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Braylens Vintage Nursery


As DIY bloggers we knew this nursery would mainly consist of just that, DIY projects. We changed this basic bedroom in to a beautiful nursery for our baby boy. By adding board and batten, transforming the regular closet to a storage bench with hanging space, and adding vintage details all over, we feel we created a fun and unique space for B to grow up in. The bench in the closet will be a great reading nook for him as he gets older, with metal racks holding all his favorite books. We love that we were able to get 99% of the items in here from either Craigslist, eBay, or local auctions.

Design Inspiration

We wanted to create a nursery that would work well not only for when Braylen is a baby, but that also could be a great little boys room as well. We also got inspired by some of the pieces we found along the way.

Decorating Style

We definitely have a love for vintage, but we also like to mix in some midcentury modern pieces as well.

Project Details

Any project that was DIY'ed you can find the tutorial to on our blog, Dream Book Design. You can also find a full list of sources on the blog. The paint color is Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore.

Favorite Items

Our favorite actual item is the rocker. We love its comfort, look, and the fact that it cost us $250 {thats including reupholstery}. But more than an item, we love the closet space. I love that its not only functional for storage and hanging, but it also is a place to hang out and read.


Our biggest piece of advice is to not rush decorating the room. By not giving ourselves a deadline of when the room had to be finished, we were able to add amazing pieces in gradually as we found them.

Alison Mar

Tuesday 30th of October 2012

The first thing I really noticed was the beautiful patterned rug in colors I like. I love how it's not plain yet it also isn't overwhelming and doesn't take the attention away from the little details, which, by the way, are just awesome!

Belle Humphreys

Friday 19th of October 2012

Oh my, what a lovely nursery. So many neat and cool stuff, like the vintage pant hangers, vintage airplane mobile, the vintage brass balloon sculpture, and the metal compass on the wall. Also, even if I am not a fan of iron cribs, yours is just gorgeous! And I can say that you're a master ebay and Craigslist bargain hunter!