Thursday, January 9, 2014

Vintage Airplane Nursery

It's officially finished!  Baby Brother's vintage airplane nursery is complete:
 I went with the colors navy blue and a sort of apple/lime green:
 My mom and I searched high and low for the perfect fabric to sew the bedding out of.  I wanted vintage airplane blueprint type fabric, and found exactly what I wanted here on Restoration Hardware Baby and Child - but at $129 just for a flat sheet??! No way!!  After a lot of searching, I found the absolute perfect fabric at a little awesome fabric website called Spoonflower.  $15 per yard was much more affordable and the fabric was super high quality and nice.
 Mom sewed the bumper set, the pillow, and the crib skirt.  I added in a couple of minky and minky/satin blankets.
 I had my heart set on striped navy and white curtains - these I made and lined with blackout fabric to keep the room nice and dark.
 One of my favorite parts is the stripe detail on the walls.  It was a real labor of love taping that sucker straight, but it looks so very cool.

The airplane bookend was $6 from TJ Maxx, the sparkly airplane was a gift from my mom, the green airplane in the frame was one I drew and cut out, and the print up top is one I printed off the computer and mounted on canvas.
 I used leftover fabric to recover the lampshade:
 My dad found this perfect airplane - it was originally red, so I quick painted it navy blue to match the room.  It's Cole's favorite part!
 The large vintage print above the crib was an engineering print.  I found a picture I liked online, took it to Office Depot (Staples does them too) and voila! I just mounted it on a piece of light posterboard from the dollar store - I love that it's so lightweight for above the crib, and it was super high impact for super cheap!
 This was my old play baby doll crib from when I was tiny - Cole has been practicing putting his baby doll down to sleep. 
 While the crib set my mom made is my favorite part of the room, this is my second favorite.  I loved this mobile (again, from Restoration Hardware), but $49 was way too much.  So, I found a photo hanging mobile ($8 on amazon) and drew out some 3D airplane and cloud patterns.  It took hours to cut everything just perfectly, but I LOVE how it turned out:
 My mom found this adorable airplane hook in Pottery Barn Kids:
Ok, Baby! Come on out so you can enjoy your adorable nursery!


  1. This room is so great!! I just know the whole family will enjoy it. :) Congratulations

  2. Beautiful nursery! I was wondering if you could tell me how many yards of the fabric you used. Thank you!

  3. OMGosh I am SOOO happy I found this!! I am slowly doing a room for my 2 year old and I found the bedding on RH's website and my heart soared. Then I looked at the price and my hear sank :-( I search everywhere for fabric and couldn't find anything until today when I came across your blog through Pinterest. I LOVE this nursery. Very close to what I want to do as well.

  4. Amanda, we ordered 3 yards of material, which wasn't quite enough to do both the inside and outside of the bumpers. That was fine by me, we did navy on one of the sides, but you might want 4 yards to do both sides :)

  5. love your nursery!! Would love to know the name of the fabric to find on the website you mentioned?

    1. Hi! It was called ww1 blue/cream. You could also search "airplane" in the Fabric Search Engine box at the top of the page :)

  6. I cannot find the fabric with the planes on Help' My granddaughter wants to make curtains


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