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Neutral Boho Nursery Reveal | One Room Challenge: Week 6


 

The past 6 weeks have been a journey to creating a special space for our daughter through the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home and House Beautiful. We’ve painted, cut, built, installed, sweated, and smiled as the nursery has come together just in time for our girl to arrive. You can check out the progress over the past 5 weeks below.

Week 1 | Nursery Mood Board ~ Week 2 | IKEA Algot Closet Makeover ~ Week 3 | Modern Shiplap Wall ~ Week 4 | DIY Book Ledges ~ Week 5 | Repurposed Dresser and Chalk Paint Recipe

Here’s a glimpse of what the room looked like before (I had already cleared most of it out and moved our rug and glider in). It served as a guest/storage/catch-all room. It was nice to finally clean it out, organize, and get rid of a bit of the clutter.




IKEA Algot Closet Makeover

The first project we tackled was the closet. It had holes in the walls and the shelves were warped, so it was something we couldn’t ignore. We went with the affordable IKEA Algot closet system. It has added so much more usable storage space for all the sweet baby girl dresses and tiny shoes, but it’s also functional for a full-sized human as well.

Modern Shiplap Wall and DIY Book Ledges

The next two projects required us to bring out the power tools. The faux shiplap wall and custom book ledges made the room a completely different space than what it was before. The projects combined cost less than $150, which is pocket change when you compare it to either $2,000 bill for hiring a contractor to do the work or purchasing four 3′ long book ledges at a store. We also added crown molding before installing the planks. It’s amazing how crown molding finishes a space. We eventually want to add it in the other two bedrooms as well.

Since this room gets so much sun, blackout curtains were a must. I order these on a whim from Wayfair, and the color ended up being perfect!

 

Repurposed Dresser and Yarn Wall Hanging

Lastly, came the stuff that I enjoy the most: the pretty things. I found the perfect dresser on a local sell and swap site that I repurposed as a changing table. It’s a piece that we will use for so many years to come. I absolutely love how it turned out. I also made a 3’x3′ yarn wall hanging. The yarn pulls all of the colors of the room together and provides texture to the large wall that is anchored by the crib.

The nursery is now my favorite room in the house for a several reasons. One being that I love the color pallet of navy, gold, blush pink, and natural wood. Those colors are easily found throughout the rest our home. The second reason being the natural light and good vibes this room emits. The sun shines so brightly in there during the late afternoon, and the child-like elements of the books, stuffed animals, and quirky elements make the room purely an inviting and a cozy space to grow and learn. Lastly, this room is my new favorite because it’s a sign that our family has been blessed with a child. I’ve dreamed of being a mother for so long. The reality of finally getting to create a space for our child that I pray is only the best of me and my husband fills me with complete joy. The love I have for her doesn’t compare to anything that I’ve ever known or done. Now all that’s left is to fill the crib with the incredibly blessing that God has graciously created for us.





SOURCES

Wall Color / Plank Color – Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore / Ultra Behr White by Behr
Crib – Target
Glider – West Elm Graham Glider
Rug – Urban Outfitters
Flushmount Light – Lamps Plus
Blackout Curtains – Wayfair: Baby Pink
Side Table – Ross
Pouf (Similar)- World Market
Crib Sheet – Target
Changing Pad Cover – Target
Mirror – Kirkland’s (old)
Fiddle Leaf Fig – Home Depot
Canvas Art – Me

Thank you for following along as I’ve shared this special journey. Make sure to check out the rest of the reveals at Calling It Home.

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  • Cassie
    May 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

    this room is the sweetest! i love the blush and gray mix, and all of the special DIY touches. my favorite area is that dresser vignette. beautiful job!!

  • Brandi
    May 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

    • Diana
      May 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Thanks 😉

  • Hayley
    May 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This is BEAUUUUUTIFUL!!! I love how it turned out! Definitely provides some great inspiration for our upcoming nursery ?
    -Hayley
    RiseAndRenovate.com

    • Diana
      May 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Thanks so much, Hayley!

  • Tee @ Beauteeful Living
    May 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

    What a gorgeous nursery you’ve created, Diana! Congrats on a job well executed! Love all the touches of blush and that wall hang is adorable.

  • Kristen
    May 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I just absolutely love this sweet nursery you created! I am anxious to get my little girls nursery as beautiful as this one! Thank you for all the inspiration!

    • Diana
      May 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      That’s really sweet. Thanks so much, Kristen!

  • Morgan
    May 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I really love the colors that you chose! It came together so nicely.
    I also shared my reveal today, check it out here: http://www.charlestoncrafted.com/2017/05/10/orc-reveal-fully-diy-remodeled-walk-master-closet/

    • Diana
      May 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks so much!! I’ll absolutely check yours out! 🙂

  • Emy
    May 10, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Such a sweet room! I love the navy and pink with the neutral background! It turned out so pretty!

    • Diana
      May 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Emy!! 🙂

  • Jillian
    May 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I love it! So quiet and beautiful. Nice job, the dresser is awesome too!

  • kate smith
    May 11, 2017 at 12:03 am

    LOVE this nursery. This is one lucky baby to get to sleep in such a great space. That Rug is absolutely amazing!

    • Diana
      May 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Kate!! I’m happy to finally have a sweet baby girl to fill the space 🙂

  • Jessica
    May 11, 2017 at 9:22 am

    This space is simply beautiful. It looks so serene and peaceful. I love the book ledge and what it adds to the room. Good Job!

    • Diana
      May 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Jessica!!

  • gemma@thesweetestdigs
    May 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Honestly, EVERYTHING is this room is so pretty. I love the eclectic, curated vibe and those pale pink drapes are to die for. Your sweet girl is going to love this room!! xo.

    • Diana
      May 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Gemma!! I’m so please with how it turned out. It’s suites our sweet baby Olive perfectly!

  • Jessica | Petal + Ply
    May 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I love it! Every element looks so perfect together. The dresser is stunning and the large scale art is so pretty!

  • Andi
    May 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    This room is so precious! I love how everything came together, and I love the color palette. It is all just so sweet!

  • Thalita @ The Learner Observer
    May 12, 2017 at 7:32 am

    What a perfectly sweet and beautiful space you’ve created!!! I was swooning over that glass canister with all the headbands and bows. Oh my gosh!

    • Diana
      May 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you!! I hope she loves bows as much as her mommy. 🙂

  • Lora
    May 12, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Such a sweet space — the rug and shelves are my favorite parts 🙂

  • Jenny
    May 12, 2017 at 11:11 am

    That wall hanging above the crib is perfection!! Plus, I love your book ledges, too 😉 What an amazing nursery space for your little girly!

    • Diana
      May 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much!! We love it, and so does sweet baby Olive. 🙂

  • ariel
    May 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I’m sure you’ll love spending time in there ❤️

  • Bre
    May 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Love those bookshelves and that gorgeous wall hanging above the crib! This room has come a long way!

    • Diana
      May 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks so much, Bre! I’m so pleased with how it turned out. It fits our sweet baby Olive perfectly. 🙂

  • Colette @ restyle it wright
    May 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The nursery turned out soooo sweet! I love it all!! Congrats 🙂

  • Casey
    May 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    A really beautiful space – that dresser is gorgeous!

  • Lindsay
    May 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    The room turned out beautifully – such a calm and soothing place for your little one!

  • Kelly
    May 15, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Just gorgeous! The whole room is beautiful You nailed it! I love the re-purposed dresser.

    • Diana
      May 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Kelly!! 🙂

  • Iris Nacole
    May 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Such an adorable space! I just know that you and your little one will enjoy it! 🙂

  • Leslea @ A Heart Filled Home
    May 17, 2017 at 12:37 am

    I love this nursery so much! The wall hanging, book shelves, and shiplap wall are my favorite parts – you did a fantastic job!

  • All Things Big and Small
    May 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I am in love with how this turned out! We always wait to have a surprise with the gender of our babies, so this neutral nursery is totally up my alley! By the way, I was just searching for Ikea Algot closet and your pin came up in Google images as one of the first images! Thought you’d like to know 😉

    • Diana
      May 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks so much! It would’ve been tough for me to wait to find out the gender, so I’m definitely impressed. Thanks for letting me know about the Google image! Thanks exciting 🙂

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