Shabby Chic Vintage Nursery

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Description

After finding out that I was pregnant with a Girl, it didn't take long before jumping right into decorating her nursery. I wanted to create a space that could grow with her, as well as would be calming, feminine and simplistic, all done on a very small budget.

Living in military housing, we were not able to paint any of the walls, so adding personality and character to a very blank slate of a room with white walls was a challenge. I knew that I wanted to go with a shabby chic feel, so my first step was to find a crib and furniture to set the mood for the base of the design.

Design Inspiration

When designing my daughter's nursery, I wanted a design that would grow with her and also incorporated special family vintage items heirlooms into the decor, all while sticking to a budget!

You can find out how we created this shabby chic nursery on a small budget along all of the details of her nursery and DIY's over on my blog: HERE

Decorating Style

Shabby Chic, Country Chic, Vintage, Traditional

31 Comments

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    Can you post the link for the birth announcement I tried searching for “Almost Sunday” on Etsy but only found a jewelry store.

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    The dress forms I found all over, the large one is from TJ Maxx, the medium one is from Michaels and the small is from an antique store

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    what color blue did you use? also…where did you get the roses for the lampshade? thanks so much! we just had our first girl..3 boys and now a girl :-) its fun to decorate!

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    I’d love to know more about that adorable lampshade too – did you make it our buy it as is? It is delightful.

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    How much material did u need for the lampshade? And how did you put it together? It’s gorgeous!

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    I am searching for the bedding…do you know what the name is? I know this was a year ago…wonder if any company still sells this??? :(

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    Sarah Nelson- You can buy the bedding on Amazon, or Ebay. (Tiddliwinks Cottage rose 3 pc set.) I just purchased my two days ago.

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    How did you make the flowers on lamp shade? Do they need rolled first then made into circle? How much fabric was used on this if you remember?

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    Just found this site. I LOVE everything about your nursery. I have searched Target.com for the bedding, but can’t seem to find it. I have found shabby chic in full size, but not crib size. Do you know if they have discontinued it? Is it the shabby chic brand? Thanks!

    Jennifer

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    Jennifer-

    The bedding is discontinued, but I found it on Varage Sale in my area (but no bumper). Then I was able to find the bumper on Craigslist in a different state. I contacted the seller and they were willing to mail it to me! Search hard and someone somewhere will be selling it. :)

    Jennifer Ciani- what color blue did you use to paint the armoir? I’m painting a dresser to match the bedding and looks like you nailed it! Thanks!! Such a beautiful nursery!!

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