Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Little Boy's Vintage Room








Antique bedroom set bought on Craigslist.  Thought about painting it but the wood look speaks masculinity.

                                                                                      
What are BOYS really? .........                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                             
                                                             
                                                                                                                
                 

My favorite piece in the whole room is this antique amoire which I bought at an antique store.  No room for it anywhere else in the house but I think it matches perfectly in here!                                                                                        
                                                                                 
    

Love the details!                                                         
                                                                                               
     
Beadboard on the amoire.                                         
                                                                                     

The reading corner.  Old Truck pillow from Pottery Barn.  And a good ole TEXAS pillow thrown in the mix (my birth state.)                                                                     
                                                                                                         

Mr. Froggy peering over the basket of books.                                                                          

   ...the prince is in... sign from Goodwill- 50 cents! I added ribbon, trim and pom poms to add some glam (the little fru fru is for momma!)                                              
                                             

Other accessories: Gas light lamp, rug, airplane hat rack- Target.  Bowling Pin- Marshall's, Blocks- antique store, jacks- arts and craft show, crocodile leather suitcases- estate auction, Ralph Lauren Pillow, J.C. Penney Bedding bought on ebay for a steal!, Curtains- handmade by (gasp!) me from a heavy cotton and gross grain ribbon, rod J.C. Penney, all vintage art prints- Home Goods, one antique car art print- Goodwill,words on wall by Uppercase Living, stuffed animals from here and there, Barn stars- Home Goods, and wooden stars on amoire- yard sale. 
 Hope you enjoyed the tour!                                   
Joining the home tour party over at Transforming Home!                         

 Posting this to The Shabby Chic Cottage , DIY- A Soft Place ,  The Shades of Pink - Room of the Month and Metamorphis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

34 comments:

Sherri S said...

Adorable room! I love the amoire too. It is an amazing piece. Love all the blue and red. Looks classic all boy with charm!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

What an adorable little boys room! It's perfect. I'm going to send this link over to my daughter for ideas for her son....once he moves out of their room, of course :)

Natasha said...

This room is so perfect for a little boy. I love the teddy sitting against the RL cushion. Must show this to my 9YO son.
Best wishes, Natasha.
PS Love your blog too!

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

LOVE IT!!!!
What a lovely post and blog! Thanks for your lovely comment on my Blocks! Those ones you have are so sweet!hope to see you again soon xx
Annie x

Tara said...

What a great room. I love the writing on the wall and the curtains a re lovely. What a lucky little prince!

Chrissy said...

I love this room! It's the perfect room for a boy. I like how you kept the wood furniture in its natural state. Amazing job!

Destination Seaborn said...

OMGoodness! I love your son's room. It's adorable and very inspiring! I've been decorating our boys' "vintage theme" room but I'm not finding affordable "vintage" games, airplanes and trains. Do you mind sharing where you found the oversized jacks/other accessories?
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving BEAUTIFUL words (and following by blog)...I couldn't have said it better myself!

Lisa

barbara@hodge:podge said...

LOVE the room. I am in the process of sprucing up my son's room. I re-painted the furniture. Check out my posting on that: http://hodgepodge-babselou.blogspot.com/search/label/furniture%20facelifts
I LOVE the curtains. I have sewn grosgrain on my daughter's curtains but never thought to do it on my son's. Reminds me of a Hudson's Bay blanket. This room is a definite favourite!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

What a wonderful room! I love all the colors and the fact that they're somewhat muted or aged. It's a beautiful space ... great job!

ImagineCozy said...

What a great boy's room. I love the bed on an angle and the curtains hung high and beside the window! You made the space above the window so much more interesting with the vinyl lettering. Very nice!
-Angela

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Love it! You have a beautiful front porch too!

Dena

Sharyl Williams said...

I love your blog! And your son's room is so adorable - I especially love the word art!

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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Just love it - especially the definition of boy! The room looks great and still looks like a kid lives there.

Loved what I saw so much I became a follower! Thanks for doing the same for me.

prashant said...

What an adorable little boys room! It's perfect.

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Jenglamgirl said...

It is a cute as can be!!! Love all of it, great job. THE JACKS ARE SO DANG CUTE TOO!

Valeree said...

Love your son's room! I'm a big fan of vintage and I love how you were able to work in the vintage feel and give his room a wonderful sense of whimsey. Just great!!!

Feather Your Nest! said...

I love the room! You have great taste..Your patio pic is my favorite on RMS! So glad I came across your blog!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thank you so much "Feather Your Nest." A big confession here, the patio at the top of my blog is not mine. My RMS friend kindly let me use it for my blog. I only wish! Someday...

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Beautiful room! You did such a good job on a boy's room which was always so tough for me.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

The room looks amazing. Every detail ties together... it's so cute!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You totally made me laugh with your wall words. Stop by my blog today to see how I can relate. :)

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Very cute room! Always looking for cute boys rooms.
I also love the picture on your header. Beautiful front porch.

Lei said...

Here from Daielle's home tour - I have always loved that definiton of boys, and i love that you put it up on the wall! So cute!

Tee said...

I must have those wall words. Love them!

Tricia said...

Hi. I just stopped over from Transforming Home and wanted to say hello. I don't have any boys, but if I did I would decorate their rooms like this. So sweet.

Peggy said...

Hi, over from Transforming Home and just wanted to say thank you for bringing back memories! When our boys were little they had a room similar to this. We still have the same propeller w/ hooks, the city gas vinyl wall "stickers", and switch plates but are no longer used. The armoire is simply gorgeous!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

I am so glad you posted this room! I am in the midst of putting together my twins' big boy room - this has given me lots of ideas! Great space!

Thanks so much for linking up!

Danielle

The Whispering Creek House said...

ooo this is cute! well done!

Debbie said...

What an adorable room...love the pillow and the wall words!!~

paintchipsandcupcakes said...

I love vintage themes! You did an amazing job on this. I love all the old photos! Thanks for sharing.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

What a great room! Love all the vintage details, and the furniture is PERFECT!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE your sons room with all the great vintage touches. It looks straight from the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

So cute! My little guy's is vintage too and I admire how uncluttered you kept this. Will go explore the rest of your beautiful blog now! :-)
hugs,
Leslie

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Looks like you put a lot of thought in the details. What a fun boys room. We have the same gas station light and rug. You've inspired me to go the extra mile and finish my sons vintage room. Kids really enjoy having special things... just as much... if not more :)

Love it!
~Michelle