My inspiration: I found a picture that I loved online and just started looking for little vintage treasures to put in my baby girl's room. I went to flea markets all over and found some amazing finds. As it all started coming together, it's better than I even imagined!
What brand and color of paint did you use? The room was actually already painted a light tan color and I just left it at that since it went so well with everything else.
What brand of crib did you buy? Where from? I bought the white Gracco crib from Walmart.com
What brand of furniture did you choose? Where did you buy it? I found the entire bedroom set - dresser and mirror, night table, and 6 drawer dresser at a vintage outlet for $130. We sanded it down and painted it white, then sanded the edges to give it that shabby chic look. I found the glass knobs at Anthropologie!
What bedding set did you use? Where did you buy it? The bedding I found was at TJ Maxx for $59.99. It's a 9 piece set that just fit in perfectly with my theme.
Tell us about your window treatments, lighting, rugs, wall decor and accessories. Where did you buy them - were any handmade? I found the white vintage curtains at another flea market. They are estimated to be from the 1940's are simply elegant and beautiful, The hand carved vintage tie backs were from the same flea
How did you store all your baby goodies? In baskets, on shelves? I have them stored in cute hat boxes in her closet.
How long did it take you? Was it easy, fun, difficult? What was your favorite part? I started collecting items for the nursery about 3 months ago. The best part was finding antique treasures at flea markets and watching the transformation in her room. My most favorite piece in her room is the vintage chandelier!
Did you do the entire nursery on your own or did someone help you? Who? What did they do? My mom and my aunt helped me - they are the most creative people I know, sewing, painting, re-wiring lights, etc. I had the vision and collected the items, and they helped with bringing some of the antiques to life.
What do you love most about your little one's finished room? I love the soft, comfortable feeling you get when you walk in. It kind of takes your breath away. The chandelier is by far my favorite piece. It was $45 at a flea market - and easily could have been sold for $200 had it not been pouring rain that day. I think the vendor felt bad that I was pregnant and shopping in the rain! It has real fenton glass on it, and we painted it white, rewired it and added real glass crystals. When my husband hung it up, I wanted to cry - the room was perfect!!
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