Grey and Yellow Nursery

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We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, so I wanted a gender-neutral for my baby. We decorated with a few owl accents, and ended up having a girl!

Design Inspiration

modern, bright colors

Decorating Style

Up-cycled bliss. See more here.

Project Details


  • Crib from Stanley Furniture Young America.
  • Yellow gingham sheet and brown tree quilt from Pottery Barn Kids Outlet, brown bumper from Carter’s.
  • Artwork on white canvases that I painted, and installed a clock on the right one.
  • Owl mobile with owls cut from felt and hung from dowels wrapped with twine.
  • Dresser from my favorite secondhand store in Austin, Corner Collector’s Market.
  • Changing pad cover from Carter’s and Angel Dear Duck Pillow from Two Blue Peas.
  • Storage bowls from Plate This.
  • Flannel wipes for cloth diapers from Wonder Wipes, (extras made by just cutting flannel from the fabric store) and homemade wipe spray (2 c. water, 1 T. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Soap, 10 drops lavender oil)
  • Rocker from Babies R Us, in tan.
  • Lamp from Pottery Barn Kids Outlet and pillar from Hobby Lobby, spray-painted brown.
  • Shelves are spray-painted wood from Home Depot with spray-painted brackets from Hobby Lobby.
  • Hanging basket is from Hobby Lobby, spray-painted yellow.
  • Curtains and round pillows from Ikea.
  • Pad made by my aunt.
  • Pillow shams from Pottery Barn Outlet.

Favorite Items

The felt owl mobile that I made a few weeks before my due date with twine and felt.


Forget the babyish stuff, decorate your new child's room like you would a new canvas in your house - let it be your style!


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    A unique color combination, thanks for showing me how it works.  And lovely owl.  I wish I could do that too!

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    Great work here.  I absolutely love those shelves.  No wait, I love everything here.

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