Grey and Yellow: a Not-so-Babyish Room {nursery tour}

27 Jan

I am refusing to buy fresh produce and groceries because I am not supposed to be home right now. We are supposed to be having a baby. So, last night I thought I was going into labor and instead of cooking we jetted out to my favorite burger place. The burgers were delicious but the contractions eventually fizzled and here we go again with another night and no produce. Tonight’s menu looks like taco chili and chips and queso…tasty but not overly healthy. But Jon doesn’t care because queso is his favorite and I don’t care because I am pretty sure the baby uses a ton of the calories that I eat right now.

So, I have no recipe.

But I do have a nursery tour! Want to see what we’ve been cooking up in the used-to-be guest room? It’s good stuff. We combined the office and guest room to use the third bedroom for the baby and my mom came up in August to start the renovation process. It was a lot of work but I love how it turned out! The colors and patterns are less babyish and more like I just decorated a room. I love the combination of old-looking furniture and modern colors.


  • Crib from Stanley Furniture Young America.
  • Yellow gingham sheet and brown tree quilt from Pottery Barn Kids Outlet, brown bumper from Carter’s.
  • Artwork on white canvases that I painted, and installed a clock on the right one.
  • Owl mobile with owls cut from felt and hung from dowels wrapped with twine.

Dresser/Changing Area:

  • Dresser from my favorite secondhand store in Austin, Corner Collector’s Market.
  • Changing pad cover from Carter’s and Angel Dear Duck Pillow from Two Blue Peas.
  • Storage bowls from Plate This.
  • Flannel wipes for cloth diapers from Wonder Wipes, (extras made by just cutting flannel from the fabric store) and homemade wipe spray (2 c. water, 1 T. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Soap, 10 drops lavender oil)

The Rocking/Reading Nook:

  • Rocker from Babies R Us, in tan.
  • Lamp from Pottery Barn Kids Outlet and pillar from Hobby Lobby, spray-painted brown.
  • Shelves are spray-painted wood from Home Depot with spray-painted brackets from Hobby Lobby.
  • Hanging basket is from Hobby Lobby, spray-painted yellow.

Closet and Accents:

  • Closet curtain (to save space!) made by my aunt.
  • Chair, frames, and deer lampshade from Pottery Barn Kids Outlet.
  • Wall hooks from Hobby Lobby, spray painted.

Window Seat:

  • Curtains and round pillows from Ikea.
  • Pad made by my aunt.
  • Pillow shams from Pottery Barn Outlet.

Now, it just needs a baby!

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14 Responses to “Grey and Yellow: a Not-so-Babyish Room {nursery tour}”

  1. Mom January 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Morgan – you have done such a great job on only what I helped you start by laying the groundwork. Your creativeness never ceases to amaze me! We can’t wait until a little one is there to enjoy it all, love you much…

  2. Amber-Rose January 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    I love it! We are all anticipating that sweet baby…

  3. Katie January 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    Oh Morgan… It is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! I am not usually a multiple exclamation points girl. I rarely use them at all. So please take that 10-or-so exclamation points I just used as a gigantic compliment. My goodness, it’s really something. I love love love that you didn’t do what I see so often and “baby up” everything. It’s whimsical but not elementary. Playful but not saccharin. It’s really quite perfect. What a lucky, lucky baby, in so many ways.

    Actually, that room looks a whole lot like my home office. It’s pure gray (Dolphin Fin by Behr — did you have a hard time finding a pure gray that wasn’t blue, purple, beige…?), with pops of white, yellow and turquoise. My favorite room in our house, without a doubt.

    I’m so excited for you and Jon. Maybe tonight’s the night. 😉

  4. Carey Garcia January 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Very chic!
    If not tonight, then happy birthday tomorrow! I’m waiting to hear some good news soon!

  5. hilstreet January 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    The photography is great! You capture the room so well.

    And owls are fun for babies! They are wise and calm … good spirit for little baby Norris.

    Stop being so shai,

  6. erikaknox January 28, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    The mobile turned out amazing! I love the little owl’s wings.

    If not today, then tomorrow you will definitely have a baby in your arms. Apparently your baby is arriving only on its terms, so we’ll just continue to pray for great health!

    Love you! Erika

  7. Lydia January 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    that baby doesn’t even know what it is missing! it might think its nice and cozy in that little womb of yours, but this room seriously can’t be beat. wow, c’mon little one, it’s time for you to enjoy all that your momma has been preparing for you! 🙂

    p.s. i love your paintings, morgan. you are such an artist!

  8. Jennifer Howard-Brown January 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Absolutely precious nursury!!! Now, it just needs baby to come into the world tomorrow and home soon. Congratulations, you’re on the home stretch!

  9. Lauren Mireles February 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Such a beautiful nursery. You should submit your work to to inspire others.

  10. nicole Hager April 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    ok, seriously. This nursery is so incredibly cute!!! You did an amazing job!


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