Monday, April 15, 2013

Vintage Inspired Nursery

It's hard to write this post because I finally have to accept the fact that my 2-year old, who can now climb out of his crib is no longer a baby. It's official, he is now a full blown, tantrum wielding, opinion having, but still cute as heck little boy. In honor of converting his crib into a toddler bed, I thought I'd post a few photos of his nursery since it was pre-blog. He'll probably stay in this room for another year until we move him to a big boy room, which I already have lots of ideas for. You can follow along with my inspiration board on Pinterest. At the end of this post, I've included links to most items in the room. If there's anything I missed that you're interested in just leave me your questions in the comments section. 


I love walking into Jake's room. It still remains my favorite room in the house. There's something so completely peaceful and happy about his room. My goal was to give the room a vintage, yet modern feel. 


This is Jake's least favorite spot in the room, the changing table! He hates having his diaper changed. Being in the 95th percentile for weight and height, he has completely outgrown the changing pad and is almost longer than the dresser. The only reason I still put him up there is so he can't escape. 


Jake's framed name was one of the first DIY projects I made for him. All I did was buy an inexpensive frame, paint it, remove the glass and mount painted paper craft letters against the wall with 3M strips. 


I must have known that my son was going to love planes. The paper plane vinyl decals were a perfect way to dress up our tall ceilings. And do you spot that cute robot on the clipboard? It was made by a very talented little girl. After I saw it on her mom's blog, I knew I needed a print. You can see her original here.   


My favorite part of our reading corner is the fun green painting that is hung above the book shelf. It was actually painted by an elephant...yes an elephant...who apparently is quite the abstract artist. Don't forget to look just above the chair. If you're not a cyclist or married to one (like me), you probably don't know that hanging from the J is a miniature cycling jersey. You seriously can find anything for kids these days!


I hope Jake's nursery was able to provide you with some inspiration for your own little boy or girl. Creating this room was such a joy and seeing Jake adore it completely fills my heart. 

Room Items:

Crib: Oeuf Sparrow Crib & Toddler Bed (walnut color)
Airplane Mobile: Restoration Hardware & Baby (no longer available), similar here 
Rug: Round wool rug from Garnet Hill
Name Frame: DIY painted frame with painted craft letters from Paper Source
Shelving: White big board shelves from Container Store
Dresser: Pottery Barn (no longer available)
Alphabet Zoo Print: Artist, Jenn Ski, Z Gallery or Art.com
No Monsters Allowed PrintJohn W. Golden Etsy Shop
Toy Storage: 3-bin Palooza Land of Nod
Paper Airplane Decals: Michelle Christina Etsy Store
Wall Book Shelf: Land of Nod
Adventure Awaits Banner: Earmark Etsy Store
Fox Pillow: Ferm Living 
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