Baby Cade’s nursery was a labor of love and a beautiful distraction amid an emotional pregnancy journey–a special time filled with my sweet dreams for our little blessing. Thank goodness for Pinterest and Etsy and their inspiration. I knew I didn’t want “baby baby,” no soft blues or a Noah’s ark wallpaper border. I wanted a classy little vintage bungalow for our little man that was inspired by a flea market find…a rusty, vintage radio flyer wagon.
It is a combination of handmade, salvaged projects, Craigslist finds and fancy splurges…as any good room should be. And it started like all the rooms in my home…with a good fabric or pattern. I found the fabric on pinterest or google (who can remember at this point). I then scoured the internet for the best deal, eventually buying 15 yards of that beautiful Suzani Nile Denton fabric for less than $125. I sewed the window panels and crib skirt with the help of my sweet husband…he kept my sanity and prevented the sewing machine from being thrown through the window and ending up on a snow pile.
I knew I wanted a nice glider, so that is where we splurged, we bought that beauty from Restoration Hardware Baby. I wasn’t sure I’d be sentimental about a crib or would want to pass it from baby to baby (if we are so lucky) so I found a screaming deal, a beautiful weathered grey crib by Million Dollar Baby bought on cyber Monday following Thanksgiving, $350 and free shipping. The dresser we found on Craigslist for $50, painted it, sealed it to make it glossy and added whimsy with cute drawer pulls and knobs from Anthropologie. Matt built a reading nook from white plastic rain gutters…a $15 project that we can’t wait to utilize, we already find ourselves cuddling baby in the nook. What fun! Hope you enjoy it and are inspired!