Hey y’all! I am so excited to finally share our gender neutral nursery that I have been working so hard on! One thing I knew for sure when we found out we were expecting was that I didn’t want to save everything for last minute. Who knows how I will be feeling during my third trimester, which is quickly approaching! I am so glad I have the nursery finished, now I just need to stock it with all the practical baby stuff! I plan to do a blog post explaining the reasons why we decided not to find out the gender of our baby, so stay tuned if you’re interested in that! I am so happy with the way our nursery turned out, and can’t believe how many things I ended up saving money on during the process. I will try my best to mention where I purchased everything!! Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions! Now, let me show you around!!
I started my nursery planning process by spending lots of time on Pinterest. Not a big surprise there, huh? I’m not sure what people used to do without it! I pinned and pinned all sorts of different nursery ideas. I knew that I wanted to go a little more on the modern side, and obviously make it gender neutral but other than that I had no idea! After pinning lots and even ordering a few things that I decided to return, like a huge turquoise rug! I finally decided on what I wanted the room to look like. I made an inspiration board on Powerpoint, which was so much fun! Im sure there are more sophisticated ways to do this, but I am not great at Photoshop. Powerpoint makes it really easy to remove the background from images so you can see what things will look like all together! I even copy and pasted the paint color from Sherwinwilliams.com and made it the background color to see if it would blend well with everything. This is what my final inspiration board looked like:
It was a slow process from there, ordering things as I found them, doing a few DIY’s and waiting over a month for my rocker to come in! But it finally all came together, and three months early at that! That is, if the baby stays in until it’s due date! Heres how it turned out!
I have the mention the wall color! I knew exactly the color I wanted in my head, but you know how that goes! There are so many samples when you get in the store that sometimes your brain gets foggy! My husband and I made a trip to Sherwin Williams and I had kind of explained to him the color I was picturing. After about 5 minutes he pulled a swatch out, Incredible White, and I said “that’s it!!” We bought a sample and as soon as he painted a section on the wall I knew it was the right one! That’s probably the first time in my life I only purchased one sample of paint.. Woo! I told my husband that when we move into our next home I want all the walls and ceilings in this color. It is so calming and as you can see it blends perfectly with warm AND cool tones!!
The light fixture that I originally wanted, that is shown in my inspiration board, was $200 from Pottery Barn Kids. I kept talking myself out of spending that much even though I loved it so! I knew that I would probably eventually end up buying it because I was not finding anything else that was even close to what I wanted. Then, a couple of weeks ago, after my not-so-fun glucose test, my husband took me to Ikea. We came across this light fixture and I knew it would look great! It was so much cheaper ($50) and would go so well with the gold accents in the room. What do y’all think!?
Let’s talk about this DIY changing table! I had been keeping my eyes out for a used dresser that I could repaint because I knew I wanted the dresser to be painted in the color Chelsea Gray by BM. I went in my local goodwill not thinking I would find anything and there it was! All beat up and SO outdated, but only $34!!! I feel like it was meant to be a changing table the way the top has the little edge around it! I knew this dresser would be perfect! We ordered knobs, painted it using my BB Frosch Chalk Paint Powder (blog post here) and my husband put the drawers on new sliders. It is good as new!
The curtains I actually made out of fabric that I had ordered a few months ago from fabric.com! I had so much of it and it ended up matching perfectly and added another texture to the room! I wanted them long and gathered on the floor and luckily I had plenty to do that!!
*And I have to mention, the sweet wooden rocking horse was handmade by my papaw when I was little. I love that my mom saved it for me and my sister to use with our little ones.
I found this sweet fawn watercolor print from Chocovenyl on Etsy! (You can find her shop here) She was the sweetest to work with and was so helpful when it came to sizing! She has beautiful artwork and it comes all the way from the UK!! I am so in love!
The rocking chair we found at Hayneedle! I love this website so much! I knew I wanted a comfy rocking chair, not glider, for the nursery and did not realize how much these cost!! After searching around we found this one to be the most affordable and definitely one of the cutest! It is super comfy and extremely well made! (You can find the rocking chair here!)
This gold shelf was something I already had. It is the Vittsjo Shelf from Ikea! I had originally purchased it in black but painted it gold for my sewing room! It ended up being perfect for the nursery! Most of the decor on these shelves I already had, aside from a few things. The “A” & “Z” bookends were a Marshall’s find and I couldn’t pass them up! They are white marble and gold, how perfect! The Lion Jellycat was a christmas gift from my husband a few years ago, and the sweet little bunny was a baby gift from my mom. I’m hoping it turns into the baby’s favorite lovey. The baskets on the bottom are from Michael’s!
Last but not least, the cute little fox print I purchased from an Etsy shop called Happily Ever After Etsy! I thought it was so cute and went along with all the other watercolor art in the room. It downloads instantly so I quick printed it out and framed it! I think it looks so cute!
Onto the crib! The crib ended up being something we saved money on. Although I wanted every crib from Land of Nod and Restoration Baby & Child. We just did not have room in our budget. We found this crib by Graco on Amazon for $140 and I loved its simplicity! I love that this crib will work for every child along the way!
I struggled when deciding what to hang above the crib. I didn’t want to spend too much because I may want to change this once the baby is here and we know it’s name/gender. My mom had these two ikea frames at the beach house from years ago that we never used. I decided to use my love for watercoloring and make my own abstract art! It actually was so much fun and I think they turned out great! So that ended up being FREE! yay!
Now it’s just a waiting game. Two baby showers’ coming up plus a little more shopping and I’ll be ready to meet our little one. We are so excited and can’t believe that there will be a little angel in this nursery so soon. Do you think we will have precious little girl or boy? I will be thrilled to have either!!