{Preggo Files} Vintage Baby Nursery Idea Board

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that we have been {slowly} working hard on Baby Lincoln’s nursery.  It’s like having our first child, since this one is a boy!  Poor middle child Amelia got all of Jayna’s nursery hand-me-downs, and because we moved the same month she was born, she never got a nice, fully decorated nursery!  But not this baby….

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So I put a little idea board together of some of the concepts I had in mind.  I’m not a real “baby” nursery person….I’d rather the decor and colors be able to grow with the kid.  And what’s more timeless AND trendy than a vintage baby nursery theme?

The bottom right hand picture is an actual photo of Baby’s new room {thanks to Dave’s handy painting and wainscoting job}….don’t you just LOVE our new window and door frames too?  Eventually the whole house will have them!

The top left photo is one I took of an antique quilt that got handed down to my when my parents sold their house.  Although it’s about 100 years old and falling apart, I really wanted it to be the inspiration for the room.  It wouldn’t withstand actually being used as a blanket, or even the wear-and-tear of just being draped over the back of the rocking chair.  So we decided to carefully fold it and use it as the crib bed skirt!

If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve seen me pinning all of the other images onto my Nursery board.  I first saw the  BabyLit series on zulily.com…and instantly ordered a set for the girls.  They still love them, and I plan on getting some of the more “boyish” titles for Baby {Jungle Book, Moby Dick, Dracula, etc.}.

We’d love to have a rustic shelf {like this one from On to Baby} above the changing table to keep some of his books and maybe an antique car or two {like these from Martin Klasch}.  On the side of the changing table, I’m thinking a coke crate, wood toolbox or old drawer {like this one from Project Nursery}.

Inside the changing table, which is kind of annoying because it has doors and shelves instead of drawers, we are going to need some baskets or bins that I can keep clothing in, but easily pull out.  I loved these Etsy tags on these baskets.  The shop that made them is no longer there, but I’m thinking they would be simple to make.

Over the crib, I’m envisioning big block letters of Baby’s name, or monogram.  Something like the BROOKS name from Shanty-2-Chic.

And finally, we have a small wall {to the right of the closet in the picture above} that will need something too.  My rocking chair and ottoman will be coming out from that corner as well, so I just want something simple.  And then I saw that clock on HGTV’s Rate my Room.  She used it above her chair too, and I think it’s just beautiful!

So those are some of my thoughts and inspirations for the room….we’ve already come a loooooooong way in the room, and I cannot wait to show it to you!  But….it has to be done first!  So hold your horses, it’s coming soon!

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  1. Mom Mom says:

    The quilt was made by your great-great Grandmother. I inherited it when her home was sold, along with the dresser you have in your craft room and the cedar chest. Looks great as a bed skirt on the crib! How creative you are, and love how you use the family heirlooms in your home!


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