- A Project For: Our first baby due in October
- Age: 10/6
This is the first nursery designed and created by Nurseries By Jay and is for our first child Kellan who is due in October. We loved the idea of something less traditional using gray and lime green and using elephants as a theme. The toy box, growth chart, both wall paintings, and shelves were handmade and painted by Jay. The elephant blowing bubbles wall painting has a built in light for a night light. We love the room from his alphabet wall with his name, to his toy box.
When we first started planning our nursery we loved all the pictures we saw of baby elephants. So we knew we wanted to use elephants as our theme throughout the room. While shopping for baby things at Target we found a gray and lime green outfit with an elephant on it and that was the inspiration for our colors. We loved how non traditional the colors were yet still worked well for a nursery.
Our style is based on upcycling, repurposing, DIY, frugality, and blending themes and colors throughout. We took items we already had or acquired for free and upcycled and repurposed them to work in our room. Our changing table used to be our wood stained bar and had cabinet doors on the front. We removed the doors, sanded it, matched the paint to our crib and couldn't be happier with it. Our room isn't the largest room so we needed to use space wisely. We repurposed an ikea kitchen cart to act as our diaper caddy on wheels. It came dark gray so we painted one shelf with key lime paint and used that paint throughout the room. Jay made the floating shelves, the elephant ears wall painting out of an old ikea bed slats, the elephant bubbles night light our of an artist canvas, the toy box on caster wheels, the growth chart, and the chevron table from an old wood stool we got from a flea market. We used the same paints throughout the project so the colors would flow through the project.
Wall Color- Behr Subtle Touch in Eggshell
Ceiling Color - Behr Subtle Touch in Satin
Changing Table - Repurposed and painted from an old bar we had, color Behr Offwhite in Satin - Cost of paint and time lol
Rug - Ikea Nordis rug - $80
Curtains - Target, gray RE - $10 ea.
Curtain Rods- Ikea Racka rod, Betydlig bracket, and Vasetnlig Finals - we painted the finals with Key Lime Paint - $9.50 total per window
Curtain Tiebacks - we got from Lowes and painted Key Lime $10 ea.
Corner cubby shelf - We already had this from the Millstore, repainted it in Behr Gray Area paint and lined the back with chevron stone wrapping paper my mom had from Bru's shower gifts- cost of paint
Chevron side table - This we found as a stool at the Brimfield Fleamarket. Jay loved it because it was solid wood and the height could adjust simply turning the top. He took the stool top off and replaced that with an 18 inch round table top from Lowes which we had laying around from our wedding. He painted the table in Gray Area paint from Behr and then used Chevron Frog Table to do the top, Cost of paint and Jay's time lol
Toy Box - This was custom made by Jay using stair treads from Lowes, angle brackets he painted with Key Lime, gray casters he got from Lowes, painted it with Pewter Mug Bher paint, and then Stenciled it with a custom stencil ordered online.
The floating shelves - Jay made from wood he got from Lowes and then painted 2 in Behr Dark Ash and the other in Key Lime, he plugged the holes in with plastic caps which he painted in coordinating colors
Our hamper is from HomeGoods - $30
Growth Chart - Jay made this too using a piece of poplar from Lowes, painted it with Silver hill paint from Behr, the numbers are mailbox numbers from Lowes Jay painted Key Lime and the dashes we used from a vinyl decal off of Etsy
Picture Wall Circles - Ikea Heat cork Trivets -We repurposed them to use as picture holders and Jay painted these with Rustoleum Painters Touch spray paint in Key Lime and Granite - $2.99 for a 3 pack
Elephant Hooks - Hobby Lobby - Jay painted these with the Key Lime - $3 dollars ea.
Elephant Ears Painting - Jay made this from old ikea bed slats and painted it by hand - cost of paint
Alphabet/Name Wall Mural - JaneyMacWalls - Large oversized wall letters, Vinyl - customized for Kellan - $110 tell them Kellan Sent you lol
Elephant Bubbles Night Light - Jay made this out of an artist canvas, LED lights, and he painted it using latex paint.
Little green Elephants - Jay cut those out of 1/4 inch plywood and painted them using the Key Lime paint, they were part of sign for my Shower
Tough to decide but we especially love the toy box, alphabet/name wall, elephant bubbles night light, and our white elephant on the top shelf which we brought back from Bru's mom in Brazil
Use and repurpose items you already have so you save money and can spend that on the bigger items you want. Pick colors and use them throughout the project so it looks fluid. Above all have fun and remember it's your babies room!
Posted on September 23, 2013
Project By: NurseriesByJay
Hi I'm Jay, Owner, Designer, Creator, and Dream Maker here at Nurseries By Jay. Nurseries By Jay was born out of the fun my wife Brunna and I had in designing, creating, and making our dream nursery, for our first child Kellan.› More projects by NurseriesByJay
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