With baby’s due date less than 8 weeks away, nesting is definitely in full force here at the farmhouse! I tried to create a neutral nursery since we aren’t finding out the baby’s gender until birth. The nursery is definitely the look I’d be going for whether we were having a boy or a girl. I just love how it turned out, and hopefully baby does too! So without further ado, here’s our neutral nursery tour!
Update: It’s a girl! Our daughter Evelyn Iris was born February 23, 2020.
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Welcome! The nursery is one of the original rooms in our 1832 farmhouse. The room is pretty small – a little larger than 8 feet by 10 feet with no closet, so only room for the essentials.
For the paint colors, I chose Whitetail by Sherwin Williams – semigloss on the trim, and satin on the walls. The door and the window are Ethereal Mood in semigloss by Sherwin Williams.
I got this rocking chair from a consignment store years ago. The wool pelt was a gift from my in-laws that they brought back from a trip to Romania. On the rocking chair is a handmade stuffed animal from my sister – “Cornelius Deer” from HunniBunni and Company’s Etsy shop.
The book ledges were an easy DIY project – check out this post to make your own!
How cute is this little wooden car? I have no idea where I got it from, but I think it’s adorable and makes the perfect door stop!
Above the hooks, we installed a Nest Protect Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm. We have one in the main living area of our house as well, and it definitely gives some extra peace of mind. The alarm syncs with your phone and actually sends an alert to you if it goes off. Perfect for if you’re away from the house or just out in the yard and wouldn’t be able to hear it going off.
The dresser is this Simply Nursery Torrey Retro 3-Drawer Dresser in Hazlenut. For some reason I had the hardest time picking out a dresser and crib, but I’m definitely happy with our final choice. I don’t even want to know how many hours I spent scouring the internet! The reason I love this one is the simple, somewhat midcentury design and the fact that it’s solid wood and seems to fit our neutral nursery perfectly. I know it will last for years!
There’s no closet in the nursery, and since our storage space is so limited in the nursery we do have some extra storage elsewhere in the house for clothes and other items that we won’t need for a while.
I decided on this Ubbi steel diaper pail, which has really great reviews. And you don’t have to buy special bags for it!
This changing pad is the Skip Hop Changing Pad which easily wipes clean and doesn’t absorb any messes or smells. I don’t know who invented diaper changing pads with cloth (absorbent!) covers, but to me it seems like you’re just making more work for yourself.
The plant hanger is from Amazon, and right now there’s an ivy plant in it.
The shelf above the dresser is just a 1×8 pine board that I painted the same color as the wall. The brackets are from Home Depot, but here are some similar brackets you can get on Amazon.
On the shelf, we have the HatchBaby Rest sound machine/night light which you can control from your phone. The rainbow stackers were both gifts, and I can’t remember the exact shops, but here are some links for similar ones on Amazon (large rainbow stacker, and natural wood rainbow stacker). The adorable handmade felted wool black bear is from my cousin.
This print on the shelf is one that I’ve had my eye on for years and always hoped to have in our future nursery. It’s the 11×14 “ABCs of Life” print from Little Truths Studio’s Etsy shop, and was a gift from my mom. The frame is from Target.
The crib is the one that matches the dresser, and it’s the Simply Nursery Torrey Retro 3-in-1 Convertible Crib in Hazlenut.
I had a difficult time picking out a crib mattress since so many mattresses are made with harsh chemicals/materials. Some of them even have off-gassing that you can smell, which can continue for months and months. Babies’ skin is much more absorbent than adults’, so I definitely wanted one that was nontoxic and safer.
We ended up going with the Newton Wovenaire crib mattress. It’s made in the USA from food-grade polymer that is formed into a kind of mesh web so that it’s breathable even if baby rolls over at night. They say it’s “90% air, 10% food-grade polymer.” It’s also completely washable.
The increased airflow also helps with temperature regulation to prevent overheating. According to Mayo Clinic “Being too warm while sleeping can increase a baby’s risk of SIDS.”
Although Newton recommends no crib sheet with their mattress to keep it super-breathable, I have one on there just for the picture because it looks cute! It’s Burt’s Bees Baby organic cotton fitted crib sheet in Heather Grey Stripe.
I’m still on the hunt for the perfect piece of artwork to go above the crib. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed our gender neutral nursery tour!