I didn't want Josh to throw it out because I was worried that maybe the little one might not love the whole big-girl-bed idea right away and would want her crib back.
I was wrong. She's loving it and has not looked back.
But instead of chucking the whole thing, we took the short sides of the crib and made headboards for the boys. And when I say made headboards, I mean we placed them behind their beds and said, look guys, you have headboards now!*
Don't you just love a super-simple DIY project that needs no tools, no paint and no mess?
*I'm not even sure that blanket and those pillows belong to either of the boys. But you gotta make a (hasty) bed before you take a picture, right?