Nursery Decorating Ideas: Gray and Yellow Elephants

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I’ve been following the progress of this nursery for quite a while. Erin, a new mommy and blogger behind Domestic Adventure, is a hands-on homemaker and who isn’t afraid to tackle DIY projects. Many of the items in this Gray and Yellow Elephant Nursery were handmade by Erin herself! Like the window valances and the updated yellow dresser.

Details below.Child’s Name: Isaac

Child’s Age: 2 weeks

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

What was the inspiration for the room?

From early on, the color palette and some fabric choices molded the idea for a gray and yellow nursery. Erin put together a design board at 28 weeks! It’s colorful and playful with lots to look at, yet also soothing and comfortable.

Real Room Details…

Paint: Olympic paint matched to Benjamin Moore‘s Gray Horse

Dresser/Changing Table: Craigslist find with some DIY love

Framed Wall Art: DIY by Erin

Hanging Book Sleeves: Hanging Book Sling DIY

Ottoman: DIY Ottoman

Embroidery Hoop Art: DIY Hoop Wall Art

Crib: DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

PomPoms: Larger-than-life pompoms from Etsy seller PomLife

Hanging Stars: Made by Erin’s sister for their wedding

Elephant Window Valance: DIY by Erin

See more nursery photographs and room details on Domestic Adventure!


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. So cute, and we just love the gray and yellow color palette!

  2. Thanks so much for the feature, Nicole! I love the collages you made…and thank you for all your kind words!!

    – e
    .-= Erin @ Domestic Adventure’s last blog ..Top Ten of Twenty Ten =-.

  3. Nice website and thanks for the comment! I haven’t been on 20 something bloggers in AGES!!!

    • Thanks!
      I hadn’t been on 20 Something Bloggers in ages either. I logged in to modify the email settings, since I get one every 3 mins, and I found you… what do you know!

  4. That dresser is to die for. I love that Erin added drawer pulls to the piece – I never would have thought of doing that. And the Pottery Barn numbers are fabulous. Only question – I was so afraid of going near paint at all when I was pregnant – is there a guideline on the types of paint to use or do you just wear a mask?
    .-= jaime’s last blog ..stroller fingers =-.

  5. Erin,
    Love love the nursery! what color of gray and kind of paint did you use???

  6. emily fleming says:

    hey i was wondering where you got your fabric we have been looking for that for months and we can not find it! thanks!!!!

  7. Hi, I love the colors and the elephant theme! I would love to know where you purchased the elephant measurement banner. Thanks!


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