Elin’s Vintage Modern Nursery

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  • IKEA SELJE Nightstand8/15
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  • Alphabet Wall Letters Above Changing Table11/15
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A Project For

Elin Colleen


3 months


Louisville KY


I wanted a nursery that my daughter could grow up in, not one that would always resemble a baby. She won't be little for long so I designed a nursery that she could grow up in or at least last until she was ready to design her room. I also wanted something that was vintage looking with a modern flare to it.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for this project was the color palette. We had just moved in our house and painted her room mint green before I found out I was pregnant. I designed her entire room around that color so I didn't have to repaint.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is vintage/modern. I like to combine a little old with a little new.

Project Details

Hudson Crib: Babyletto

Dresser: Great Grandmothers, repainted

Twin Size Quilt: Serena and Lily (Instead of a crib blanket (which babies don't really use) I purchased a twin size quilt for when she got older.

Crib Sheets: Serena and Lily

Crib Skirt: Serena and Lily

Plates: World Market

Sleepytime Rocker: Nursery Works

Letters: Handmade by Mom

Curtains: Land of Nod

Book Shelf: Land of Nod

Lamp: Target

Nightstand: IKEA

Rug: Urban Outfitters

Light: Lowe's

ABC Letters This is the tutorial for the letters not the actual letters themselves. The letters were hand made by mom.


Favorite Items

The changing table, it was my great grandmothers buffet. I just sanded it down picked a paint color and repainted it. It was perfect for my theme.


Don't be afraid to mismatch furniture, repaint furniture, or do somethings yourself. Start early!


  1. 1

    I’ve seen so many alphabet walls and this one is one of the very best! Congrats on a beautiful nursery.

  2. 2

    Awesome work on that alphabet wall! It’s really perfect.

  3. 3

    I love the colors you have chosen. Restful.

  4. 4

    What did you use for the letters? Fabric?

  5. 5

    Scrap book paper that I picked up from Hobby Lobby, Archivers, and Paper source

  6. 6

    Just curious whether you make/sell the alphabet letters? I’d love them for my little girl!

  7. 7

    Could you tell me exact paint color? I LOVE it!

  8. 8

    R these hard to make my grand daughter’s would love these

  9. 9

    How r these made

  10. 10
    avatar Terri Todde Logan

    These are very easy to make. They are made from paper mâché letters, scrap book paper of your choice and just different color paint for the sides of the letters.

  11. 11
    avatar Terri Todde Logan

    The paint color is called poppy field

  12. 12
    avatar Terri Todde Logan

    I am sorry I have just logged back on and saw this. I could make them, the paper would be different but I think that is what makes them each so unique.

  13. 13
    avatar Terri Todde Logan

    If you email me at territodde.logan@gmail.com I would be happy to give you step by step directions or even talk to you about making them for you.

  14. 14

    What did you use to hang the letters?

  15. 15
    avatar Terri Todde Logan

    Command strips they worked like a charm without damaging the walls

  16. 16

    Thank u so much!!!!

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