Gianna’s Pink and Gray Elephant Nursery Reveal

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When I found out I was having my second girl, I was stumped on everything. Name, shower, gadgets, and most of all....the nursery. I felt like I had JUST been through it all (just a few months ago!!!) and had picked the most perfect of all options, so how was I to possibly choose?? But as the months went by, I found a theme I loved and ran with it. I absolutely adore how this nursery turned out. Soft, modern, clean, and feminine. I learned a lot from my first (like...don't skimp on the glider -- do you have any idea how many hours you'll be spending in it????), so I was able to create a space I know is lovely but also very, very functional.

Design Inspiration

My oldest daughter's nursery was totally vintage Old Hollywood. I had such a hard time initially with this project because I couldn't imagine anything I could love more. But when my mother's health began failing this year and I realized she wouldn't be able to be here for the birth, her love of elephants really began to inspire me. They are everywhere, so even though she's not here with me, having them around makes me feel like she is.

Decorating Style

I tried to go in a totally new direction with this project from my other daughter's vintage nursery, so I wanted something clean, fresh, and modern with a little traditional and DIY thrown in.

Project Details

Crib and Changing Table: Craigslist

Crib Bedding: Etsy

Wall Decals: Davis Vinyl Designs and Wild Eyes Signs

Rug: Amazon

Recliner: Walmart

Elephant Mobile: Bed Bath and Beyond

End Table: Home Goods clearance (We repainted the inserts.)

Elephant Picture Frame: Amazon

Elephant Lamp: Amazon

Love Sign: Michael's (we spray painted pink)

Pink Vase: TJ Maxx

Blackout Curtains: Wayfair

Lingerie Chest: Rooms 2 Go

Elephant String Art: DIY from Pinterest 

Fabric Canvas Art: DIY from Pinterest

Hairbow Holder: DIY from Pinterest

Headband Holder: DIY from Pinterest

Closet Cube: Martha Stewart from Home Depot

Bins in Cube: Dollar Tree

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room is definitely the elephant yarn art, lovingly made by my husband. It was so easy to do. Trip to Lowe's for a 24x36 piece of wood we spray painted pink, drew the outline of an elephant on the wood, tacked nails around the border, and spent a fun evening stringing yarn between them. I absolutely adore how it turned out and am so happy a piece of us both is in this room.


Pinterest in your friend! Don't feel like you have to buy new -- almost all our furniture was hand-me-down, clearance, or craigslist. Splurge on the really important parts -- for us, it was the recliner and bedding. (Unfortunately, I can't sew worth a darn.)

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