Well, it’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge which means it’s reveal day! I wish I could say I managed to post every week, but I made it to the finish line and that’s all that counts, right?! :) I’m so excited to finally share with you my son’s Vintage Modern Nursery with a subtle fishing theme weaved throughout.
He’s already 13 months, so nursery doesn’t really feel like the right word anymore, but he’s my baby and I’ll probably call his room the nursery for at least a few more years! Ha! But in all seriousness, I’m just excited I actually finished the room before he starts crawling out of his crib and we have to move him to a toddler bed and then I have to reevaluate the whole room. It’s the small things.
We didn’t find out what we were having with any of our three kids. We like surprises and it was super important to my husband that we didn’t find out. So I was ok with it. Anyway, when we moved into our house this room was actually our guest bedroom. You can see more on that here. Since we didn’t know the gender of the baby, and I really needed a guest room for when my parents came to stay with us after the baby was born, I kept the guest room up for as long as I could. Plus, let’s face it, things are just a little different when #3 comes along.
But now it’s done and I am so so happy to finally see my full vision come to fruition and share his really cozy and neutral room with you. Since all of my spaces are neutral, I knew I could start planning the space without knowing the gender and then just make final tweaks once the baby arrived. This faux wood wallpaper was the very first piece of inspiration I found for the room and I based the whole design off of it. I just loved the soft white washed look and I thought it would be perfect for this space. You can see how I installed it here.
I bought the wallpaper when I was still pregnant and then it sat in the corner of the guest room for many many months. I slowly started to buy a few things here and there and then when baby arrived and we knew it was a boy I embraced our Northwest roots and love for the outdoors and added a very subtle vintage fishing theme to the room.
I found this metal barrel side table at HomeGoods a super long time ago and it sorta has a funny story. I loved loved the industrial metal look of the table, except the top of it was missing. Apparently the glass broke and they were still trying to sell it and after a few trips to the store I finally found it on the clearance section. I fell in love with the industrial metal look and knew I HAD to have it and good thing I love a good DIY Project! It’s been in my garage for about 8 months and I finally found the perfect place for it. I whipped up a raw wood top for it and I’m really excited about how it looks in this space.
These metal oars were a really recent find at a vintage market and they add such a fun touch to the room. I wanted every nook in the room to be a perfect balance of modern and vintage industrial so I created a back drop for the oars by installing wood stripes. Super easy to do and I loved it so much I almost extended them around the whole room.
One of the things I love most about this space is that a lot of the vintage fishing accessories were actually from my great Uncle and my grandpa. My dad has so many amazing rods and reels and really cool knick knacks, it’s really special to have a piece of my family history in my son’s room. (and don’t worry, nothing in this room has actual hooks!)
All of the bedrooms in our home are a little hard to plan specially because they all have three doors: main door, bathroom door and closet door. So with three walls having doors it makes planning a space a little difficult. I don’t have a lot of options. For a little perspective, this is the main entry door from the hallway.
You may recognize this space from my Week 2 update. I kept looking at the balance of the cool vintage pieces on the top of the cubby system, and then all the things on the shelves below and I just felt like it was too much. Plus I knew my son would just keep pulling everything off. I wanted a much cleaner look so I found these perfect gray felt bins and then added more storage in the space. Because you can never have enough storage and organization in a kid’s room!
I love this look so much and I think it just goes with my style a lot better.
Now onto this side of the room, this is the closet door.
These hooks were one of the first things I found for the space. I loved the mixture of the wood and the metal. As you all know, I don’t use a lot of color in any of my spaces, but I felt like I needed to add a few very subtle touches of vintage green to go with the outdoors/fishing theme. Isn’t this little canister so cute?
Both my daughter’s room and this room have a window nook in theme. As my son get’s older and doesn’t need a rocker any more (which will never ever happen, right?!), I would like to add a window bench here. I’ve always wanted one! For now, it’s a great place for the rocker
I really love how this whole space turned out. It really is a mixture of modern lines and vintage finds. People often ask me how I like having a white rocker in a kid’s room. To be honest, it has never been a problem! I got this rocker over 5 years ago for my daughter, it has gone through every one of my baby’s rooms and it’s still in great condition. Although, it’s not a slip cover, so I have had it professionally cleaned in-between each kid.
If you look up at the window cornice it could possibly be my favorite project in the room. The space was too narrow for curtains, I didn’t want to block any of the natural light. So I built this DIY Window Cornice to add a little something and polish it off. If you think it looks like metal, I did my job right, I can’t wait to tell you what it is actually made out of!
The adorable pillow is from one of my favorite Etsy Shops, Porter Lane Home. It was a gift when my son was born and I have since ordered several for friends! You have to visit her shop, Erin is super talented.
Oh baby booties, you make my heart melt.
You may remember my DIY Diaper Changing Station from awhile ago. It’s such a fun piece and is also really practical. You can learn how to build your own here.
There are a few things about this nursery that are really sentimental because they have been passed down from baby to baby. I mentioned the rocking chair above, but the crib, dresser and this adorable little owl have been in all my nurseries.
I’m a sucker for patent prints and architecture blue prints, so obviously when I found these fly fishing patent prints I had to have them!
If you read my post on installing the wallpaper, you will remember that these white accent panels were not planned. Once I got them up, I felt like I needed a little something on them and got these cool industrial sconces to add some lighting and decorative accents. Since this was an afterthought, I wasn’t able to have something wire them in without taking everything apart, so I bought ones with cords. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of having cords hanging down in a kid’s room, so I wrapped them and then secured them to the wall using fence staples. Now they are fully secured and can’t be pulled on or moved. (However, I may reevaluate this when he starts climbing out of his crib. )
I’m really happy with how everything turned out. Feels so good to have another room checked off the list! Now onto the next :)
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