As I am now more than half way through this pregnancy, I feel it is time to start getting the nursery organised. Exciting!
Though there is, technically, still heaps of time – 17.5 weeks – I don’t like to be rushed. I want things done properly and at a pace I can manage along side the rest of life. Plus I believe interior decorating will be far more challenging and exhausting if I leave it all to the end when I am the size of an elephant.
As you know I love all things vintage and retro so what could be better than a vintage inspired nursery?
The benefits I can see with such a theme are:
- It can be easily gender neutral
- You can mix and match
- You can get a great result on a budget
- Vintage is so charming!
My inspiration started with a few things I already had laying around the house. I have a cute little collection of reproduction vintage toys that I adore and a few ‘retro’ items from when I was a baby.
Adam (my beloved husband) and I are working on a shoe-string budget, so we are making the most of op shop finds, hand me downs, DIY items and up-cycling items we have already.
I love the challenge of a budget, it is allows for much creativity!
I will be doing a series of blogs entries as we go, recording the process and hopefully providing some helpful hints, money savings tips, vintage inspiration and DIY tutorials along the way.
So here we go…
So the first thing I do whenever I do anything creative is collect ideas and inspiration. Inspiration comes from so many places, old decorating books, storybooks, and trips around vintage shops, op shops and markets. For me it has also come from my own childhood, pictures in my baby album and bits and bobs I have sentimentally held onto through the years.
And of course in this day and age of the ‘inter-webs’, Google images, Pinterest, and of course Etsy are great places to peruse. Just make sure you have some time up your sleeve, as this can be very time consuming.
So here are some of the inspiration pics I have collected thus far.
My next blog entry in this series will be covering my first couple of DIY / restoration projects, including the retro rocking horse restoration!
Till next time – stay safe and loved