Tuesday, July 31, 2012

greyer's room.

Our house is finally beginning to show signs of welcoming a new baby. 
We have been nesting like crazy... and all of our recent projects are the kind that actually show the fruit of our labor--it's so rewarding!
I can't wait to show you pics of all the changes! If only I could keep the house tidy long enough to click a few pics...

Greyer's room is probably still the most hazardous. Which only makes sense because it's the one room we've been working on that has a door to close off from the rest of the house. And then I just forget about it for a while. 

The good thing is that we have all of our furniture pieces waiting to be assembled, but we just have to sell this big white dresser first, to make room. 

And, our proudest accomplishment has been removing all the wallpaper in that room! It was by FAR the most tedious process, and the worst in the house, but Ian spent days in there and with the help of family and friends, the walls were finally ready to paint! YAYZ.

But let me show you what the room will look like once we put it all together with the help of my hand-dandy mood board I created: 

As you can see, we are going for an eclectic vintage look that is pretty gender-neutral.
The only item missing from this board is a little hot air ballon mobile that has been hanging in my grandma's house for forever! I am so excited she said I could have it for Greyer's room! 
Also, the brass birds pictured above are from Ian's grandma's house. She gave them to us when she moved out and I am seriously in love with them! I plan to make some sort of art piece with them to hang over the dresser. 

Making a mood board of items you love before buying anything, makes the shopping process much more efficient and effective.
(You only end up purchasing items you love and that look good together rather than a bunch of things you like and think will look good together). 

Email me if you'd like help creating a custom mood board for a room in your house! 

Also, check out some of my recent instagrams (sarahcnelson) to see the other projects we've been doing around here! 


  1. It looks like it'll be such a calm and happy room :)

  2. Greyer...Love that name!


  3. First: I LOVE the name Greyer!
    Second: I can't wait to see how it turns out! Seems we have the same taste in baby rooms, Tommie's nursery colors will be grey, teal, and yellow!

  4. oh i LOVE this room! that is going to be one happy baby (and mama and papa) (:

  5. What great inspiration! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
    xo Josie

  6. Ooohhhh, girl, you're going to have a new stalker on instagram!! You can return the favor if you want to follow me @coachgaines13.

    I love the eclectic feel of the room! What are you doing as far as bedding? I'm intrigued. ;o)

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  8. Love the grey walls and neutral colors :) When are you due?

    Lindsay @

  9. I love the moodboard you made- it looks like the nursery will be adorable!

  10. I can't wait to see the finished room!

  11. such a cute name!


  12. wow this is such a cute roundup!