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Wilson’s Rustic Nursery


Our baby boy's rustic nursery.

Design Inspiration

We wanted something he could grow into and enjoy for years and wanted to avoid a room that was meant for just a baby.

Decorating Style

Rustic / vintage with a touch of modern.

Project Details

We started with vintage saw blades that were my husband's grandfathers. With those, my husband made the name sign. I ordered the letters online and he built the sign with corrugated metal, wood and nice hardware. We used a gray stain.

To add some pops of color we bought the Eric Carle number flash cards and made wall art by attaching them to two fence boards, cut to size.

My husband built the bookcase out of crown molding. The idea was to show the covers of the books so that Wilson can decide what to read based on the cover.

I made the mobile out of wood cut-outs that I purchased online, a foam wreath (can get at any craft store), some twine and fishing wire.

We picked up the vintage ladder at an antique store. It stores his blankets nicely.

About some of the pieces:  The changing table was mine from when I was a child and the suitcases belonged to my husband's grandma - we added legs to make them side tables. The toy chest belonged to my husband's dad.

Once we had our staples, we picked up other pops of color along the way and my mother in law made the quilt hanging on the crib.

Favorite Items

The green frog. I found this at a craft show. It's made out of a gourd and I fell in love with it instantly. I purchased it years ago, before I was even pregnant, because I knew that one day I would incorporate it into a nursery somehow.


Don't be afraid to DIY!