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Kalia’s Vintage DIY Nursery


Kalia's nursery was not completed until she was about 7 months old.  We moved when she was 3 months old, so I nested for nearly 15 months before I could start decorating!  The room is filled with many DIY projects, pretty much the only things I did not alter were the crib, rug and the glider.

Design Inspiration

I wanted a vintage, clean space that could grow with her from babyhood onward.

Decorating Style

Shabby chic, coastal, vintage

Project Details

Crib- Jenny Lind


Trunk- Vintage find, re-painted by me 


Dresser, Ladder & Nightstand- Craigslist items-  redone by me-


Glider & Stool- Babies R Us, no longer available


Gallery Wall- Frames- eBay, Craigslist & antique finds 



Keep Calm and Change Poop- TheLobsterPot Etsy Shop


Be Kind & Have A Generous Heart Prints- Loopz Etsy Shop


Mon Petiti Chou Chou & Love Grows- Gingiber Etsy Shop 

Je t'aime- Print I made in Photoshop




Hippo Bin 


Pennant- Handmade with fabric found while thrifting


Light- Paper Lantern DIY 




Love You Flash Card Frame- Frame thrifted, flash cards   KAS frames- same flashcards, frames from Hobby Lobby   

Favorite Items

Hard to pick one!  The gallery wall was such a labor of love- finding the frames, picking the art... but I also love her dresser and trunk too!  


Patience!  If you allow enough time and patience, you can find items you have been searching for- the dresser took me two months to find, but I love it!  


Do not be afraid to do things yourself, her nursery was my first time redoing furniture, creating art, and much more, I made mistakes, (some things may be crooked ;) learned a lot and created a space we enjoy.


Between the DIY projects and the Craigslist finds, we were able to save a lot of money and I never felt like we sacrificed the overall design and look I was going for.


Sunday 10th of June 2012


Thank you so much, that is so sweet!


Thursday 7th of June 2012

I do admire your talent and I wish that I had the same talents as you do. Sigh. Great work on this room.


Sunday 3rd of June 2012

Rebecca M,

Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your comment! I actually found a white in the "oops" pile at Lowe's so it was just a lucky find and not the intended color on can, so I do not know the color. I used a matte white spray paint on the handles. I included the link in the post on the makeover project for the dresser. Good Luck on your nursery!!

Rebecca M

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Hi I was wondering what color you used to paint your dresser? I just bought one for my little girl nursery and am searching for the perfect color!


Friday 1st of June 2012


Hi Marissa! Thank you! The frames for the galley wall were craigslist and eBay finds, I included the link in my post on how I found them. The Hobby Lobby frames are in the second to last picture and hold the flashcard letters K A S. Thank you for commenting!