Inspired by antique wrought iron cribs, the Monarch Hill Ivy collection is styled along Victorian lines, with gently arched tubes and beautifully crafted ball castings on the spindles. Non-toxic, painted steel tubes are smooth and strong. They will resist scuffs and scratches while providing stability at every mattress height.This crib is exactly how it is pictured. I couldn't be happier with it. I did a lot of research and really appreciated other people's reviews. I love the classic frame of it, looks like an actual crib! not a big or bulky furniture style that seems to have been the trend. It is such a classic looking piece, and it is extremely sturdy. Absolutely in love with this crib!To get the stickers off I just held a hot blow-dryer to it for a couple of minutes and it peeled off in a few pieces fairly easily. I would definitely recommend this crib to others! I can't wait for my baby to come so I can actually use the crib! Extremely easy to put together and also very sturdy once built. I strongly recommend this crib. It's sturdy and gorgeous. It's easy to assemble and very practical. It's also light and well built.