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Oscar’s Gray and Colorful Nursery


I didn't want a real "themy" nursery and wanted something that would be able to grow with our first baby.  I loved the idea of super bright, almost rainbow colors with a neutral base to complement them.  The wealth of resources on Pinterest made it fun to put the room together, and we actually ended up spending half of what we budgeted for.

Design Inspiration

Several different inspirations from Pinterest and Project Nursery, with the main inspiration being the white Jenny Lind crib, simple white dresser that could be used as a changing table, and bright colors.  Once we found the fabric for the changing pad cover and crib skirt, it all seemed to come together.

Decorating Style

Modern, clean, organized, and functional with great colors for visual stimulation!

Project Details

Wall Color- Behr Sparrow Changing table/dresser- IKEA Malm 6 drawer in white Changing pad and cover- Summer Infant pad with DIY cover using this tutorial Yellow lamp- IKEA Vate table lamp Blue lamp- IKEA Lytka lamp Pillow- DIY using remnant fabric from changing table and crib skirt Chair- IKEA Poang with natural cushion Side table- IKEA Nesna Tissue box- Umbra Casa Tissue box cover in white from Giraffe- Sophie the Giraffe Prints- 6433 Creative Custom Painting, JandPaper  on Etsy "French Fry" print, DIY Abstract art using leftover paint samples,  thebigharumph on Etsy "Today is the Day" print Crib- White Davinci Jenny Lind, from Amazon Mattress- Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam mattress, from Amazon Sheet- DIY using this tutorial Crib skirt- DIY using this tutorial Mobile- DIY using this tutorial Giant "O"- JoAnn's and spray painted with Valspar glossy red Light over closet- IKEA Vate ceiling lamp Closet system- IKEA Antonius- shelving, clothing bars, and wire and plastic baskets Green laundry basket- The Container Store

Favorite Items

The items I made- the crib skirt, crib mobile, drawer liners, changing pad cover and the giant giraffe that was a gift from a family friend! We're thinking of using him with the baby's monthly photos.


Collect all your ideas in one place, such as Pinterest, so that it's easy to get an idea of the real look or theme you're going for. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't turn out the exact way you planned.  Sometimes organized chaos can create a really unique look.


Wednesday 27th of July 2016

I have been wanted those ikea malm drawers I know they have them whit 3 drawers and four im not quite sure which one to pick 3 seems low four seems to high for changing table. I see ypu have to 3 high ones so I guess that's the right one to order very nice room by the way


Saturday 16th of February 2013

Hi! Everything looks great! Can you tell me where you found the drawer inserts for the changing table (little cloth dividers)? Thanks!


Monday 18th of February 2013

Lindsey, if you mean for the top drawer they are from IKEA. They worked great to organize all my cloth diaper things and i actually have a set for my own dresser drawers to organize undies, bras, and socks. If you mean the drawer liners- I actually DIY'd them. Here's the link to my blog post about them. I used wrapping paper sheets from Paper Source and clear Contact paper. Hope this helps! Sorry for the slow response.


Monday 4th of February 2013

Modern simplicity at its best. And you did great with that DIY abstract art!


Monday 4th of February 2013

I love the organization! Brilliant. And the drawer liners are so neat. Bravo.