Classic vintage style is timeless, this space has a quirky edge using lots of DIY imagination with the easy to create world map bunting and the painted “vintage find” side table.
Green is a colour that can be used for boys and girls, it symbolises nature and works perfectly with mid timber tones so often found in mid-century styles.
tips & techniques:Revitalise a piece of old furniture
Vintage furniture pieces such as this small side table that was an op-shop find can be easily updated for nurseries.
Step 1: Remove the knobs and drawers and give the piece either light sand, or a wash with warm soapy water.
Step 2: Apply two coats of paint – we used the leftover Dulux’s Green Spruce wall paint or you can use a gloss sheen for a shiny finish.
Step 3: Once dry, replace the drawers and the original knobs to create a charming and affordable vintage feature for your nursery.
tips & techniques:Create a vintage
Step 1: Remove the pages from an old school atlas (or childrens book, or wrapping paper).
Step 2: Fold one of the pages in half lengthways to create a light seam. Cut diagonally from the point of the seam out to the edge of the page – this gives you a template to use on the rest of the pages – simply cut around the triangle.
Step 3: Either hand or machine sew the pages to a length of ribbon then use tacks to hang it on the nursery wall.