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Scarlett’s Vintage Teacup Inspired Nursery


From the beginning I knew I wanted a vintage teacup theme. I was scared to work with florals and painting a room pink for fear it may just look outdated and granny style but with painting stripes  and picking modern floral prints it came together nicely to complete the teacups around the room.

Design Inspiration

The idea for this nursery came from a single image I came across on Pinterest almost a year ago, a stack of teacups. I knew if I ever had another little girl I would design a room completely inspired by that image. As the theme developed, I knew I wanted to keep the mood soft, with pinks and blues, and lots of warm vintage inspired pieces. Details were important and I believe they make a room. We mixed a lot of antique finds with new pieces made to look old, such as the furniture. Fabric choices for the foot stool, crib pillow, and rocking chair cushion were all chosen in floral prints to keep with the teacup theme. This room definitely reflects mine and my husbands taste and we have a true love of anything vintage.

Decorating Style

A mix of vintage and DIY details. I don't like anything too 'matchy' in a crib set so I combined pieces from different places.

Project Details

Paint colors: Main walls- Valspar Pink Wink, Stripes- Valspar Pink Wink, Warm Pink, & Sweet SixteenFurniture: Young AmericaCrib skirt & blanket: Harper set by Pottery Barn KidsCrib sheet: CartersCrib bumper: Serena and Lily Teacup lamp: DIY collection of antique teacupsPig wall art: LoxlyHollow on etsy.comWall name: DIY painted letters from Ben FranklinButterflies: Bugsloft on etsy.comGlider: Klaussner Carolina Glider in Kambry Pink sold at Babies R UsGlider pillow: SuttonPlaceDesigns on etsy.comFlower table: Pottery Barn KIdsRuffle lamp: DIY projectFoot stool: DIY makeover of thrift store find using Flower Sugar fabric by Lecein FabricsFabric Bunting: VintageGreenLimited on etsy.comCup of Tea Wall wall art: DIY in photoshopBlack and White Girl w/ Tea Wall art: InTheCrystalPalace on Etsy.comPink flower hook: Pottery Barn KidsRound mirror: Thrift store find, spray painted whiteGallery wall frames: Hobby lobby, spray painted whiteFloral clock: Gift from my grandmother 16 years ago, painted by family friendKids rocking chair: AmazonBook shelf: DIY wood pieces from Lowe'sTea cups, Vintage Keys, Ball jars: All antique findsPhotography: Mott Photography, Richmond VA

Favorite Items

My favorite details is the 'You are my cup of tea' sign, the teacup lamp, and ruffle lamp, which were all made by my husband and I. I think these are details that Scarlett will really love when she is older and knows they were DIY projects for her.


Choose furniture that will grow with your child. This was important to me with both of my girls rooms, as I didn't want to dish out tons of money for a fancy crib that could only be used for a couple of years. Both cribs we've purchased convert to toddler and then full sized beds, the head and foot board creating the grown up bed. So worth it to make that furniture last!

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Tuesday 5th of June 2012

I bought a convertible crib for my baby as well, but I don't know if any bedding will fit. I haven't get it yet, so I am not able to measure it, but I pretty sure it's bigger than the standard 52"x28".

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