GENDER NEUTRAL NURSERY

DIY gutter bookshelf in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

Our gender neutral nursery is FIN-NISHED! Done. Done. Done! We started it four years and two kids ago and it is finally purrrfect. Better late than never, right?

Here’s the skinny on how we put the nursery together and a whole crap ton of pictures.

Ready. Set. Go!

Hanging out in a 4moms rockaRoo in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

We made a gutter bookshelf because I am a paranoid freak who refuses to put a dresser in my child’s room.

Yanno… dressers falling on babies and everything. I’ve got enough to worry about without dealing with that kind of nonsense.

Design tip: I lost one of the ties for the curtains so I tied green ribbon around each panel. It’s just a bandage, but it works for now.

Melissa and Doug zebra in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

DIY paper mache letter above the crib in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

We painted a giant paper mache ‘S’ and used teacher’s putty to hang it on the wall above the crib.

Design tip: The accents were painted a green that was two shades darker than the walls.

Teething cover for the crib with a Lion King crib sheet

Giraffe changing pad cover in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

It wasn’t easy finding the perfect crib bedding, but I found a giraffe changing pad cover and a Lion King crib set that fit my vision just as I had hoped.

And the rail cover was a must have after Michael gnawed the life out of the finish.

DIY toy bench box in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

We put in a toy box bench and painted an old mirror from my high school days.

DIY shelves in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

The shelves are simply pieces of 1×6 with wooden shelf brackets. Super de duper easy.

Giraffe light switch cover in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

The shelves might have been easy and affordable but I HAD-TO-HAVE a giraffe light switch cover and giraffe head knobs. They were a must. Read: cost was a none issue. All I cared about was being able to hold a giraffe’s head each time I opened the closet door.

Priorities.

Lion King comforter in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

And, of course, there is the comforter that never gets used but looks great.

Playing on a giraffe rug in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

And the giraffe rug that I couldn’t afford back when Michael occupied my uterus.

Jungle mural in a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme

But the best part?

The best addition to our nursery was the kickass jungle mural Michael’s mom painted for us.

Seriously, though. That mural. /swoon

Brothers hanging out a their DIY toy bench box

The kids dig it. I’m smitten. Overall, it was well worth the wait.

DO A GIRL A FAVOR AND PIN THIS GENDER NEUTRAL NURSERY!

Design ideas for a gender neutral nursery with a jungle theme. Including DIY shelves, toy box bench, a gutter bookshelf, and a jungle mural.

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