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Lenora’s Vintage Nursery


Vintage, pretty, eclectic, and bohemian. That sums up this sweet little girl's nursery. After having 2 boys, I was pretty excited to find out we were having a girl, and I was especially excited to decorate the nursery. This bedroom is a labor of love. We did everything ourselves, including painting, making some DIY wall decor & quilts, and hitting the thrift shops and discount stores. Found lots of great inspiration online and at local small shops and thrift stores.

Design Inspiration

After scouring blogs, websites, and pinterest, I decided that I wanted an eclectic vintage inspired nursery for my baby girl. Thrifting is one of my favorite things to do, so I was excited for the challenge of hitting the local thrift shops for cool items for her room. The color inspiration came from the quilt that I found at The Land of Nod Outlet store in Naperville, IL. It was a patchwork striped quilt with different stripes of patterns with coordinating colors. Magenta, light green, goldenrod, peach, and pink were the main colors in this super sweet little quilt. It's hard to see the true wall color in the pictures, it's a pretty light green. After trying 4 different swatches of colors on the walls we went with Spring Green. It was not my original choice but it looked so bright and happy, it was perfect for this nursery.

Decorating Style

My style is funky, vintage and pretty. Romantic, retro, and bohemian.

Project Details

We are lucky to have tons of cool small business shops in Peoria. Relics is an awesome local shop we hit up for some of the decorative items in the nursery. We found the sweet fairy print and statue there. Lost and Found is where I found the re-purposed frame turned photo display, which was painted pink and then strung with chicken wire. Restoration is a very cool shop in the Sunbeam building. We found the shelf for above the changing table there as well as some vintage ballerina prints. The dresser/changing table and the green wardrobe are both from IKEA. The lamp and the sweet fox, carrot, and strawberry softies are also from IKEA. I also hit up many a Goodwill, Salvation Army, and church thrift shop.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the awesome silhouette treehouse print that I found at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago back in December of 2012. The colors are beautiful and I love the imagery of the kids playing in a band. There were so many vendors there, I have no idea who the artist was.

I also love the crochet blanket that I made. I found the free pattern on ravelry, rainbow ripple baby blanket. I bought gorgeous yarn from a sweet local store, Fiber Universe.


Have fun, be creative! Don't be a perfectionist, try something and if it doesn't work, try something else.