A Gender Neutral Nursery

Season One
Episodes 9 & 10
Anna and Joe

Anna and Joe are a young married couple in their late twenties. They were grade school friends, middle school rivals, and high school sweethearts. Throughout these years, they participated in a local jump rope team where they both became national champions. Anna and Joe come from middle class families—Anna’s father is an educator; Joe’s father is an electrician. The pair worked their way through college, each working at various jobs including some modeling work. They are hard-working and thrift minded, outdoor oriented, and they have a great sense of style, which is evident in their two-bedroom home. Anna works in the health-care field and Joe works for a charitable foundation.


Episode 109 – “Boy or Girl”

Anna and Joe want to wait to learn the gender of their baby, and this decision shapes the path of their nursery. We begin with our plan to bring the outdoors inside with a reclaimed wood wall, explain how to refurbish an old dresser, and help our jump rope champs fashion a personal project to inspire their baby.

Episode 110 – “Natural Wonders”

Camping comes inside when we add a play tent in the nursery for baby. With our specially milled lumber, we help our parents lay out a pattern for the accent wall. We open the room up for access with a Dutch door, then show parents how to anchor furniture to the wall for child safety.

Projects in these Episodes

On this episode you will learn to:

  • Construct a Reclaimed Lumber Wall
  • Installing a Roman Shade
  • Refurbish an Old Dresser
  • Make Jump Rope Word Art
  • Remove Old Wall Trim
  • Create Tree Round Chalk Project
  • Build a Dutch Door
  • Cut out and Install New Door Hinges
  • Build a Changing Table
  • Install Brackets for Hanging Wall Lights
  • And more!
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Jump Rope Word Art

Anna & Joe create a piece of word art for the nursery using a jump rope.

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Baby Safe Curtains

We show how to install stylish curtains that are also safe for baby.


  • Wall Color - Benjamin Moore Collingwood OC-28. Painted by Sven Johnson of SA Johnson Decorative Art and Interiors
  • Reclaimed Wood Wall & Changing Pad Frame - Raleigh Reclaimed
  • Window Treatment & Crib Skirt Fabric - Dwell Studio for Robert Allen available through Design Lines Ltd.
  • Window Treatment & Crib Skirt Fabricated by Cathy Cuddington of Dogwood Designs NC
  • Blackout Roller Shade - Ikea
  • Glider - West Elm
  • Ottoman - Kohl's Linon Flokati Stool
  • Stump Side Table - Serenity Stumps shop on Etsy
  • Crib & Tree Bookcase - Babyletto
  • Vintage Dresser - Gremlina Vintage
  • Twig Pulls on Dresser & Sheepskin Rug - Amazon
  • Rug & Gold Accent Pillow - Urban Outfitters
  • Lotus Pendant Light - World Market
  • Lamp - World Market
  • Abstract Art - World Market
  • Wood Rounds, Chalk Board Paint, Frames - Michael's
  • Tent - NewbornPhotoProp shop on Etsy
  • Crib Sheet, Changing Pad Cover, & Book Basket - Target
  • Feather Art - Custom, with feathers from Amazon
  • Mason Jar Sconces - The Lakeside Collection
  • Blanket - Home Goods
  • Pillow in Tent - Custom, in a Jim Thompson Fabric available through Design Lines Ltd.