They say one the most amazing moments when becoming a parent is waiting nine long months wondering what your baby will look like, then giving birth, and finding out "It's a....!!!" To me, and all you other "Type A" planners out there, this sounds like the worst idea ever. I mean how do you plan the nursery? How do you start buying baby clothes? Today I am sharing with you a nursery designed by a mama named Sharlene, who did just that. And guess what, there is HOT pink!! Of course it was added after they were blessed with a gorgeous baby girl, named Lola.
Sharlene had found out the gender with her first two children, so she decided for their third, they would go ahead and wait it out to get that big surprise! When designing the nursery they went for a neutral color palette of grey and white. The entire room is painted in this soft grey, and one wall painted with a modern grey and white stripe statement. As far as the furniture goes, she used the same rocker and crib she had with her first two. She reupholstered the rocker, and painted the crib and a bookcase they had on hand in this gorgeous neutral grey. After Lola was born they added bits of bright pink to bring those girly touches to the room. In addition to the purchased items, Sharlene had personal touches added to the room, like a handmade hot ballon mobile given to her by a friend, family photos, and a sweet drawing made by one of her older children framed for her new baby sister.
The room came out beautifully, and the gender neutral greys still look soft and feminine for this sweet little girl's nursery.
Growth Chart (Gus & Lula)
Thank you so much Sharlene for sharing Lola's stunning nursery with us. I absolutely love all the personal touches you put into her nursery, and the story behind designing a nursery for a "surprise" gender. If you would like to find out more about Sharlene, and her life as a mom you can check out her blog Country Girl, City Wife . It's full of fun stories about motherhood, and all the events that come with it.
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