I first introduced you to the Whetstine’s back in August when I set out to create a gender neutral nursery design for them. Now, several months later and just a couple short weeks from due date, I am very excited to reveal the Whetstine’s nursery. Before I get to the details I have to mention what a fun project this was. Not only are the Whetstine’s great friends and soon to be great parents, but they were so willing to try fun ideas and certainly went the extra mile and put tons of work and detail into the room. It makes me giddy just thinking about how cute it is and how much Baby W will love living there. Here is a reminder on the design board they landed on as inspiration for the room.
Here is the nursery now.
It’s a mix of old and new, with a couple high end touches and lots of bargain finds.
Tyler had the idea to install wainscoting along all the walls and Sarah had the idea for painted stripes on two walls as an accent. The wall color is Quietude from Home Depot and the stripe is Silver Screen also from Home Depot. It brought some much needed texture to the small room. Artwork is from Zulilly and matted frames from Target for $10 a piece.
We took advantage of the only source of natural sunlight by framing the windows with tall curtains from Pottery Barn Teen and making a cozy nook for the glider to fit into. The side table had been sitting in my basement, originally a $15 vintage market find.
A large ceiling fan was removed to open up the space. Tyler and Scott wired a bulb from Ikea with a shade turning it into a pendant lamp and saving $100 by not purchasing the shade as a pre-assembled pendant lamp. The artwork on the wall was a custom piece I designed for them after I got the idea for a similar print I made my sister & brother-in-law for their wedding. The text is a lyric that is special to the Whetstines.
The grey crib was a deal from Walmart and we hand made the bed skirt with stitch witch. The Whetstines old dresser got new life with a coat of tiffany blue and a refinishing by Redeux, a local artist.
ReDeux also made a custom ottoman to match the dresser. They inset the fabric we picked for the bedskirt to tie it all together. It pops off the lattice rug, also from Pottery Barn Teen.
- Area rug – PB Teen
- Curtains – PB Teen
- Crib- Walmart
- Lamp Shade (which Tyler turned into a pendant lamp) – Shades of Light
- Dresser- Whetstines had and refinished by local merchant ReDeux
- Lamp- Target
- Curtain rods- Target
- Wall hooks- Anthropologie
- Glider- USA Baby
- Red Rocking Moose- Ikea
- Bedskirt and Ottoman fabric- Hawthorne Threads
- Wall letters- Anthropologie
- Wall art- Zulilly and custom piece