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Henry’s Aqua, Yellow and Gray Elephant Nursery

Description

Henry's elephant nursery was a work of love! I had so much fun finding and creating unique pieces to add to the space. I chose aqua and yellow along with gray as my main colors and incorporated elephants into the theme for a fun twist.

Design Inspiration

I had so much fun browsing the photo galleries on Project Nursery as well as Pinterest for inspiration. I wanted a soothing space that felt put together and timeless. I painted the birch trees and birds behind the crib as a focal point in the room and created a color palette of yellow, aqua, gray and white.  I did a lot of shopping on Etsy for unique, one of a kind pieces as well as doing my own DIY projects.  I knew I wanted to create a space that was restful yet playful and one that Henry could enjoy for many years to come. My mom and I had a wonderful time working on Henry's nursery together!

Project Details

The Provincial style dresser/ mirror was a Craigslist purchase and was painted using Annie Sloan chalk paint (mixing colors: Old White with Provence). Some distressing was added to create a shabby chic look.

I painted the trees and birds by first looking at images of decals that appealed to me and then using pencil to draw in most of what I later painted. It took some patience, but I feel it was well worth it!

Elephant hot air balloon mobile: Etsy shop: TayloredWhimsy

Framed elephant prints: Etsy shop: trafalgarssquare

Elephant fabric diaper caddy on dresser: Etsy shop: hipbabyboutique

Patchwork quilt hanging over crib: Etsy shop: dezignzbyliz

Book shelves: IKEA

Crib, bedding and bedskirt: Pottery Barn Kids

Yellow side table, aqua lamp, Metal "H": Hobby Lobby w (Rochester, MN)

Rug: Wayfair

Elephant hamper, white sheer curtains: Amazon

Hot air balloon with elephants on dresser: Hand made by my mom

Gray and white glider & ottoman: Babies R Us

Changing pad cover: Target

Favorite Items

The painted tree and bird mural really makes the nursery unique and I loved creating something one of a kind for my little boy. I also love the chalk painted aqua dresser that my husband and I painted together.

Advice

Start by searching for rooms that you gravitate to on Project Nursery and Pinterest - sometimes it's just the overall feel to a room that draws you in.  Take your time finding unique pieces that speak to you and don't be afraid to do a little DIY of your own. Those pieces usually  end up being your favorite!

Christine

Thursday 5th of November 2015

Thank you, Kate! The wall color is Dolphin Fin by Behr. It's a very soothing light gray.

Kate

Sunday 25th of October 2015

Love the nursery. What color paint did you use?