Budget Vintage Americana Nursery/Boy's Room


When we set out to transform a room that had been painted hot-pink by the previous owners of our home into a nursery, we wanted to created a space that would grow with our son. My husband spent the winter planking the wall with pallet wood. It was a long and tedious project, but it only cost us about $8 and it was well worth the effort! The room is painted in "Nostalgia" by Valspar.
The curtains were super-cheap at Ikea. My dad made the bi-plane that is flying high int he corner out of Coca-Cola cans (you can purchase them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CANARTCRAFTS2204?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav).
You may notice we don't have a crib in this room. With our second baby, we got a little wiser and bought a white Jenny Lind crib on wheels that can move easily from our bedroom to his room.
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Here's a shot of the room before we moved in last summer.
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This dresser was a hand-me-down and was used by my mother-in-law when she was a child. I refinished it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk and a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. I purchased the vintage yard sticks as a lot on Etsy and adhered them to the inside of the cabinet door with Liquid Nails. The burlap hardware came from Hobby Lobby.
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I found this chest for $10 at my local thrift store and after a fresh coat of paint and removing the old drawers, I added sea grass baskets to store all of those little baby items from socks to burp cloths.
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For wall art, we used a lot of hand-me-down items like these prints that were hanging in my childhood bedroom. The license plate came off my grandfather's motorcycle and the hat belonged to my husband.
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I found this shelf for just $3 at a local thrift store and decorated it with flags my son's great-uncle had collected as a kid. On top of the shelf is a photo of my husband as a kid, working on a car with his dad and a letter my grandfather sent his mother from Vietnam when he was just 18-years-old.
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I snagged these great pillows at Hobby Lobby for a song!
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  • Amanda @ Our Storied Home
    on May 23, 2015

    Thanks! We love this space. Even though it's my son's room, we tend to gather in there. I got the license plate map at At Home (formerly Garden Ridge.) I hope you'll all check out my blog, www.ourstoriedhome.com!

  • TheHoneycombHome
    on May 23, 2015

    What a transformation! Beautiful!

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