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Blaikley’s Coral, Turquoise and Gray Nursery


I absolutely love this hand painted stencil on the walls. It added such a pop, and in a neutral gray it was easy to coordinate with any color. Refinishing a vintage dresser in turquoise was the perfect amount of color we needed to go with her neutral crib and rocker.

Design Inspiration

I've seen a lot of stenciled walls on pinterest and it gives a room an extra something that furniture and decor alone can't. It's a great way to make a statement without going over board.

Decorating Style

I'm a very modern rustic/ country chic person that loves neutral tone on tone colors. So I surprised myself when I chose color, but couldn't be more happy with it.

Project Details

Walls- The stencil is from Cutting Edge Stencils and it's called the "Zamira" stencil. They have some great designs to choose from. We painted the room gray then used the white over the stencil. We used a spray adhesive to make the stencil stay in place and would have to let the paint dry a little before we could place the stencil again. There were a lot of little touch ups afterwards and it's far from perfect, but I like that the edges aren't super crisp- it makes it feel more vintage.

Dresser- I found an old, vintage dresser in our local ads and repainted it. Started by sanding off the old chipped paint, then painted it turquoise and whipped a brown glaze over the top to antique it. Added some glass knobs and pulls for a more feminine touch. It was so much easier than it sounds, I did all this in one weekend (allowing paint drying) 7 months pregnant. Not only did I only spend $200 on this project all together, but it's nice having a larger dresser that works as both a changing table and dresser.

All of her picture frames I've painted to match the room. So much easier than finding the exact frames I was looking for.

The curtains were the easiest and one of my favorite things in her room. All it is is ruffled fabric that you can find at almost any fabric store. Choose your fabric color and measure your window height for the curtain length. Just sew a 2" curtain rod pocket at the top and you're done! Raw edges and all.

Bedding- If you search custom bedding on Etsy, there are so many vendors that do custom crib bedding. Choosing our own fabric and modifying things made me love it that much more. A lot of them have tons of bedding to choose from, or you can find your own fabric and have them use that.


Don't be afraid to change the color of furniture, frames, etc when you can't find exactly what you're looking for. It always ends up better having what you've imagined in your mind than settling with what comes closest. A little paint works magic!

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Monday 21st of April 2014

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Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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Friday 11th of April 2014

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Monday 7th of April 2014

WOW- these walls are absolutely stunning! Incredible stenciling work here-- kudos to your talent!


Monday 7th of April 2014

Very pretty! I love the stenciled walls that you did! That was a lot of work. How did you get the stencil all the way to the top? Coral, Aqua & Gray is such a pretty color combination and I am sure that your little "B" will love it also!