseryhere.

  6. 3kiddosmom says:

    I have the Corsican crib and it looks just as good as the day I received it. I had the crib picked out several years before I was even pregnant and was lucky to receive it as a gift. You would never know that 3 kids have used it. I plan on keeping it forever. It is built to last!

  7. Mommy G says:

    My daughter has a white iron crib as well — a true heirloom one as it was still the crib of my mother-in-law while she was still a baby. :)

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