Gray, Mint and Gold Nursery

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While pregnant with our second child, my husband and I decided (read: I begged him) not to find out the sex of our baby.  Therefore, I began to scour the internet trying to find any inspiration for a neutral nursery that didn't involve the typical yellow and gray color scheme.

I finally fell in love with the gorgeous palette of gray, mint/aqua, and gold, knowing that if we had a girl (we did) I could easily incorporate soft pinks.

Design Inspiration

This being our second, we really felt the need to repurpose as many pieces as possible while adding in gorgeous gems we found along the way, all the while, keeping the overall look as neutral as possible.  (Note pictures were taken after we had our daughter, so the room reads very much a girl's room vs. neutral.)

Decorating Style

I absolutely adore taking random pieces and repurposing them to make an eclectic, well-rounded room.  Not a single item necessarily matches in this room, but with a little paint and vision, I was able to create a meaningful space for my sweet daughter.

Project Details

Changing Table: I found on the side of the road, spray painted Krylon's Catalina Mist

"Baby" Wood Pieces: Thrift store Class and Trash, Ruther Glen, VA

Favorite Items

The vintage dresser.  She was such a labor of love for my poor husband.  He spent weeks stripping her of at least 8 layers of paint, ranging from black, to white, to yellow.  I still need to replace many of the broken knobs, but I've yet to find the perfect replacements, however, I have big plans for them.


My advice is to really look at the items you have and decide on whether they're worth keeping and repurposing or tossing and going with something new that you will love and use.  You'll be surprised at how easy it is to either paint an old piece, or simply reimagine it's purpose.  Not only does this create a unique space, but it is so budget friendly.  A win-win!


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