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Colorful Circus Gender Neutral Nursery


  • We worked on a budget and DIY most of the elements, the room that we started with did not have lights besides a very small one right next to the entry door, so my husband and father-in-law worked on adding can lights, book shelves and closet. I was in charge of the smaller projects being my first ones the elephant lamp¬†along with the "K" light. The most meaningful project has to be the bathroom door, I painted a section of North America and South America and added hearts to where Santiago, Chile ¬†and California, USA are so we can show our little baby Peanut where Mom and Dad are from =]
  • The very last project I worked on for the room was the cardboard name sign on top of the crib, since we¬†didn't¬†know the sex of our Baby, I waited until after delivery, I had already set a side a big box that I was planning on using, but that same week I had planned to start with the sign my Cousin send us the tall giraffe, so I used that box instead, which allowed me¬†to make the sign a lot bigger than my initial plan.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for this nursery came from my personal love for carnivals, circus and animals =] from the beginning we knew we wanted to keep the sex of our little peanut a surprise, we wanted a theme that was gender neutral, modern and very colorful, so the Circus fit perfectly! For more information and pictures of the room visit this post.

Project Details


  • ¬†- Chair and footstool - Ikea Poang (found on Craiglist - $20) - Recovered
  • ¬†- Dresser - Ikea Aspelund - $179 with fabric on drawers
  • ¬†- Toy bench - Ikea: Expedit, Capita legs and Drona bins - $84 using Ikea family discount
  • ¬†- Watercolor animal prints - trafalgarssquare on etsy - $38
  • ¬†- Crib - Craiglist find - $60
  • ¬†- Rug - The home depot - $80
  • ¬†- Wall paint - Behr Ultra - Quietude (770E-1) and Pewter Mug (770E-3)
  • ¬†- Closet paint - Behr Ultra - Fireglow (200B-7)
  • ¬†- Inside closet - Closetmaid system - The home depot - $89
  • ¬†- Bookshelves - DIY by father-in-law
  • ¬†- Giraffe stuffed animal - Family present
  • ¬†- Dumbo stuffed animal - Ebay - $19
  • ¬†- Rainbow Wishes Print & Hot air ballon "Dream big... little one" - Now¬†available in my Etsy shop
  • ¬†- Gigant Bear stuffed animal -¬†Costco¬†- $29.99
  • ¬†- "K" Marquee light, name above the crib, bathroom door map,¬†crib bedding, changer cover, boxes in changing table, curtains and all fabric projects were handmade by yours truly =] along with all the ones listed below:


Favorite Items

it's very hard to pick because I loved all of our DIY projects but I think I would pick the Elephant lamp, the K marquee and my son's name above the crib.


You can't go wrong when you are inspired by the things you love, focus on the details that would make you want to spend all the time you can in that room and don't be afraid of color ;)

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Tuesday 4th of March 2014

Beautiful nursery! How did you get the Drona bins that color? And are the numbers just a decal? Thank you so much!


Tuesday 18th of March 2014

I would love to know about the bins too. I am looking for bins just that size and color and having a hard time finding them anywhere! Everything looks beautiful and playful!


Friday 2nd of August 2013

This is quite an amazing nursery! I think my favourite thing in it is that elephant lamp you made. I am definitely going to try to do something similar to make a sucky lamp for our little baby. You did an amazing job with everything.


Monday 11th of March 2013

This is a wonderful and happy space for a child to grow up and play. Love it.