Gender Neutral Nursery Reveal!!
I have been looking forward to actually sharing this post for quite some time!! I had my husband haul the armchair up the stairs and drill in this chandelier this afternoon and its FINALLY done!! For those of you who don't know I am expecting our 4th baby who's gender is a complete surprise! I have been planning this nursery pretty much from the second I saw those two lines indicating we were pregnant! I really wanted something that was gender neutral but didn't scream HEY look at all this yellow and green we have no idea what this baby is! I hope its just enough feminine and masculine to fit whomever may be joining us late this summer!
The starting point for this nursery was the walls. I knew from day one I wanted to do some Joanna Gaines inspired ship lap walls, and paint everything white! this was such an easy project but did require 2 people! Thankfully my husband is a total trooper and we got this part done in about 3 days (with lots of breaks and time with our 3 kids in between). There are plenty of tutorials on how to achieve this look so I wont go into detail extreme detail,we painted the whole room white and then used a nail gun to adhere the 6.5 inch x 8ft strips to the wall staggering them so that the seams didn't mach up on the following rows. I then filled in the holes with wood putty, and painted the planks the same white color on the walls which is swiss coffee by Sherwin Williams. The wood was 4x8 foot sheets of $13 wood with a smooth surface we cut into planks our self from Home Depot. Once that part was complete the rest was a lot of fun! I made all of the quilt block inspired signs, and used other odds and ends from our home including all the pillows, and the fur rug I already had. All the pillows I sewed myself, and the rug is from Home Goods. The cable knit rug on the floor I got 75% during thier mothers day sale and I love it! Its super soft and adds an extra gentleness to the space. The crib skirt was my one splurge item and is from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. The arm chair I literally snagged off the side of the road for free, and used a $20 paint drop cloth to cover it myself. That was probably the hardest project in the whole room hands down! The desk was also another free side of the road treasure I re-painted with grain sack Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint a few summers ago and was actually already in the room. The curtains were also already in here, the rod is from target and the drapes are from Ross. The arrow is from Rustic Nest on Etsy! and was such a fun addition to the space! The quilt was a custom piece from my dearest Rachel and there are lots of others from her in our shop!
That pretty much sums up the space! I am so pleased with how it turned out and and am totally planning on doing lots more planking of walls through out the house!! The last manner of business is just to bring our baby home in a few weeks!
Rustic Wood Arrow: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RusticNest4
Quilt Block Framed Signs: https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlebitseverything?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Fur rug (on arm chair) : Home Goods
Cable Knit Rug on Floor: http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-handmade-wool-cable/white/200CB01-508O.html
Ship lap wall treatment: DIY
Curtain Rod: Target
Crib: Hand Me Down from my Mother
Wall color: Swiss Coffee by Sherwin Williams