We’re off to the fifth week of the One Room Challenge and our gender neutral Scandinavian nursery is just about to be finished! Remember to follow the other bloggers right here or check out ORC on Instagram with #oneroomchallenge
The week just zoomed by, but our gender neutral Scandinavian nursery is almost finished!! One big frustration was a DIY wall pocket organizer I wanted to make for the changing area… Let’s just say, it didn’t exactly go to plan and three hours later the piece was tossed into the trash… LOL
A Gallery Wall
I had planned a gallery wall in the changing nook, but not in a million years did I expect to just absolutely fall in love with this part of the nursery as much as I did! It came out absolutely perfect! I found the inexpensive skinny frames at Michael’s and since they only come in a cheap looking high gloss finish, I quickly spray painted them a matte black. What a difference it made! They look so sophisticated and may I say, quite expensive! If you want to learn how to plan and hang a gallery wall, click here!
I gathered a series of watercolor paintings I painted throughout the last some years and framed them without the glass, creating custom picture mats like I did for the bedroom gallery wall.
This corner looks so modern and sophisticated – so in love with it!!
Changing Station Storage + Organization
Over the last couple of weeks I had thought long and hard about how we were going to organize baby clothes and essentials in a way that makes things easy and straight forward. After all, I want the baby daddy to have fun when he changes baby’s poopy diapers 😉
In the end I decided to keep it suuuuper simple with just a bunch of different sized baskets which will hold all of the necessities. At IKEA I found the white open storage containers in the kitchen section. They’re perfect for extra diapers, little socks, drool bibs and extra changing pad and mattress covers.
The larger grey baskets below will hold baby’s clothes. My plan is to use one basket each for onesies, one piece suits as well as sweaters + pants. That way – sneaky sneaky – I don’t EVER have to fold baby clothes or get mad at the hubby for making a mess, everything is easily tossed and retrieved from the assigned basket! HA!
We also hung a shelf above the crib! I love a simple shelf where you can update decor – especially seasonal stuff. I can already see a little tiny Christmas tree for baby’s first Christmas in 2018!
For now, I made this fun ABC letter art, using the same technique as I did for the bedroom gallery wall. I simply cut out all the letters with my trusty old Silhouette machine and hot glued the letters one by one onto a piece of watercolor paper. It creates a fun 3D effect!
Sooo, and that’s it for week 5 of the One Room Challenge! Thanks for following our gender neutral Scandinavian nursery’s journey! I can’t wait to share the grand reveal next week!!