“White…is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, and as definite as black…God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, as when He paints in white.” — G. K. Chesterton

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, I had a vision for a little girl’s white vintage nursery…my little girl’s nursery if I were to ever have one. One day Brooke waved her magic wand of ideas and an old vintage wedding dress came into play. From that point on the rest is history and what transpired from there

Our “Days of White” nursery was inspired by some of the most beautiful, memorable days in our lives. For us there is nothing more beautiful than a glowing happy bride and nothing more pure and innocent than that of a newborn baby. White is the symbol of purity, innocence; and in the decorating world, white represents a new beginning. What better way to represent this week’s theme of white than a nursery inspired by the beautiful days of white in our lives? So without further adieu, here is our “Days of White” nursery.

Brooke’s friend Sally had some old wood that she gave her for FREE…what a rock star. Brooke’s hubby Dan helped her screw them together and she whitewashed them to be a subtle white. They then topped it with molding to finish it off. Total cost for the vintage door: $12.00. For more details on how to make this door, go HERE.

In going along with our theme, Brooke found an old vintage wedding dress at the local thrift store. It cost only $25 dollars. With that dress, the bed skirt and three of the pillows were made, and then we bought fabric for $1.00 a yard (at Wal-Mart) to make the rest of the pillows. The entire baby bedding cost us less than $40.00. If you know how expensive baby bedding can be, we think this was a HUGE deal.

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The flower arrangement above the crib is my actual wedding bouquet that
my neighbor specially dried and gave to me as a wedding gift.

The mobile is made from Styrofoam Christmas ornaments found at my local thrift store. The ornaments were 25 cent per three ornaments…and we hung them on a wire hanger that we cut apart. The ornaments were hung with fishing line and we glued then into place on the wire with hot glue.
TOTAL cost for the baby mobile: $1.25!

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We hot glued “Ava” to an old cabinet door, got some old books and sprayed the covers white, got the awesome knobby table at a yard sale for $25.00, and gathered a few more accessories from home and friends to complete the space. We couldn’t resist using an antique lace ruffle pillow too.

This white nursery represents not only new life but also wonderful memories of the past. What a great combination! For more details on how this room came about come check us out at www.allthingsthrifty.com We would love to have you!


  1. Staci says

    I absolutely adore this room. White is my favorite… and the little bit of pink just tops it off. Where on earth did you find that amazing crib?

  2. says

    I am without words. I don't know how you guys get the idea's you do and find the things you find and create the things you create. This is awesome. What a lucky baby girl!

  3. says

    Man.. I LOVE this room… never new white could look so good! I really miss the DI… I have tried to find cool stuff at the Goodwill but… they overprice their stuff and it is not as cool as the DI– Good job ladies!

  4. says

    What a gorgeous nursery!!! I love every little thing about it, it is so perfect. I voted for you, your room really spoke to me. Hugs, Cindy S.

  5. says

    WOWZA! When I the first picture popped up I really thought it was one of the inspirational pictures you find from a magazine! I was so excited to see what you were going to use from it and OH MY OH MY! YOU CREATED IT! Great job I am in LOVE with it! I think I will be doing some white washing soon :)

  6. ** Adrian ** says

    I am quite sure this is the MOST BEAUTIFUL nursery I have EVER SEEN!!! It DOES look like a photo from a magazine! As I have said before I am in AWE of you, two!!! Unbelievable job!!!

  7. Sarah Bogh says

    You did it! It turned out so so great! Way to go ladies!!! Kallie I am so excited to hear your news tomorrow!!

  8. says

    This is the most gorgeous nursery I have ever seen, I just adore everything about it … you girls are so very talented – thanks for sharing :)!

  9. Debbie says

    This is just a wonderful little room for a girl. I had to look close at your seashell mobile as my grandsons room is done with a beach theme and it would look so good with his decorations. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Mamaof3 says

    I LOVE this nursery! My daughter is 7 and fell in love with this design when I showed her and now wants this style, but more grown up. Do you remember the paint color of the walls? I am having a hard time finding a beige/brown for my walls and I love the depth your color choice has. Thanks for all your great ideas! :)

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