My original intent was to keep the baby's room fairly "gender neutral". Whoops! The furniture, bedding and curtains were all bought new, but the rest of the pieces we collected from antique stores and flea markets. Some needed painting and a little TLC, but others were perfect just the way they were. You can find all of the project details here.
I have a passion for all things old and antique--so when we found out we were having a baby girl, I couldn't wait to incorporate that into her nursery. We wanted something cozy, comfortable, sweet and vintage…and I hope we've accomplished just that!
Vintage, shabby chic, country cottage, rustic…all rolled into one.
My favorite item is probably the doily bunting above the crib because I think it gives the whole room such a sweet and delicate look. I also love the wainscoting my husband did on the walls--it really completes the nursery!
Start early and be patient when searching for the perfect pieces at antique stores and flea markets. It can be tempting to just buy something to complete a project and cross it off your list, but try to resist if you're not completely in love with it! It took about 3 months to collect all the pieces for the collage above our dresser--however, it was so worth the wait!