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Jack’s Gray Getaway


Gray walls, gray carpet, chevron valances, and dark wood furniture meld to create a calm environment for baby Jack. 

Design Inspiration

Other Project Nursery entries! Once we started with the gray walls, we just worked throughout the pregnancy to build the room. I liked the modern look of chevron, the colorful animal alphabet, and the contrast of the dark wood to the lighter walls and carpet. 

Decorating Style

Modern eclectic, creative... Overall resourceful.

Project Details

The alphabet on twine - Letter cards are from Etsy and I hung them on twine with mini clothespins.

Chevron curtains - homemade by my mother-in-law. Fabric by Carousel Designs.

Button Map of America - handmade - I sewed buttons from our family onto a piece of stretched canvas. Canvas from Joanne's.

Baseball sign and Gray words sign - from Marshall's.

"Jack" name sign - handmade - we bought a wooden frame, cardboard letters, and a piece of gray matting. We spraypainted the letters red and glued them onto the matting. We opted to remove the glass for a more modern look.

Crib and dresser/changer - by Babyletto

Chair - Best Chair brand, upholstered in Charcoal Gray. 


Favorite Items

The button map turned out to be really cool - I wasn't sure how it'd look in the end, but it's neat to have something with buttons from both my family and my husband's. 

The chevron curtains were a cute, cheap alternative to many of the store-bought options. The modern look pulls the room together.

My swivel/rocker is awesome! It's a neutral gray color that can easily transition into the living room when the baby is done nursing. We are really happy with the small size of the rocker - it fits well into our older home (small bedrooms). 


Start early and take your time accumulating stuff. I found that this was more fun than buying a bedroom-in-a-box at a huge store. The items are unique to this nursery and were each selected to go there. My husband and I worked together to create something really special for our baby. 


Saturday 28th of July 2012

Do you know what style the rocker is?


Monday 23rd of April 2012

I like the baseball artwork. The button art piece is a great concept, but if it were me, I'd probably choose something easily identifiable in shape, especially for a child.


Monday 23rd of April 2012

It is perfect!!! Jack will be so comfortablein his room :)


Sunday 22nd of April 2012

I love it! It looks so inviting ,comfortable and viually stimulating for baby Jack!