Vintage Thrifted Nursery Decor

So, as you may know we are renovating our home.  We bought it, stripped it down to the studs and room by room it is finally coming together.  I wish I had documented the process better (I’m a photographer and I should know better) but life gets busy and well….I didn’t .  However, I decided from now on as a room comes together and is “finished” (that term is relative as you will see) I will post photos for friends and family.

First room up: Claire’s nursery (she is 17 months old now and in the images she is 6 months…’s hard to keep up on things like blog posts when you have three kiddos, lol)

Her nursery turned out just like I wanted and I love it so much!  There are no baseboards yet, but as I said “finished” is a relative term). There is something you should know about me.  I’m really cheap.  I have great taste, but I refuse to spend lots of money decorating my home.  All of her furniture was bought secondhand online.  The decor was either crafted by yours truly or scored at one of my favorite thrift stores.

vintage/thrifted nursery

vintage/thrifted nursery

I scored this crib for $150!!! My mom made her quilt, the crib skirt was from my 8 year old daughter’s nursery bedding, the rug was a cheap Ikea find that I painted stripes on (that was a process…), I made the tissue poms and the canvas print was made by my Uncle and presented to me at the baby shower.

2014-04-08_0004The dresser I bought secondhand online and it came with a nightstand both for $100.  I didn’t even have to paint them!  The frames are thrift store finds that I painted and the letters are from Hobby Lobby with scrapbook paper modge-podged to them. The lamp I already had but it was bright green so I spray painted it silver metallic and used an old sheet to cover the lampshade. The basket and liner is from Pottery Barn and was a gift form my Mom.

2014-04-08_0002The armoir belonged to my husband and was fugly, that is until I painted and distressed it and changed the hardware.  The old blue chair was one of my favorite thrift store finds.  The wooden “Happily Ever After Starts Now” sign was used at our wedding. The birch tree wall decal was a clearance score from Target and I made the flowers out of tulle and glued them directly to the wall.

2014-04-08_0007I bought her these gold slippers from Old Navy shortly after I found out she was a girl.

2014-04-08_0005This adorable teddy bear was a gift from my Mom when I was in high school.  The framed print of her name was a gift from a dear friend.

2014-04-08_0006The rocking chair was a secondhand online find for $80.  Generally, that would have been a little too high for me but I had been searching for a used one for months so when I found this one I splurged.  It was still way cheaper than buying one new and all I had to do was freshen it up with some white spray paint….which I already had.  The lamp is a Goodwill find that I spray painted.  I scored the lampshade from on clearance from Target and I made the burlap flower.  The vintage bottles and baby gown were from my favorite antique shop.

She loves her nursery!




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