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Our Upcycled Nursery


A gender neutral upcycled nursery in duckegg blue.

Design Inspiration

I love upcycling furniture and regularly do commissions for people so i wanted a number of pieces for the nursery that I had revamped myself.  When planning the nursery I decided to start with the  Wallpaper and go from there. I was keen to have a piece of furniture that felt completely unique and so i tried to make the tall boy chest of drawers with the wallpapered fronts and retro handles a real feature.

Decorating Style

I would describe my decorating style as eclectic. The nursery mixes brand new swedish style furniture [cot & changing table], mid century revamped retro [the tall boy&lamp] and hand painted, distressed solid wood pieces [the wardrobe, mirror & rocking chair]. The hot air balloon is handmade from recycled materials and the little aeroplane was rusting in my dad's garage, just a bit of chalk paint to give it a new lease of life. I really love the wall sticker which is from Parking Interiors on Not on the High Street.

Project Details


Changing Table: East Coast

Wallpaper: Laura Ashley

Rug & Curtains: Dunelm Mill

Wall Sticker:  Not on the High Street

Wardobe, Rocking Chair & Mirror [bought second hand] painted with Annie Sloan Old white Chalk Paint & finished with Clear Wax. The Tall boy was bought from a second hand shop & painted with Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint- drawer fronts wallpapered with Laura Ashly Wallpaper and crackle glaze drawer handles from Underground Parts ltd on amazon.

The Hot Air Balloon is made from recycled materials. The aeroplane is painted with a selection of Annie Sloan Chalk paint. The clouds were handmade from an old white teeshirt and all have been suspended using fishing line.


Favorite Items

My favourite item is the Hot Air Balloon. It is made from an old wicker lampshade that i've had hanging around for years and the basket had a plant in it at some point but it was being used to keep pennies and pencils in. My boyfriend bought the little teddy on his lunch break, I really loved it and he was very pleased it was just the right size. The hot air balloon was so lovely and fun to make. I've never made anything like this before but I really got into it. I even had a pinterest board dedicated to hot air balloons with dozens of pictures pinned on it as inspiration.


My advice would be, start with one item or pattern that you really like and build around it. For me it was the wallpaper, this dictated the colour palette and the feel of the whole room.

Amy Lorraine

Tuesday 25th of October 2016

Could you help me by giving me more information about how you made hot air balloon...I'm in love with it!