The Baby’s Room is finally done! It has been a long time coming since Camilla is just over 2 months old. My inspiration started with the pink and gray bunny sheet from Crate & Barrel’s The Land of Nod. I then ordered paint baby safe paint from Lullaby Paints in Cotton Candy and Slate for the Chalkboard Wall.
Cotton Candy is a very subtle pink that almost looks white next to the slate chalk board. I prefer this to an intrusive pink color. I left the vibrant pinks for the accessories like drapery, the painted letters, and the carpet. I chose not to go super matchy-matchy in the bedroom as I am sure that at least one or more items in the room will be lost to a mess at some point. Such is life with babies!
I just love how the Cotton Candy and Slate color complement each other. It is my favorite nursery combination. I am not even a huge pink fan, but somehow the dark gray color makes it work for me. Pink is the only color that really says girl to me. It definitely cannot be mistaken for a baby boy’s nursery.
The Lullaby paint was remarkably easy to apply with the pouches rather than paint cans. We used a little more on the chalkboard wall because we were going from a light colored wall to a dark one and you have to put on a few coats. I love having a chalkboard wall to write on! I am sure that Camilla will love it once she is old enough to write. I recently wrote a to do list on the chalk board wall. I am in there so much that it was the best place for it.
We found a very neutral and high-rated nursery furniture by Westwood Design from Amazon.com. It is gender neutral, but the main reason why I chose it was because it would grow with my daughter. It starts as a crib, becomes a toddler bed, and the finally becomes a full size bed for when she is older. I found an amazingly comfortable rocking chair at West Elm. It is the perfect combination of comfort and style. This was a serious splurge, but I figure that I can use it in the living room when the baby gets older. The pink china balls were from the baby shower. I saved them! I found the pink polka dot drapery on Overstock.com. They are very Minnie Mouse, but the baby loves staring at them. I might not have gone this pink if I had purchased them in person, but I think they work in the room.
My best advice for putting together a nursery is not to limit yourself to one brand or even one store. Explore and make the room your own.
The wall switch cover is from Lowe’s. I love the silver look! Eventually, I would love to get new covers for all the outlets. Until then, this little added bling on the light switch makes the room feel very customized. The side table is planter table that is meant to be outdoors that I found at Home Goods for $12.99. It is high enough and small enough to fit in my little rocking nook.
I found a few things at Target as well including the gray stick lamp, the hot pink shag carpet, the hot pink clock, and the hot pink power strip.I went a little crazy on the hot pink. The hooks are kitschy giant paperclips from The Land of Nod. I endeavored to customize a lamp to look similar to this one, except with bunnies, but failed horribly.
I was considering buying letters from Pottery Barn, but they are just way too much money. Even with the gift card that I had. I purchased unfinished wood ones from Joann fabrics and customized them myself. Check out the DIY nursery letter project. I mixed some of the left over paint from Lullaby Paint to make a unique color that would stand out against the Cotton Candy wall.
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3 thoughts on “Girl Nursery Decor: Gray and Pink”
Such a gorgeous nursery! I love all of the little details, down to the cute little bunny sheets!
Omg I want a chalkboard wall too!! Great idea and even better execution. Xoxo