Whimsical Nursery Decor

It's time for another Thrift Store Challenge hosted by two of my lovely friends, Emily from Le Cultivateur and Tara from Stilettos and Shiplap. Each month a group of us DIY-loving thrifters get together to show off our latest thrift flips, DIY projects, and repurposed vintage finds. Everyone's projects are linked at the bottom of this post so be sure to check them out!



I've been making a lot of progress on the nursery this past month and it's felt so good to finally pull that space together and make it feel like an actual bedroom. I'll be focusing on how I redid one corner of the nursery using lots of repurposed items for this Thrift Store Challenge.


I've repurposed a lot of decor from around the house in this space and have had a lot of fun redoing some old pieces to fit this new room. I'm going for a whimsical, fairytale vibe so I'm using lots or rich colors, nature elements, gold accents, and, of course, vintage details.



I took the little bird mobile that used to hang in Emmitt's nursery and turned it from silver to gold with a little "Antique Gold" Rub n Buff to match the gold tones I'm using in Isla's room.



Next I took an old model ship I had bought from Facebook Marketplace for $5 a couple years ago and painted the whole thing white. I used a little Rub n Buff on the anchors and other tiny details to tie in the gold on the birds. My plan was to suspend the birds and ship above Isla's changing station to look kind of like a Peter Pan-esque flying ship. Nathan secured it for me with strong, clear fishing line and I think we totally achieved the look I was going for.



This teal Jacobean credenza belonged to Nathan's family and we inherited it shortly after we got married. It's a gorgeous piece, but I wanted to make a