Thursday, June 26, 2014

nash's vintage car nursery

It only took me 4.5 months to FINALLY finish Nash's nursery. 
Really, it's been done for over a month, I just needed to repaint his letters above his crib.  The original orange that I painted them was a little dark and it bothered me.  

So without any further adieu…..
Welcome to Nash's little Vintage Car Nursery!!!

I absolutely love how Nash's nursery turned out.  It's so different from Pearson's which is what I really wanted.  I loved and still do love Pearson's room, I just wanted to go a totally different direction! 
Pretty much everything in his room was custom made by my Mom.  (Sorry, she doesn't sell baby bedding.  It's a labor of love for her and she only does it for family!) Most of the fabric is from the Retro Rides Collection made by Premier Prints.  We got most of the fabric at  The non-Premier Print fabrics we got at Hobby Lobby or Joanne's.  
My absolute favorite part of his room is his bunting.  His wall seemed so bare with just his name so this was the perfect addition.  When Pearson first saw it he said, "It's looks like a party in here!"  I searched and searched for rug that matched his room that didn't cost a fortune but I couldn't find one.  My Mom ended up finding these super soft bath rugs at Ross for $11.99 for a pack of two.  We bought two packs and then sewed them together to make one big rug!!
I was in no hurry to move Pearson out of the crib so we had to buy a new one for Nash.  A sweet friend sold us this adorable crib that is in perfect condition for $50.  Score!!!
All of the appliqués were hand cut out by my Mom. We put the fabric on the copy machine and blew up a picture to make an exact pattern!  We loved this little appliqué because it looks so much like Pops hot rod.  This hamper is from Babies R Us.  I just painted the base orange to match!
I love how his book bag adds a one of my Mom's little appliqués to the front of his crib.  
I am so glad that my Mom was able to make custom bedding for Nash because store bought bedding would not have worked with this crib.  There are no holes in the back to have ties.  We ended up not putting ties in the middle and making extremely long ties on the side to tie around the back.
When I first picked the Retro Rides fabric, I had no idea that Nash was actually the name of a car.  My Dad was super excited about the car theme of the nursery and bought this Nash hub cap off of Ebay for us! I love how the patchwork blanket turned out.  It adds so much color to that corner of the room.   Our chair (which was moved from Pearson's room) is a Best Chair from Lone Star Baby…..but sadly they have gone out of business.  This chair was a little pricey but it was definitely worth every single penny.  The little lamp and picture frame are from IKEA, I got the side table off of a Facebook Garage Sale sight for $10 and the little teal basket is from Garden Ridge. 
My made the valence and the blackout shades are from Target. Blackout shades are THE BEST.  It makes nap time so much easier!!!  I waited to put them in Pearson's room until he was 10 months old and that is when he finally started napping well.  I made sure to put them in Nash's room from the get go and he has always been such a good napper!! The little teal toy basket on the floor is from IKEA. 
My grandmother gave me this bookshelf for our guest bedroom when we first got married.  When we lost our guest room I just couldn't part with this bookshelf so I painted it to match the nursery.  Painting this bookshelf was definitely a labor of love.  I first painted three coats of Annie Sloan paint on it, but it wasn't sticking for some reason and it just wasn't as bright orange as I wanted it.  Next, I primed it then painted two coats of Sherwin Williams paint on it.  After six coats of paint it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. 
I painted the teal picture frame with craft paint and just covered a piece of cardboard with fabric.  The "N" came from Michael's and I just painted it with the same paint I painted the bookshelf with.  The middle frame is from IKEA with a sweet picture of my boys taken by Brooke Richardson Photography.   The little elephant that I use for his monthly pictures is from Target and he is wearing a Tried and True Designs onesie.  On the middle shelf, the teal basket is from Garden Ridge, the lamb was a gift from a friend, the little VW bug is a piggy bank of Matt's when he was younger. The subway art was given to me by a friend and put into an IKEA frame.  Nothing special on the bottom shelf!!
I fret over how I was going to decorate over the changing table for so long.  I ended up using this and this as an inspiration.  My Dad actually hung the shelves and mirror that were both from IKEA up the night I went into labor.  They sat undecorated/half decorated for about 3 months.
This is the dresser/changing table I had picked out to buy.  It's from IKEA and it sells for $299.  I kept looking on Craigslist for one but never found one.  When we went to pick up our crib from my friend, I noticed she had the dresser I wanted.  I mentioned to Matt that this was the dresser I wanted and when my friend heard me she said that she might be interested in selling it!  She called me a week later and said she would sell it to me for $75! Score.  We got all the furniture in Nash's room for $125!!!  Miraculously we found an orange changing pad cover at Babies R Us that matched perfectly.  I found the gray basket at Garden Ridge and my Mom made a little cover for it with one of our coordinate fabrics.  I painted the lamp stand with craft paint and bought a lampshade from Hobby Lobby that has sticky stuff all over it to cover it with fabric!
The orange frame is from IKEA, the motorcycle is from Hobby Lobby and the 11x13 frame is from Aaron Brother's.  Both of the pictures of Nash were taken by Brooke Richardson Photography
I made the two prints on the left.  I copied these.  Matt's co-workers sent us flowers when Nash was born in the cute little pick-up truck.  It was royal blue, but I painted it with craft paint.  I couldn't believe how perfect it went with his nursery.  
The last little thing in his nursery is a book sling that a friend made for me.  She stole all my fabric from my Mom's house and totally surprised me with this.  This little reading corner has been a perfect place for Pearson to hang out when I nurse Nash in his room.  
My Mom also made a super cute diaper bag with a truck appliqué on it and a carseat canopy that matches the nursery.  I need to take a pictures of those things to add to this post!  

Hope you enjoyed the little tour of Nash's Vintage Car Nursery


Ryan said...

Holy cow - this is amazing!!!! You put so much time and thought into his sweet room. You need to put this on project nursery for sure!

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Lindsay said...

Oh my word this is so cute!!!!! I love all of the little car details. We also didn't know that Hudson was a car until after we picked the name. :) Your mom is crazy talented!

Alisa said...

My grandsons have the cutest rooms thanks to their talented Mommy and grandmother Lolly!