Stone’s Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

I am so excited to share baby “Stone’s” gender neutral grey and yellow nursery with you today!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Seriously?! How beautiful is this space?!

I am truly so so lucky to have a friend who allows me to send her umpteen pictures of things I think she needs, pick up yellow pedestal tables cities away and trusts my “vision”, entertains my idea for a DIY spoon mirror and most importantly lets me photograph this very special space and plaster it all over the internet!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The “theme” in this room is elephants.  The accents are subtle but as you can see my love of ceramic animals has already found it’s way into baby “Stone’s” nursery {thank goodness for friends with similar taste and babies who don’t get a say}

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The mama-to-be knew she wanted a gallery wall and I love love love how it turned out.  That amazing “W” is an easy find and the frames a combination of Ikea and Homesense.

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

I am proud to say that my DIY habits seem to have rubbed off as the mama-to-be whipped up this print on her own. I just love DIY and the $$ it saves!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The glider was a find many-many months ago at a Homesense out of town.  Sadly we were travelling in a small car that day so she had to make the 45minute trek back the following day to pick it up.  It is probably the most comfortable piece of furniture I have ever rested my tush in!  Mama & Daddy are going to enjoy some amazing moments in that glider!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Baby “Stone” is lucky to have a very talented Grandma who whipped up so many amazing things for this sweet baby, that afghan on the back of the chair is just one of her many beautiful creations!! I am enlisting her for all future baby shower gifts!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The knit pouf ottoman is from Urban Barn and really does a great job pulling together the “natural” elements in the room!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

How adorable is this elephant head {ceramic taxidermy is my favourite}!!!!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

“W” is the first letter of their last name so when I saw this fantastic basket at Homesense for under $20, you can bet I was taking pictures to send to momma-to-be who was there that afternoon to scoop it up! It will be great to collect baby’s toys!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The infamous spoon mirror almost didn’t make the cut, but I think it adds just the right pop for that wall!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

When I spotted this yellow pedestal table while I was 2 hours away, I knew that it may just have to make the trip back to Peterborough.  Lucky for me my awesome friend saw what I saw and thought it would be great for the space.  I just adore the pop of colour it adds and it will transition well as baby grows up!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

See those adorable knit booties?! Knit with love by baby’s amazing grandma, I am still hoping she will make a few grown up sized pairs!  The elephant bookends were a find at the same time as the yellow pedestal table {I really need to stop shopping for others, I am so lucky she lets me}!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

How much do you love those quatrefoil sheers?  Under $20 for two panels at Homesense on clearance, what a find!!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

After a little bit of a lamp mishap, a thrifted find stepped in as a replacement and with a coat of spray paint I think it looks just as good as its $50 brother {may it rest in peace}

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece at Homesense for a great deal and then seeing it in a design magazine or high end home store only days later!  This hamper was one of this things and I just love how it ties in with the natural elements of the room.

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The super plush shag carpet is going to be one of baby’s favourite spots.  It has already proven to be canine big brother Jack’s favourite place in the nursery as well!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The ikea dresser offers a great amount of space to hold all baby’s things and will continue to grow with baby for years to come!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

It is truly a beautiful and calming space fit for the little prince or princess who will be arriving any day now!!

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Woman vs. Stencil Take II: Painted Curtains

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This project is from August…..

No but seriously, I am not letting my procrastination keep your from Woman vs. Stencil: Take II

Believe it or not even after the tragic woman versus stencil marathon match that ultimately resulted in my loss by decision, I decided to tackle a stencil project again!  Trust me, I was as scared as you are to read another post about my DIY failures…. Buuuut I have to tell you something, when it comes to stenciling there are these {somewhat totally important} tools that you need called stencil brushes {who knew} and when you pick yourself up some of these nifty little gadgets I can attest to the fact that the once daunting stencil project gets a hell-of-a-lot easier!

I had been searching high and low for curtains for the coral and gold room.  I had tried some coral sheers but they were too much for the space, I had tried some white and gold geometric but they were too stark in comparison to the linen bedding.  I was at a total loss, which is not unusual when it comes to home decor lately, do you ever feel like you are just a few steps ahead of the stores?

On a whim one day I decided I would test out the linen Ikea curtains we have in the dining room in the room just too see if they would work… and I LOVED them but they were definitely missing something.  That’s when I decided I would take on my enemy, the stencil once again to give my plain old Ikea curtains a little somethin-somethin!

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I started with this Martha Stewart Stencil from Michaels {bought with a 40% off coupon of course}.  It cam in a variety pack of stencils and I decided this particular variety was going to be best for me, so needless to say there may be Woman vs. Stencil Part III coming your way in the future.

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See that there… that’s a stencil brush… and for the total cost of about $3 I was able to get a pack or 3 of them.  They made my stencilling experience oh so much more enjoyable!  As you can see I used some painter’s tape to keep my stencil in place and a paper plate to hold my {gold} paint {martha stewart craft paint}.

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This was the perfect second stencil project as I didn’t care if the lines were perfect.  I quickly learned that blotting off the excess paint on my brush and “reloading” more regularly was the best way to get the look I wanted and to limit dry time between moves of the stencil.

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I just moved the stencil as I went and used the seam on the curtains as a guide to keep the pattern {somewhat} straight.

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and voila! Super simple DIY painted curtains.

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 I love the texture you get when the light hits them. Definitely not perfect but that’s the best part!

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