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Nursery for Adelaide


A gender-neutral nursery for our little girl, due December 12. 2010!

Design Inspiration

I wanted a gender-neutral nursery, with just a touch of girly.  I'm not a fan of pink for girls and blue for boys, so going gray was perfect for us.  I like clean and classic furniture that will last through any room change, so the white pieces from IKEA were perfect (not to mention cheap!).

Decorating Style

Simple, clean, and functional.

Project Details

Gulliver Crib, IKEA

Koppang Dresser, IKEA

Paint color: Misty Moonstone from Glidden, tinted 25% lighter.

I handmade the mobile using dowel rods and tying ribbons to them, then attaching jingle bells.  A very inexpensive project that will be fun for Adelaide to look at and listen to when getting a diaper change!

To make the gutter bookshelves, read my instructions here on my blog, Our Little Lentil.

Favorite Items

I love the picture collage above the bookcase. It took a while to lay it out perfectly, but with patience, it turned out just right!

I also love the bookcase, because my husband and I built it from scratch.  Working together to create something for our little girl that will last throught the years is pretty special.


Do your research to find the best deals.  Use what you have, and DIY whatever you can!


Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Looks great!


Wednesday 5th of January 2011

@StarCoveter: I thought so. There really are cheap but really good finds at Ikea. I must go rug-shopping one of these days!


Friday 31st of December 2010

Wow, congratulations! I'm sure she loved her nursery!  How was it like spending Christmas with her???


Sunday 26th of December 2010

Just to update: Adelaide was born December 22, 2010!  She is perfect and beautiful; we are so in love!

[amelino] The dandelon decals were found at Target, but they were on clearance so I don't know if they're still available.


Friday 24th of December 2010

Where are the dandelion wall decals from?