Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Vintage Modern Nursery: The Reveal!

Vintage Modern Nursery

Reese’s Nursery is finished and I am in love.

Color pallet inspiration

It began with a lot of pinning and a lovely color pallet inspiration.

Vintage Modern Nursery 1

And it became a space that I can’t help but go back to over and over just to sit and enjoy myself.

Vintage Modern Nursery 2

This space has been a balance of vintage and modern, sentimental and new, DIY and store bought.

Glider 1

Many hands have helped make this space a reality, and I love all the special touches that are throughout it.

Glider 2

Like the rocking chair that has lulled all the babies on my side of the family to sleep.

dressed up daybed

And the daybed that used to be in the guest room (my dream room growing up) at my grandparents’.

Vintage Modern Nursery 3

I love how the pale blue walls create a serene environment and keep it peaceful despite all the bright colors.

Nursery Vingette

So many of the pieces revamped to decorate with were bought well before we even thought this baby could exist.

Vintage Modern Bumper 1

The fabric for the art, bumper and pillows were what drove the look of this space.

Vintage Modern Bumper 5

But not everything had to be handmade—sometimes it’s just easier and cheaper to buy!


I love that I was able to use pieces from Jace’s nursery and upcycle them into girly items for Reese.

Vintage Modern Nursery 4

The room is full, but I love how everything came together.

Coral Dresser Makeover

And it has been so much fun to fill these drawers with girly clothes!

Coral Dresser 10

We paid attention to the details. And as much as I would have loved to just not worry about it or take an easy route instead, I’m so glad we put in that extra work.

Finishing Touches 5

Now I just have to make sure my cat doesn’t try to attack these birds.

Vintage Modern Nursery 5

The room feels so bright and light. Again, I attribute that to the wall color.

Finishing Touches 1

My sweet baby girl will spend her first few months resting in the bassinet that was also shared by her brother and cousins.

Finishing Touches 6

The finishing touches pull it all together.

Finishing Touches 8

And someday when she’s ready to move out of her crib, a “big girl” bed will be ready and waiting for her.

Vintage Modern Nursery 6

My first project for the room, the little dresses art, are a perfect focal point on the longest wall in the room.

Vintage Modern Nursery 8

And just to keep it real, we still have a diaper pale and plenty of things stored in the closet!

Thanks for stopping by for a tour! I have loved taking you along in the process of creating this space.

If you’re wondering about some of the details for the room…

Wall Color: Blue Horizon by Sherwin Williams
Dresser Color: Charisma by Sherwin Williams
Fabric for crib bumper, pillows, birdies, lampshade and dresses on the wall: Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, bought from Poppy Seed Fabrics
Crib Sheets: Tiddliwints Safari Friends Dot
Dust Ruffle: Living Textiles Baby Hopscotch from Baby’s R Us
Crib: Bought off Craigslist for Jace, painted by Nolan
Nightstand: Bought at an antique store in my town
Lamp: Bought in 2000 for my college dorm room
Tassel on Lamp: Vintage, bought off Etsy
Glider: Bought for my nephew 8 years ago and passed down to us
Glider and window covering fabric: Home Décor fabric from Joann’s
Daybed: Bought years ago for my grandparents’ guest room, passed down to me in 2004
Daybed Quilt: Home Classics Laguna Quilt from Kohl’s
Bassinet: Bought 8 years ago from Rite Aid
Dresser: Bought at the ReStore and then fixed up
Baskets: Toys R Us
Red Trays: Target
Tutorials/Details Posts for DIY Projects: Bird Houses, Dresses Art, Mobile, Glider, Throw Pillows, Birdies, Pillow Cases & Shams, Button Letter, Ribbon Flowers, Roman Shade & Valance, Dresser, Crib Bumper, Finishing Touches

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  1. Oh, I love it Jill. It's so beautiful!

  2. Great job. It's lovely. The only thing that would make it sweeter is Reese herself.

  3. Awesome job Jill! Reese will feel very loved in that room. We'll have to see some pics of her in the room once she makes her debut!

  4. It came together so beautifully! You did an amazing job with this, and I love it. =)

  5. GORGEOUS!!!! SHe is one lucky little lady! I can't wait until I see pictures of her!!!!! This belongs in a magazine!

  6. Beautiful and wonderful how everything is just so and pulled together. Congratulations, she is one lucky little lady :D

  7. It's AMAZING!!! So well put together and thought out! Now we just need that sweet girl!!!

  8. This is absolutely amazing! I've been following your process and I am speechless. It has clearly been a labor of love. Congratulations on both a beautiful room and the upcoming bundle of joy to fill it!

    1. Also, I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Come over and check it out,

  9. what a great space! i love all the color and pattern in here, and that bird house art...super fun!

  10. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts. You were featured today - twice!

  11. You did a wonderful job on this nursery! I'm so glad I saw this the colors are fabulous!
    -Jacque @theDIYvillage

  12. AB FAB! Be proud of all your hard work.

  13. Such a cute room! You did a wonderful job!

  14. Wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Every little thing is just perfect! I love all the patterns that are mixed and somehow look perfect together! The bird house wall hanging is amazing too!

  15. What a really cute space! I love the colours....that wall colour is so calming. I am in love with the little bird houses with the fabric birds - so cute!


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