With about $30 spent on MDF, a few hours, white paint and clear contact paper, I turned the unused drop side crib into a desk. My children have never slept a night alone, at least not involuntarily.
Applying the Duck Brand clear contact paper to the surface of the desk turns it into a writing surface. Almost everything instantly washes off. So, go ahead, use those crayola markers and draw all over your desk! When it does get old, simply remove and apply a new covering.