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Vintage Inspired, Shabby Chic Nursery


This is my youngest daughter's bedroom.  I have painted, embellished, and repurposed almost everything in it.  My mom handmade the beautiful pillows.  I decided to separate my girls so they could each have their own space.  I wanted to create a space that my daughter would not outgrow for a long time.  As she gets older, her bed will convert and the baby touches can be removed.  It's a room that she can grow with.

Design Inspiration

I wanted the space to feel like a cozy, vintage child's room in an English cottage.

Decorating Style

Vintage inspired, shabby chic.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the rocking horse I found at an antique store for $10!  I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in "grain sack".  I removed the old mane and tail and replaced it with lace strips I cut and various ribbon.  I replaced the eyes with pretty buttons I found.


Attention to detail is important!  If you want to achieve a vintage inspired look, really pay attention when selecting accessories, photos, etc. and make sure they look appropriate to the era you are trying to recreate.


Wednesday 25th of February 2015

absolutely beautiful! Love!