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!!

Dresser Styling

Remember this lady?

Well as purdy as she was with her fresh new paint job, she needed a little somethin’ somethin’

Enter styling.
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Remember this picture frame I picked up at Value Village for a steal?

Simply Style - Dresser Styling

Well I had big plans for it and with a little wrapping paper and spray paint I turned it into this

Simply Style - Dresser Styling

It is amazing what a few accessories can do.

Simply Style - Dresser Styling

Simply Style - Dresser Styling

I absolutely love love love the colour combo and cannot wait to share the dresser moved into its new home. Stay tuned!

Turtle Turtle

Allow me to take you back…
waaaaaaaay back…..
to a decade you may not even recall…
a decade I don’t recall ever existing…..

Back to when the kitchen of our ONLY 14 year-old house

LOOKED LIKE THIS

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oye!

No your eyes are not deceiving you, that is a real live kitchen in the real live house that we actually were in competing offers for…. believe… or not {no but seriously I’m not kidding}!

After a whole lota primer, paint and elbow grease we managed to transform our lemon lime dream kitchen to something a little more manageable…. it looks like this

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 She aint fancy, but it is pretty amazing what a little paint and hardware can do isn’t it!

Though our chocolate brown {for now} kitchen it a heck of a lot better than the yellow and lime mess we were working with, we pretty much stripped this space of like all it’s personality.  Enter TURTLE!

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I was wandering my fav local thrift store {Vinnie’s} when I stumbled upon this open shelled beauty.  While other’s may have overlooked this $1 dude, I saw nothing but opportunity for him!

I brought him home, doused him in a coat of white spray paint and voila!

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Like an all new man… I mean turtle!

Now you are probably wondering, what the heck are you going to do with this turtle who is missing half his shell.  Well to you strange person asking me rhetorical questions {wait that’s me} I am going to add a little personality to my kitchen that’s what.

Simply Style Blog - Turtle Turtle

ta-da, sure I could have painted him a fun bright colour but lets me honest after this mess

Simply Style - Kitchen Before

a little white turtle to hold sponges is about all I can handle…
I’m working on it with my therapist {ps. I don’t have a therapist}

So there you have it, an easy peasy ceramic animal makeover to add a little “personality” to your space!

Simply Style - Turtle Turtle