When I found out I was having another little girl, I began dreaming, pinning, and thinking about how I wanted her nursery to be. I didn't get to do all this planning/nesting/shopping with my previous twin pregnancy.. their nursery randomly came together while on the thrones of bed rest. I ordered things online thinking and hoping it would all 'work' together. This go round I was excited at the thoughts of bringing my ideas for her room to life - but really being able to have a first hand into creating it from scratch. I have a love for all things vintage, and any time I searched for themes and nursery ideas with that in mind, the French Vintage theme kept popping up. I wanted it to be pretty 'girly' for this little princess, but with a touch of the vintage side her mama loves so much.
With a 'french vintage' theme in mind, the pieces just kept coming together as the months of planning went on. The room 'construction' began with the idea and love of a reclaimed wood wall and ended with her name in handwritten calligraphy hung above her daddy'd 33 year old 'vintage' crib.
French Vintage - distressed and antiqued furniture with accents of rose, gold, coral, and cream.
Photography by: bfaith photography
'Baker' sign: linen + lace shop
Reclaimed wood wall: the rustic door tx
Crib refurbish: the rustic door tx
'Dream' bunting: pearl and jane
Fabric banner: the olive grove shop
Bedding, crib blanket, pillows, changing pad cover: love bug baby bedding
'Sparkle' pillow: pearl and jane
Chandelier: canton (trade market)
Shabby wool rug: luneberry designs
Rocking chair: canton (trade market)
Dresser: the rustic door tx
Shelf: canton (trade market)
'Hello sweetie' pillow: live sweet shop
Fawn 'sweetie' doll: live sweet shop
Clock: hobby lobby
Floral letter 'B': momma coco designs
Lamp base: hobby lobby
Tea stained lamp shade: gift
Lamp shade flower: aldonas boutique
Fluted bowl: hobby lobby
5x7 picture frame: hobby lobby
Crystal door knob: the shabby shak
Hanging picture frames: gift
After searching for the perfect crib, I was set on a wrought iron of some sort.. until we realized how much they cost, and then decided to take a different route. My mother in law casually mentioned that she had held onto my husband's crib for the last 33 years and immediately looked into how we could re-use it for our sweet baby girl. It was easier than I thought to have it refurbished to safety standards and repainted to match the theme of her room. After seeing it put together, the thoughts of a sleeping Baker in that bed flooded my mind. It was perfect and had so much sentimental value tied to it.
Planning a nursery can seem like the most overwhelming undertaking, but finding deals and steals may come easier than you think. Baker's dresser was $60 from a local resale shop. We updated the look with some paint and draw pulls and a 'new' and updated piece came to life! We found use for fun things we thrifted for minimal cost and took hand-me-downs from family + friends and paired them with new items bringing her nursery together as complete. It doesn't have to cost a fortune to create a dream nursery! Take your time, do some research, and find the best products for your budget.