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Many parents are opting for sophisticated nursery designs that work for a boy or a girl. Start designing a gender-neutral nursery by picking a theme. Whether it's woodland creatures, jungle animals, or traveling the globe, choose a theme that is meaningful. Watch how one family transformed a spare room into a beautiful nursery.
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Thanks to Michelle, Mark, and Noah for letting us film their nursery makeover.
Nursery design tips provided by Project Nursery.
Video produced by MegTV.
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Crib: Graco Bryson 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
Glider and Ottoman: Stork Craft Hoop Custom Glider/Ottoman
Wall decals: Lambs & Ivy Yoo-Hoo Wall Appliques
Crib bedding set: Lambs & Ivy Yoo-Hoo 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set
Nursery blanket: Lambs & Ivy Yoo-Hoo Blanket
Mobile: Lambs & Ivy Yoo-Hoo Musical Mobile
Lamp: Lambs & Ivy Yoo-Hoo Lamp with Shade and Bulb
Block letters: New Arrivals 8 inch Fabric Letter Blocks
Mattress pad waterproof cover: Babies R Us Fully Quilted Waterproof Crib Mattress Coverall
Crib mattress: Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Crib Mattress
Changing pad: Summer Infant Contour Changing Pad
Changing pad cover: Babies R Us Deluxe Changing Pad Cover
Mark: My name is Mark and this is my wife, Michelle, and our son, Noah. And this is our soon-to-be baby, Luke.
Michelle: We actually just moved into this home about a month and a half ago, and up until very recently have been living out of boxes, and this nursery was our storage area.
The Experts: Melisa and Pam from Project Nursery
Melisa: Okay, so how do you take a room filled with boxes and turn it into a nursery?
Pam: Well, it's actually a good-news story, because you can literally start from scratch.
Melisa: Oh, they are starting from ground zero.
Pam: And gender neutral. You know what? I love gender neutral because it's fun. You can tell a story. Pick a theme or something that inspires you.
Melisa: Right, I think that's a great idea.
Pam: And what about the furniture selection?
Melisa: Oh, keep it small, keep it tight. So maybe a smaller glider that doesn't take up too much space.
Pam: Yeah, in a fun pop or a color, a chevron, something you can really play in some pattern there.
Michelle: I think right here is fine.
Michelle: Just in this general area.
And our original idea was to paint a wall or an accent wall in the nursery, but we both work full-time. Decals were an idea that I saw online.
Mark: Enough? Right here?
Mark: Right there?
Michelle: To make it a little bit more baby friendly, we decided to incorporate safari animals in the theme.
Michelle: It was really important for us to make sure Noah was part of every step of the nursery creative process, because this is a big thing for him as well. He's going to be a big brother.
What do you think?
Noah: Ta-da. Magical.
Michelle: Yeah, high five.
Mark: High five.
It's a surprise for Mommy. Hold the door right here.
So, taking off the closet doors and repurposing a dresser and putting the dresser inside there, I mean, just made the room look a whole lot bigger.
You got it?
Mark: We had the dresser just sitting in our garage and it was just taking up space, and we were looking for a changing table. So instead of purchasing a new one, we decided to repurpose it. It seemed to work out very well.
Michelle: Ah! It looks great. Thank you. The dresser looks awesome.
We saved a lot of money.
Noah: Like, 500.
Michelle: I think the room turned out a lot better than I thought it would have been.
Michelle: Just looking at how it was before, it was a huge transformation. I'm impressed. You did a great job.