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!
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.
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.
And the rail cover was a must have after Michael gnawed the life out of the finish.
We put in a toy box bench and painted an old mirror from my high school days.
The shelves are simply pieces of 1×6 with wooden shelf brackets. Super de duper easy.
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.
And, of course, there is the comforter that never gets used but looks great.
And the giraffe rug that I couldn’t afford back when Michael occupied my uterus.
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
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!