Jaycie’s Girly Peach, Gray and White Nursery

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Description

Sweet peach....it's a girly room with soft gray walls, white linen, and peach accents. It was a DIY project and a labor of love for the entire family...my husband and I hand painted all the furniture (except crib), and I handmade the chandelier and mobile.  My 13 year old daughter and I made the photo frames and other accessories.

Design Inspiration

I wanted something peaceful, calming and girly (saving the bright, vibrant colors for a playroom).  My grandmother loved butterflies, and while looking for something on Etsy along those lines, I saw peach paper butterflies....  That began the idea of incorporating the color peach.  The room is pretty tiny so I kept the walls a neutral gray and used lots of white to help keep the space light and bright.

Decorating Style

I like a mix.  In general, my style is probably a transitional--with classic touches mixed in with contemporary.  For the nursery, it was a little different. I just wanted super girly and sweet.  When our sweet Jaycie gets bigger, she will - no doubt- have her own sense of style.  For now, I wanted a room that simply and clearly said "BABY GIRL."

Project Details

Crib - Bratt Decor

Chandelier - I refinished an old, $10 brass chandelier my grandfather found in a garage sale.

Mirror - old brown metal mirror my husband had at his office...I refinished using Annie Sloan chalk paint (first layer in Paris Grey then second in Bright White)

Side Table - it's a very old, cheap wood piece that I refinished using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Grey (along with AS clear and dark wax)

Mobile - I found a cheap mobile at a local store and took everything off of it (just using the plastic "bones") and attached my own hand painted  paper butterflies and crystals.

Peach wall butterflies - ordered from Etsy

Butterfly orb - ordered from Etsy

Rocker/Recliner - we ordered it from Target.com...perfect because if you don't like it, you can take it back to the local store.

Cornice - bought locally...still need to paint her monogram on there...it took us forever to pick a name. (We didn't decide until the day we left the hospital, and these pics were taken before she was born.)

Curtains - Crate & Barrel online.

Bookshelves/Cubbies and Baskets - Ordered (on sale thank goodness) from Pottery Barn, but (despite being called WHITE) they were off-white.  My hubby painted them white with chalk paint.

Hanging Book Shelves - IKEA spice racks painted white....we don't have an IKEA in or around Mississippi, so I had to order them on Ebay and pay more but they were still relatively inexpensive.

Accessories - most the frames (which now have photos in them by the way :-) were either handmade or hand painted by my 13 year old daughter and me; the pacifier basket was just an quick paint job and tied-on flower found at Michael's craft store

Favorite Items

It's hard to pick a favorite, but maybe the crib bows.  I wanted something safe but still pretty, and they were the perfect solution.  I attached them in numerous places to the crib with velcro. I also love the cornice.  I bought it locally and just hung white curtains from it.  I still plan to paint her monogram on the cornice when I can find the time!  As she gets older, I'll have to raise or move the mobile and fasten the cornice curtains to the wall for safety.

Advice

If you're going to do gray walls, know that ALL gray colors have an undertone.  Your room could wind up looking more blue, purple, green or brown.  So, be sure to get samples and try swatches on the wall before painting.  Any paint color will look different depending on the room.  We put 15 different samples on the wall before choosing the right one!

7 Comments

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    Thank you! My husband, older daughter, and I all loved planning her nursery and awaiting her arrival. Our little bundle of joy arrived on June 19, 2013, and we couldn’t be happier. She has brought so much joy to our lives. Thank you for your kind comment.

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    Very pretty room. So feminine too. And those butterflies just add some whimsical touch to it.

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    I can’t remember my password but this is my daughter’s nursery. We used Behr “Classic Silver.”

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    Thanks….I can’t remember my project nursery password but we used Behr “Classic Silver.”

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