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Nursery Inspiration

A few weeks ago I was pretty sure I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate the nursery. Of course, that was when I thought we were having a girl...

Years ago I stumbled across an adorable flannel print on a remnant table somewhere- I snapped up several yards for $10 or so, figuring that some day I'd find a use for it. When I found out I was pregnant I immediately ran upstairs to my fabric stash and pulled it out. I decided to do aqua/robin's egg blue walls with vintage prints and the flannel fabric as my inspiration. I figured I would just add more pink or blue depending on whether the baby ended up being a boy or a girl.

We're using the crib I had as a baby and some other pieces of furniture we're acquiring via Craig's List and Mom and Dad's attic so I thought I'd paint everything a creamy white so that it all matches. I envisioned a very soothing and tranquil nursery.

Now that I know that we're having a boy however my vision has changed a bit. I still want to use vintage touches like my Dad's old baby dish and some beautiful vintage posters I purchased but I think I might want to be a little more bold with the colors.

Below is my current inspiration board. We're most likely purchasing the creamy white chenille chair and the changing table this weekend from Craig's List- I'll probably paint the table and the shelves we're getting from my folks as planned. I'd still like to do aqua walls as that way if we have another baby in a few years and it's a girl the color will still work. But I might change the fabrics... I'm now leaning towards aqua with red accents and maybe a little navy thrown in.

I have a small piece of the Dick and Jane fabric on the bottom left, and am considering using that along with the Dick and Jane blocks above it as my accent fabrics. With some red and cream ticking for the curtains, the crib skirt, and some other touches I think it would be really cute! The two books in the inspiration board show 2 of the prints that I have that I'd like to frame in cream-colored frames. I have 2 different baby plates in the same style, one was my fathers, one was purchased at Brimfield and I'll hang those on the wall with plate hangers. We also have an adorable vintage Lucite nightlight shaped like a spaniel that my mother got for us- I think it will work perfectly in the room...

What do you think?? Opinions? Suggestions??? Right now I'm really loving this idea and can ALMOST see it in my head....


  1. Aww, you never cease to amaze. In a few years you should audition for HGTV design star. :) It's going to look beautiful. I love how you combined things that have sentimental value with things that you've acquired for future projects. The creamy white furniture will look awesome. Can't wait to see how you progress. Make sure everyone else lifts the furniture!


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