When baby makes three, it's time to take that extra bedroom in the house and convert it into a darling nursery. To kick off our nursery makeovers, I'm dishing on how I turned my scary old guest bedroom into a nursery with the hopes you will share yours with us, too! Join our Revamping Baby's Room group over in the LilSugar community and share your before and after pictures. Your room and style could be featured on the site.

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During my first pregnancy, I paid attention to every detail to ensure she and I would both enjoy every moment in her abode. I chose to paint stripes in a gender-neutral green and decorated around that. I picked a white matelasse bedding with sage scalloped trimming and matching gingham sheets for her white crib. I mixed up the prints a bit with a toile glider that just so happened to have gingham piping, too. I picked up the bookcase at an antique flea market, painted it white, and replaced the knob with a delicate bird-adorned pull I scored from Anthropologie. And instead of spending a mini fortune on wall art, I painted a few animals and framed them with yellow gingham paper and white frames from IKEA. The final touch was hanging the gifted hot air balloon in the corner for my baby to gaze at as she lay on the changing table.