A gray and white striped elephant themed nursery that's upbeat and happy.
Gray and white stripes I kept seeing everywhere. I wanted something fun and whimsical - a room that would make me happy at 3 am changing dirty diapers
Classic with a bit of fun. I like to take beautiful things and put them in a casual environment so that anybody who walks in the room is comfortable and happy.
I painted the 12" stripes myself using a ruler and painters tape. I found it easier to just mark the stripes across the top and bottom of the room and line up the tape. The stripes are Benjamin Moore white dove and owl gray.
My husband and I painted his old furniture Benjamin Moore Winter White and Swiss Coffee. We added white pulls from Hobbly Lobby with Black letters of the alphabet.
The crib bedding is Serena &Lily from the Basics collection. I wanted to keep it simple since we had so much happening on the walls.
The elephant photos are from an etsy shop called Trafalger's Square.
I also had a picture my husband drew as a child framed at Hobby Lobby in a big white ornate frame.
I purchased many of the baskets and accessories at Home Goods for very little.
I love the elephant pictures on etsy because I had seen them long before I had a baby and made a mental note to find them again if I ever got pregnant.
I also love the sterling silver rattle because my mom still has mine from when I was little.
I also love the little Mary Alice Hadley "We love you" coaster as it was a gift from an old friend when I got engaged. She's one of the only people who would know that my grandmother collected Hadley.
Make the nursery your happy place. Paint is cheap and easy to do if you have the time. You don't have to buy all new things for your baby's room, instead surround him or her with items that you already have that are sentimental to you. As your child grows older, these items will become sentimental to him or her as well.