Modern Bassinet | I Can Do It Myself

We got an email that our home study will happen in 7 days and we have NOTHING! It would be a whole lot easier to just go and buy something in that time, but everything that we liked was $700 +. Since this year is The Year of the 'Penny Pinch' [ scrimping and saving for adoption costs, ] that means we had to get creative. I am a firm believer that with a bit of creativity and ingenuity, any space can be done well, and on a budget.

With that being said, I was looking for a crib or bassinet that would fit a certain footprint and had a hard time finding one that met my size requirement and budget. I wanted something functional and with modern appeal.

If you want to see my design inspiration - CLICK HERE

As you can tell, Land of Nod was a running theme. Their modern design and natural wood aesthetics really drew me in. I enjoyed the simplicity and neutral palettes, however, wasn't sold on the price tags. So I decided to design my own piece and roped my husband into my masterplan.

He is an engineer which makes life fun for me. Over the years he has built from scratch, a full set of kitchen cabinets, desks, and the list goes on and on! When i say to him, "I was thinking..." then he knows that I have been trolling on Pinterest and he must brace himself. :)

S U P P L I E S :

2 Sheets of Furniture grade Plywood - Maple

1 2X4 and 3/4 inch sheet of plywood - Birch



Mattress Foam


Wood Putty

Paint (optional)

T O O L S :


Tape Measure

Square ( It's actually a triangle, but whatever...)