Nursery Tour

In my last post, I gave you a little peek at the whimsical, vintage decor I've been putting together in Isla's nursery. And then I realized I've never shown the rest of her nursery! She's 9 months old and I still haven't done a nursery reveal. Granted, it's been a work-in-progress for a long time and is still unfinished, but it feels like it's time. So here it is! The long-awaited nursery tour!



Like I said, I went for a fairytale, storybook, but not too cutesy look for her room. It's the smallest bedroom in the house and I feel a little guilty about that (even though she's a baby and doesn't know any better) so I'm feeling extra pressure to make this room super cool and extra beautiful. I'll take you through all the details of this special space below and update this post as our progress continues.


The Crib



Let's start with the crib. If you've been with me awhile, you may recognize this crib from Emmitt's nursery. I looked and looked for a Jenny Lind style crib when I was pregnant with him but they were all pretty pricey. While traveling with my mom I happened to find the perfect crib near my grandparents' house listed for $10!!! AND they delivered! (Not to my house in Virginia, but to my grandparents' house. Then we were able to somehow fit the whole thing in my mom's car for the long drive home from Wisconsin. It was quite the feat!) It is such a special find to me and I'm still so proud of scoring my dream crib for 10 bucks!


I found the crib skirt and bedding on Amazon. I had a tough time choosing a color/pattern and took a leap of faith with this coral-y orange sheet. I love a lot and think it really warms up the space. I always recommend either adding a drawer or baskets under a crib for extra storage or hiding any loosely stored items with a crib skirt. You can seriously never have enough storage space in a nursery and it's great when you can combine style and function. My baskets are both thrift finds.


Wall Art

The birds above Isla's headboard were found on Facebook Marketplace. They actually go with my gold branches hanging in my living room! I think it gives the space that fairytale, helpful woodland creature vibe and tie in a couple other gold items I have throughout the space. Cribs always seem to be styled length-wise and I liked that this detail gives the illusion that the crib has a head like a twin-sized bed would.


One of my favorite vintage art finds of all time is in this room. I thrifted this embroidered piece for $8! It has the most beautiful colors and detailed stitching and actually has a little note on the back about its story. It was made in the 70's in Italy as a gift for a woman's grandchildren and passed down through the family. I absolutely adore this piece and love that it works so well in this nursery.




The Rug