I have never been thrilled with the way our crib was supposed to turn into a toddler bed. It was too big and too high off of the ground. So, the other day I rebuilt it. Even though it has the same footprint as our old crib, it now looks like an inviting kid-sized couch and is so much lower than the crib that it gives the feeling of a lot more space in the room.
It cost $15 (for the wood) and was very simple.
He loves it. Now, shhh... it's naptime!