Baby W’s Clean, Modern and Bright Nursery

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With a combination of craigslist finds, Ikea staples and DIY art, I worked hard to create a space that was relaxing yet stimulating to our expected baby boy.

Design Inspiration

Our house is full of vintage and retro peices from the 50's and 60's combined with some new pieces. I wanted the nursery to reflect our personal style, but have the feel of a space designed for a baby/child. (and lets face it, I wanted to be able to enjoy it too!)

Decorating Style

Vintage/Retro mid-century modern

Project Details

A lot of my inspiration came from real nurseries on this website as well as other baby blogs. I also used some peices that we had in our house as well and re-purposed them in the nursery.

Because I didn't want to spend a ton of money, I did a lot of the projects myself and found a few of the items on craigslist.

I made the mobile and art above the crib myself and really enjoyed putting the time and effort into the space like that.

Favorite Items

One of my favorite items is the dresser/change table. We picked it up for free on craigslist and I painted the drawers white and used the original hardware. We then bought the change table pad and secured it to the top.


Make a design board! I did one in the beginning and it really helped me stay on track and edit the space. Also, do tons of research online. (though I have to admit, that's half the fun!) And lastly, CRAIGSLIST! Our crib is the Gulliver from Ikea, but we got it on Craigslist in great condition for $35.


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    What an awesome nursery!  This just goes to show that you really shouldn’t underestimate the possibility of getting lovely pieces from Craigslist.  I also love your advice on using design boards, to help you stick to what you have in mind.  This is especially important in nurseries where you try to find everything by yourself.  I love the mobile and the other accents of this room :)

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    Lovely nursery!  I love the mobile and the changing table.  Very creative and such a soothing space.

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    Love love your nursery!  Would you mind sharing the paint color?  I am painting my son’s room grey, but can’t seem to find a shade that doesn’t look lavender.  The paint on your walls looks perfect.  Thanks!

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