1.25.2010

happy babies happy vintage room


Finally.  This mamma is breathing a long sigh of satisfaction.  One more thing to cross off my "baby-do-before-he's-due" list.  And it's not even womb baby's room.  We now have three cribs in our house.  Three.  Two of them were given to us  (isn't that wonderful?)  The twins are almost two years old but I couldn't bring myself to switch them to toddler beds just yet.  They sleep so well and are so nicely contained in their cribs.  I'll let them adjust to the new baby and then we'll try turning them loose.

I am so thankful that I didn't break the piggy bank for this room.  From start to finish, we've spent less than $100. The most expensive item was the fabric for the curtains I made.  The dresser was given to us and we painted it and the bookcase.  The walls were washed in a fresh new color.  All of the other little odds and ends that make this room unique I found at thrift stores or in my attic.  Scrapbook paper and vintage children's books from my childhood home were framed.  And the two little babies now sleeping in their beds-- are memories in the making.


















*This post is linked to:  A Soft Place to Land

56 comments:

Shannon said...

I LOVE the room, it looks so lovely. Great choice in colors too. I agree with you leaving your twins in their crib for now. I think people try to rush their little ones to big kid beds too early sometimes. My little one is 25 months, and although I am ready to have him move to a big boy bed, I am in no hurry.

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous room well done. I love the simplicity of everything put together! The vintage items are gorgeous - I love each and every one of them and you have them displayed so cool! You did an amazing job!

PaisleyJade said...

It looks amazing! I love all the colours together and the cute little toys on the shelf. I bet it's lovely knowing it's all done and finished ready for the new bubba!

Widge said...

This is my kind of room! what fabulous taste and style you have!!

Melissa said...

Oh you did a fantastic makeover her! I love it, and that's my kinda budget! Your very creative, and ya know I had my son in his crib until he was 3 1/2 and he transferred to a toddler bed for just a short time and now is in a twin. My daughter will most likely do the same! I love that they loved it! Why ruin a great thing?!

Heather said...

Cool room! I love the idea of framing pages from vintage books!

Michela said...

It looks gorgeous. I want a room like that for myself! =)

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Your nursery is so cute. My fave part: that chair!!

Kristin said...

I just LOVE it, Joye! So unique and colorful! I bet they love it too!

Carrie said...

I love it...it's so cute! I love all the vintage charm, it's adorable! I'm not a matchy-matchy person...and this is my kinds of style and with lots of memories already there! GREAT job!

Alex and Emily were both in cribs right up until their 3rd birthdays...they never tried to crawl out...so why make it harder on me! Good luck...I'm getting excited for your new arrival too!

Stephanie said...

Now that's decorating on a budget! And it looks fantastic!!! The picture of your twins is breathtaking. Beautiful job!! Now come help me!! :)

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

It IS yummy and you definitely try it! I can't get over how serene, yet child-friendly this nursery is! Great work!

Lara said...

Once again, I am totally in awe of your mad skills. I love the vintage stuff, especially the old books. When I started teaching, I found a bunch of old books like those about to be thrown away. I use them to decorate my classroom now.

Abbey said...

It looks adorable, Joye! Great Job! The little vintage owls and bird are so cute!

mommara said...

I love this room. It is amazing! That ABC cross stick is to-die-for!

Lauren said...

I LOOOOOVE this room!!!! You are my new inspiration for home decorating!!! I can't wait to get started on our nursery!! What color are the walls and where did you get the paint?? I absolutely adore every little thing about this room (especially the curtains!!)

Jess/Proverb31girl said...

Love it!! The simplicity of your projects make me believe even I could do them!

Erin Leigh said...

You have a gift :)

Summer said...

What a wonderful room! The colors, the vintage books, the sock monkey....LOVE!!!

Mich said...

the room is beautiful...it looks happy and bright. Love it!

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Miss Anne said...

i love love love this.
simple, bright, clean.

LOVE IT.
so perfect

Frugal Home Design said...

I love this room. I ALMOST wish I had the need for another nursery so I could decorate it like this. Beautiful!

Jenilee said...

What what a GREAT room!! I love it! Good job! :)

Angela said...

I LOVE each and every corner of this room. WOW..I adore vintage. I was tickled to see you have a red chair on of those shelves. I found three at a yard sale (10cents for all three) ..fantastic job and amazing for the total cost..

too Blessed to Stress said...

Oh my... the yellow clock.. with pudgy birdies... and worn books... to die for! be still my little heart :)

thanks for coming by "too Blessed to Stress." hope you'll stop back soon!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed 2Stress"

Victoria said...

Gorgeous! I have a little owl from that trio! It was my grandmothers and sits by her photo on my dresser now!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

AHHHH!!!! It is SOOOOO cute!!!!

Rebel With an 50D said...

Joye, you did a great job!!
I can't wait for the new baby to be here and take your family pics!!!
Michelle

September said...

JOYE!!! Beautiful Vintage BAby Room! I love Vintage,, and I think you did a fabulisio job!
You are so creative,,, thank you for sharing the final pictures with us.. it is time to take a long-awaited break for you girl!
Breathe easy!

ServinGsus said...

So gorgeous; wanna be my personal decorator? I am so happy for how God has done so much in your life and how blessed you are! You are so wonderful :)

christy rose said...

You did such a great job! It looks wonderful!

Its So Very Cheri said...

The ROOM is ADORABLE. When are you due?

Cheri

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

this nursery is insanely awesome and unique. kudos :)

Michelley! said...

joye,

thanks so much for commenting on my blog! i was so blessed by you!

and i LOVE your vintage style! super cute and fresh.

and i have really enjoyed reading all your devotional writings. so beautiful. and such a Light.

in His Sonshine,
♥ michelle

Tortoise and the Hare said...

This nursery is so beautiful! I love the calm feel. Thanks for showing us that something can look insanely gorgeous and not cost a fortune.

Michelle

Lei said...

So lovely and happy! Everything is in the perfect spot!

Lovely Little Nest said...

I absolutely LOVE this room! It's so unique and colorful! You did a great job!

~ Natalie :)

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

This is one of the best blog baby rooms I've seen in a while! I love your use of color and pattern to make such a cheery space. The art selection and framing is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!!

Kimba said...

Oh my glory! This is adorable! I'm adding your post to my DIY Day recap. Love it! Love it! Love it!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

LOVE. Great vintagey feel. Lil Chick has the same crib bedding, isn't it fun?

Southern Gal said...

I love this! So many of your books and framed prints reminded me of my childhood favorites. Thanks for sharing. Now you can rest a little before that baby makes its appearance?

Your cool friend, Cheryl said...

What a lovely room! My head is swimming with ideas for our playroom after seeing it...

Don't rush your twins out of their cribs. Happy babies = happy mama. My son is 3 and is still happy as a clam in his crib. What's the rush?

ellen said...

Coming over from A Soft Place to Land. I love this room! It is so sweet and I like all of the personal, vintage touches. I really love that you did it on such a small budget!

The Scooper said...

It's PERFECT. Oh how I love vintage baby rooms. Your taste is wonderful. I really don't know how you found the time and energy to do it with your busy little ones. And of course I had to read your story in the sidebar and was overcome with emotion. May God bless you and yours.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

This room looks so fantastic- you have an amazing sense of color!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

This room is DARLING! I love the vintage look. I've been thinking of doing three images over my boys crib just like your tree, bird and pear! Now I've got more inspiration!!

sara's art house said...

Beautiful!

Kristi @ Pink and Polka Dot said...

this is absolutely adorable. fantastic job. i love it!

Holly said...

The room looks awesome! I love the vintage feel!

Michelle said...

I love old stuff....so much personality! Great job.
Can I ask about the pillow? LOVE IT! Where did you find it?
Enjoy your babies....they grow so fast!

Joyeful said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! <3

Michelle~ I picked up the little red bird pillow at a World Market store not quite a year ago--I'm not sure if they still have them!

Kristin said...

Such a precious nursery! I adore the vintage vibe and all the fabulous colors!

a little bit vintage said...

SO cute! I love all the vintage touches and all the colors and patterns are so fab!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!

Smiles,
Rachel

Darlene said...

Way to go Joye!! PRECIOUS. Every square inch. Ready yet.....?????

Alyssa said...

Hi! I just wanted you to know, your nursery was the inspiration for my Pinterest Challenge Winter Edition. You can see my tribute art at myclevernest.com. Thanks for the lovely pictures!

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