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Capri’s Truly Vintage Nursery


living in a small farmhouse with a tiny room, (8x10) for the nursery, but small spaces can hold great detail and love.  design style does not have to be limited by space or money.  there are many treasures to be found at local sales and auctions, craigslist and thrift stores.  re-purposed and re-loved. 

Design Inspiration

my love for bright colors, calming spaces, sweet details, and truly vintage finds. 

Decorating Style

authentic vintage.

Project Details

there aren't many manufacturer's names or details with most of the things in this room.  most have been loved before they ever reached this room.  to me, that makes them all the more appealing, to give them a second life.  

Favorite Items

wire basket found at a flea market. 


search for some local thrift stores in your area, you'll never know what will come your way.  if you love it, buy it and it will find it's way into your space. 

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  1. avatar Stephanie prosa says:

    I have searched everywhere for a vintage crib like this one! Where did you find yours?

  2. avatar Meghan says:

    Hi Janelle!
    Cute room. We are having twins and I love the wall color since I think it can work for a boy or girl. Do you mind telling us name and color you used? Also, when you repurposed the chair, did you make it a rocker? I am looking for a vintage chair out there but the ones I like are not rockers. Seeing if you or anyone have instructions on how you made a chair a rocker. Thanks!

  3. avatar Janelle says:

    Florence Amber,

    thank you for your nice words.

  4. avatar Janelle says:


    our “lovie” is a girl, born a few days ago here at our home. our sweet annie capri. a doll baby. xoxo.

  5. avatar Janelle says:


    thank you for taking the time to peek into our little world….and to leave such a nice comment. there is so much beauty in the things/people that have gone before us. my mom always says that stuff made in the 50’s never gets old…..and she’s right. it just keeps giving and giving, such quality.

  6. avatar Janelle says:


    thanks for your kind words. i enjoy this room so much more now that our new baby girl is here, annie capri. i think the room fits her perfectly. xoxo.

  7. avatar Florence Amber says:

    I love your wall color! And those photos, too, placed in frames of various colors, shapes and materials.

  8. avatar JenM says:

    Lovie is a lucky baby. 5 stars!!!

  9. avatar Mrs.Echon says:

    I agree,truly a vintage nursery and I love it! I adore that old dresser! Your simple touches brought everything together to give the room an authentic feel. The glass jar for cotton balls,the tin tub,wallpaper inside the shelvings,and the wall panels to the closet.So many beautiful details. I’m getting giddy on this room!

  10. avatar hawahawa says:

    Hi Janelle, am really not a fan of frames of different colors, shapes and sizes being placed together, but you did great with that. I concur, this is a REALLY calming room, I love just how bright it is!

  11. Rachel,

    hi rachel, craigslist steal of a deal! repurposed and reloved! i had to check out several until i found one i really liked. i wanted a big chair so my tall husband could fit well and not feel all squished! :) i’m grateful we found it….just keep looking until you find what you love, it’s out there somewhere!

  12. Kandie Walker,

    hi kandie, it’s really just pieced together from finds i liked. pottery barn bumper pad from several seasons ago that was used for our other children, (however, i did tie ribbon around the existing ribbon to give it some fullness). i layered two crib skirts that i found at garage sales over each other. the pillows are vintage flea market finds and the others my mother-in-law made. thanks for checking it out. have a great day.

  13. avatar Rachel says:

    Beautiful nursery! I love the glider, where is it from?

  14. avatar Kandie Walker says:

    very cute! where did you get the bedding? it is adorable