Featured Nursery: Eclectic Vintage Nursery

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New mom Jen Hauer has followed Chic & Cheap Nursery for quiet some time and she finally got her chance to put together a nursery for her precious baby girl, Kynlee. She sent photographs of her eclectic vintage nursery and we are thrilled to feature it on the site.

Child’s Name: Kynlee Jamison Child’s Age: 6 Months Location: Cincinnati, OH What was your inspiration for the room? I think there are almost too many inspirational rooms and photos out there, so it was hard for me to decide which direction I wanted to go with her room. I am really inspired by rooms that are light and bright but still feel warm and inviting. I love organic, natural items that are fun and trendy as well as functional. And who doesn’t love a good DIY project to make it very personal? I tried to make it a reflection of us while just having fun with it! I have no design training or history whatsoever and just did my best to create something unique and special for our little one.

Describe your decorating style. Eclectic, vintage modern Favorite items in the room. Pallet Shelves, Re-purposed dresser, Rustic Aqua Side Table and all of the special items that were made by my husband and I or passed down from family.

Any advice for mamas-to-be decorating a nursery? Make a plan and a budget! Even if you end up ignoring both it’s a great way to start and be on the same page with your spouse or significant other (or even just yourself). Don’t stress or put unrealistic expectations on yourself—just do what you can when you can. Also, try to find something special from a family member to add in to the room — something that will be unique to your child’s nursery. It’s a fun way to involve the family and to fill the nursery with heritage, instead of just stuff. And have fun!

Scroll down for more images and room resource list.

Room Resources.

Paint: Gray Morning by Valspar
Craigslist score for $10! Re-painted white, added mustard knobs from Anthropologie
Chaise Lounge: IKEA EKTORP ($300)
Aqua Rustic Side Table: Hobby Lobby
Bird Print (above dresser):
Etsy shop Paperklip
Moose Print (above dresser):
Urban Outfitters
Antoinette Damask Curtains ($29) from Urban Outfitters
Wallpaper (behind crib):
Yellow Jacobean Floral from Allen & Roth (at Lowes)
Vintage Deer Hook: Urban Outfitters
From my mom (used to hang in our house when I was a child!)
Pallet Shelves: Handmade by the papa-to-be. He didn’t even use a tutorial! I showed him a picture as inspiration and he just made them how he wanted!
Mini-Rocker Chair: This was my husband’s from when he was a child.
Target — I would not have picked this crib, to be honest, if it weren’t for the fact that it was the only mini-crib that would fit in the opening in the room. However, I am happy with the quality.
Crib Skirt:
It’s actually a blanket from IKEA
My husband got it from an old building from the 1800’s. It contained lead paint so we had to scrape it and cover it multiple times with polyurethane to meet regulations. Thankfully it’s out of reach of baby so it’s not something I worry about her touching or chewing on!


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of ChicCheapNursery.com and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. Great nursery! I love all the details and layers – it manages to be serene and colorful at the same time. And the wallpaper behind the crib is awesome!

  2. What a lovely nursery…i love that she went out of the box and did something different. Baby Kynlee is a very stylish baby already ;)

  3. I love that rug! Where is it from?

    • Jen Hauer says:

      @Shannon, Hi Shannon- the rug is actually from Ireland that my husband has had for years! They sell knock offs like it at IKEA for very reasonable though =)

  4. Beautiful! I would love to know what the wall color is.

    • Jen Hauer says:


      Thanks! It’s called Gray Morning by Valspar =) It turned out a little more bluish than I had wanted but it works if that is what you’re going for. It’s definitely a very cool gray.

  5. This nursery is so so beautiful! i love everything about it! great job momma!

  6. Hi, I love the owl on the dresser. Can you tell me where you got it from? Thanks very much

  7. The pallet shelves are such a clever idea and look great. I’m impressed the papa-to-be did this from a picture without a tutorial!

  8. Just wondering how you liked the mini crib. We are on the fence of full vs mini. Thanks!

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