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Nash’s Up-cycled Nursery


My project was to create a fun and unique nursery for my second son using everything from my first son's nursery.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was pinterest projects and fabric that I fell in love with.

Decorating Style

My style was up-cycled and vintage.

Project Details

The crib, dresser and rocking chair were all from my first son.

The bedding and crib skirt were made by my fabulous mom using fabric I ordered from Hawthorne Threads.

The ladder was from my grandpa and I found it in my mom's garage.

The name letters were purchased from Michaels and covered with fabric using fabric modge podge.

The teal table was originally bright pink and bought for $2 at a garage sale.  My husband painted it using Vintage Teal by it!

The pennant was a DIY project using fabric scraps and twine rope.

The window box frame  was made out of wood by my amazing hubby and then I covered it with batting and fabric using a staple gun.  

The mobile was another DIY made from fabric scraps, fabric modge podge, white ribbon I had at home and sticks from our wedding.

The lamp was old and dusty sitting in our basement....nothing a little fabric and modge podge couldn't fix up!

The bins on the dresser were also up-cycled from my first son's nursery by using my two best friends (fabric and modge podge).

The window on the wall was found sitting curbside on garbage day.  With a little cleaning it was good as new and I plan on putting pictures of the little man behind each pane once he's here.

Favorite Items

My favorite part of the whole nursery is the ladder above his crib.  This ladder was my grandpa's so it has a lot of meaning and I just love the way his name looks in it!


Find fabric that you love and use it however you can.  There is nothing that you can't up-cycle and make better the second time around.


Saturday 28th of July 2012

I love the window as picture frame idea! Very well done.


Tuesday 24th of July 2012

The NASH above the crib is so uniquely and creatively done! And the best part is that the ladder is from your grandpa and has some sort of sentimental value to it.


Thursday 12th of July 2012

The orange fabric was by Robert Kaufman and called Metro Living Tiles in Orange. The crib skirt is from Premier Prints and is called zigzag in Blue Moon.

Hope that helps:)


Thursday 12th of July 2012

What is the name of the fabric you used for the sheet?

Kathy C.

Thursday 12th of July 2012

Very cute nursery!