Ellie’s Vintage Nursery

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I wanted a calm nursery with a vintage feel that Ellie could grow into.  My cousin and aunt are talented decorators and offered to help design the space.  We decided to go with light yellow on the walls, and we loved the chevron stencil that we used.  Pops of color were added with the dresser, wall decor, curtains, crib skirt and pillows.

Design Inspiration

I looked online at different nursery bedding collections to get ideas of what I wanted.  I didn't want to buy a collection because I didn't use half of what was included in my first little one's set.  I gravitated towards the bird and flower themes using a neutral color with pops of brighter color added in.

Decorating Style

I lean towards traditional, and I love anything Pottery Barn.

Project Details

Crib - Babi Italia Mayfair Curved Convertible Crib in Oyster Shell

Dresser - Hand me down that we had professionally redone by Rethunk Junk

Armoire - Henredon piece that a company called Rethunk Junk redid

Glider - Best Chairs Nava Glider

Ottoman - redone piece by Rethunk Junk

Lamp - redone piece by Rethunk Junk

End Table - TJ Maxx

Curtains - blackout curtains that my cousin and aunt "dressed up"

Bob Marley wall print - rawartletterpress on Etsy

Initial wall print - free printable from ontobaby.com

Hanging flower vine - Land of Nod

Wall Art over changing table - free printables

Bird Clock - sayhelloshop on Etsy

Frames - TJ Maxx

Mobile - Heidi Klum Boho Harmony at Babies R Us

Owl Sheet - Babies R Us

Crib Skirt - custom made by my cousin and aunt

Pillows - custom made by my cousin and aunt

Mirror - given by a friend and repainted by my cousin and aunt

Chevron drawer liner - TJ Maxx

Wall Paint Color - Frosted Lemon by Behr


Favorite Items

I have a few favorites.  I love all of my custom made items - pillows, crib skirt, curtains.  It means so much that they were made and given to me by family.  The chevron wall was a group effort by a group of family members.  I also love my glider, it is incredibly comfortable.  The drawer liner is a favorite, as well.


Don't purchase a full set.  It is much more fun to pick pieces you like, and enjoy the process of putting it all together.


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