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Eleanora’s Vintage DIY Nursery


Obsessed with all things vintage. This was the perfect/cheap DIY project I had in mind for our little princess.

Design Inspiration

VINTAGE. My inspiration for the nursery started with linen and lace. I knew I wanted a lot of neutrals & textures but I also wanted a little pop of color. I did an accent wall in Robins egg blue to brighten it up but still keep it vintage & neutral. 

Decorating Style


Project Details

The crib- Jenny Lind Spindle Crib in Cherry.

The changing table, bookshelf & chair- were all vintage pieces purchased from the local classifieds. My husband refinished the furniture for me.

The pinwheel collage- I made using gorgeous scrapbook paper that I spent hours picking out to add just the right colors and patterns.

The Pom balls- I made using Vintage book pages, coffee filters (some dyed in tea) and tulle. I made sure to add jute & twine for texture and to pull in more neutrals. I hung the larger poms from ribbons I found that added just the right colors I was going for.

I used a lot of frames on her bookshelf, most of which were purchased from TJ Maxx & Ross for my wedding. I have vintage ball mason jars, also a few trinkets from antique stores & the DI.

Curtains- are faux linen. Purchased at TJ Maxx for $20. Score!


Favorite Items

My absolute favorite item is the changing table. It came with the top as is with the handles and everything. It is the most convenient little table and it has made my life so much easier!


I didn't really have a vision going into this as I am no interior decorator. Just pick things you love and make them work. I picked 3 colors that I liked and knew would add just the right subtle pop I needed. I added them in the pinwheels, the ribbons on the pom balls and in things on the bookshelf.

I knew I wanted a Jenny Lind spindle crib. The other 2 pieces of furniture I found also had spindles on them which I loved to kind of tie it all together. 

Everything in her nursery went up one thing at a time and it sort of all just came together. It is so fulfilling knowing my husband and I did all of it ourselves and I hope our Eleanora will love it as much as we do. We have spent a lot of time in her nursery and it is so cozy and exactly the mood we were wanting.


Friday 3rd of August 2012

Love the pinwheel collage! Absolutely stunning!