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Polka Dot Vintage Nursery


We were expecting our first child, a baby girl, in January. The nursery began when we found a vintage dining room hutch that seemed perfect for a changing table. I also loved gold polka dots and used them a lot throughout the nursery to create a cohesive feel. I wanted the nursery to feel collected and curated.

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by pairing thrifted and vintage finds, like an old globe and foam alphabet blocks, with new trends such as touches of gold and sparkle.

Decorating Style

Vintage, collected, fresh

Project Details

Before my husband, Sam, and I found out we were having a girl, we had purchased a vintage dining room hutch to use as a changing table and a rope pendant light. I had also collected some other odds and ends from local thrift stores – an old globe and alphabet blocks. Once we knew a little lady was on the way, we added gold polka dots to the mix to keep the room fun and girly.  My sister, Jillian Wishart, photographed our nursery and took Betsy’s newborn pictures as well.

Here's where to find our nursery decor and furniture:

Changing Table: On a Whim Antiques and Home Decor

Cloud Mobile: The Butter Flying on Etsy

House Print - Blackoutwell on Etsy

Love is Spoken Here Print - PS I Adore You

Bookshelf - IKEA

Rug - Wayfair

Savvy Glider by Little Castle - Buy Buy Baby

Crib Sheet and Changing Pad Cover - Land of Nod

Pendant Light - Shades of Light

Jenny Lind Crib - Target

3 Tier Wire Basket – World Market

Crib Skirt – Pottery Barn Kids

Curtains - Target

Gold Dot Pillow - Anthropologie

Mini Quilt – Handmade

Scallop Glitter Bunting – Handmade

Brass Deer Hook – TJ Maxx

Age Blocks – Buggy’s Blocks - Etsy

Favorite Items

One of my favorite items is the cloud mobile. I love how it floats delicately above the crib, gently spinning the gold rain drops.


My advice is to look for a few fun pieces to include and find a thread to run throughout the design. We used polka dots in different places to make the room cohesive yet collected.


Sunday 17th of January 2016

Can you please share the wall color? Beautiful!

Vote: March Room Finalists 2014 - Project Nursery

Monday 24th of March 2014

[…] Polka Dot Vintage Nursery by jessicaboro Beth, of Project Nursery, says, “I still can’t get enough of this color combination. It’s sweet but cool enough that it takes the sugary edge off and keeps it from being overly girly—just right for a little lady to grow into. There are so many whimsical details in this room that I love.” […]