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Jackson’s Teal and Grey Chevron Safari Nursery


Our first baby boy is due tomorrow (May 5, 2014). This is our DIY teal + grey chevron safari themed nursery!

Design Inspiration

When we first found out we were pregnant, we had a PCH roadtrip scheduled a few weeks later. While we were in Santa Barbara, we made our first baby purchase, which were little paper mache safari animals. I guess that theme stuck! I love chevron, and I'm very much a neutrals gal, so I agreed to a pop of color with the teal, and I love how it turned out! Found lots of inspiration from Pinterest + Project Nursery.

Decorating Style

Modern + DIY

Project Details

Crib, Nightstand, and Dressers: Jefferson: Muniere in Slate
Bamboo Azure Crib Sheet: Aden + Anais
Crib Skirt: MyFrecklesShop on Etsy
Teething Guard: My FrecklesShop on Etsy (it’s actually three pieces, but I figured he doesn’t have teeth yet…so I just put on the front piece)
Wall Letters: GoingGaGa on Etsy
Grey Chevron Blackout Curtains: Pottery Barn Kids
Rug: RugsUSA (because I love the PBK rug but didn’t want to shell out $600 bucks for it!)
Mobile: DIY (frame from Target, pattern from iManuFatti on Etsy)
Lamp: DIY (lamp from Amazon, spray painted, and shade from Target)
Nightlight: Kinderglo Elephant (it changes colors, doesn’t overheat, and baby can sleep with it when he gets older. Highly recommend!)
Noise Machine: HoMedics SoundSpa Lullaby Sound Machine from Buy Buy Baby
Glider: Buy Buy Baby
Animal Photos: DIY
Glider Pillow + Boppy Cover + Blanket: MyFrecklesShop on Etsy
Shelves: Target
Banner: DIY
Lovey: Jellycat (embroidered)
LED Candles: Target
Azure Bamboo Changing Pad Cover: Aden + Anais
Elephant Baskets: Pottery Barn Kids
Teal Handled Baskets: Target
Foscam Monitor: Amazon
Elephant Pillow: LilKingdom on Etsy
Animal Hooks: DIY
Elephant Hamper: Home Decorators
Ubbi Diaper Pail: Buy Buy Baby
Chevron Switch-plate: Hobby Lobby
Elephant Stuffed Animal/Embroidered Blanket: Pottery Barn Kids
Chevron J: Hobby Lobby
Crane Humidifier: Amazon
Bookcase + Baskets: Target
Stuffed Safari Animals on Top of Bookcase: Mary Meyer on Amazon
Melissa + Doug Giant Giraffe: Amazon
Elephant Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids
Elephant Picture Frames: DIY

Favorite Items

I'm quite obsessed with the Elephant Hamper, my DIY mobile, all Aden + Anais products, and the glider. :)


You can do it! Find your inspiration, plan it all out, gather your supplies, and DIY. It takes time, but the results are so worth it!

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  2. avatar Cheyanne says:

    Where did you get your dresser hutch?

  3. avatar Courtney says:

    What brand of glider did you get?

  4. avatar Kacee says:

    I LOVE this nursery! Using it as an inspiration for my baby boy’s room. I am also wondering what finish the paint is? Thank you!

  5. avatar Dennis says:


    Anybody know if I can get wall aluminium letters (for baby’s name) from Amazon? Or any online shop.


  6. avatar Brittany says:

    Where did you find the crib sheet?

  7. avatar Ashley Fisher says:

    Behr teal zeal and dark granite.

  8. avatar Ashley Fisher says:

    Color is dolphin. I think it was microfiber?? And then it’s the same fabric but the white option for the piping.

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  10. avatar Ashley Fisher says:

    I think it’s Behr Dark Granite. I’ll double check.

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  12. avatar caitlin says:

    Hi there do you know what finish teal zeal you got? semi-gloss, satin, flat or flat/matte ???

  13. avatar Amanda Overby says:

    Absolutely love this room! Do you remember what grey you chose for the bottom of the wall?

  14. avatar Kathy says:

    what size of wall letters did you use? 8, 10 or 12 inches?
    Love the nursery!!!

  15. avatar MSE says:

    Do you remember the fabric choices you picked for the glider?

  16. avatar Sarah says:

    Which exact rug did you get from rugs usa and what size?

  17. avatar Reed says:

    Hi, do you remember the grey color paint you chose? Awesome room concept!

  18. avatar ashley says:

    Chrystal – it’s Behr Teal Zeal :)

  19. avatar Chrystal Diane Smith says:

    what color is the teal? im doing the same colors in my sons room and i just love it!