Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Max's {Vintage-Inspired Farm Nursery} Reveal!

Whew!  This post has been a long-time-coming!
There is one major piece of the room that isn't finished yet ... but I'm not sure when it will get done, so I've decided just to save that to show you in the future (hopefully!).

The end of last week ended up being a little more eventful than planned ... I got to spend a day in the hospital, having contractions every 2-3 minutes.  The contractions eventually stopped, and they sent me home (I was only 36 weeks, so we want lil' Max to bake a little longer!), but it definitely made me realize he could be here any time now!!!

(and that I better get these darn nursery photos posted!:)~

So ... on to the nursery pics.
Today, I'm just going to show you mostly "the big picture" ... then in the coming days, I'll have a "details post" ... and posts with more specifics on my "projects" in the room.  If there is anything in particular about the room you want to know more about, please comment and ask so that I'm sure to address it!

Where to begin?
I guess with the 'BEFORE' picture.
This was the one room in our house that was essentially untouched.
There was NOTHING in this room, boring beige on the walls, etc.
Pretty much a blank slate!

And now for the 'AFTER' pictures...
(a whole-lot of them!)

(We turned the old, white, boring bi-fold closet doors into barn doors.)

The cubby I found in an antique store in Redmond, Oregon.  It came out of an old tool shed!
A coat of wax, and it was good to go!  Love the rustic quality it brings while being so functional at the same time!  I've got toys, books, receiving blankets, burp cloths, and other essentials in each cubby.  
As Max grows, it will probably be matchbox cars, legos, and action figures! :-)

LOVE the wooden chalkboard map -- got it for a GREAT price from World Market!  The little globe I got there, too.
They are two of the few accessories in the room that are actually "new".  

We made the rusted corrugated metal awning for over the window.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

My faux metal letters I showed you in a tutorial back HERE...

An old Radio Flyer holds some itty-bitty shoes ... and an old metal egg basket holds some old worn baseballs.  

The crib is the Hudson from Babyletto.  (I purchased it from a local baby boutique called Goodnight Room -- one of my favorite stores.  --I bought all of Lucy's nursery furniture there, too!).
Although the crib is intended to be very modern ... I like the simplicity.  It has an almost-primitive feeling to me.  And I love the grey color, too! 

The art piece above the crib I made with some wooden western/vintage prints (that I custom designed at Goodnight Room) and some old barn wood. (more in a future post)

A "photo display" from some old bed springs (which I painted).

An old red wire basket with a burlap sack liner is perfect for dirty laundry!

An old bushel basket became the perfect bin for stuffed animals...

And another one for rolled up quilts.

I simply stenciled a dented, old galvanized bucket to make the trash can!

I purchased the "You Are My Sunshine" print (on a wooden block) from Goodnight Room.

And one of the toughest decisions (thanks to all who gave me your input!) -- the light fixture -- ended up being the Depot Ceiling Lamp from Pottery Barn Kids.

A rusted barbed-wire star hangs by the door.

I just love it.  
One more look .... 

I'm done now.  
I hope you kinda like it!
And I hope my little Max kinda likes it, too! :-)

*Linking up at the Power of Pinterest party!


  1. I love how it turned out. My favorites are the cubbies and that map! Take care of yourself.

  2. Amazing!!!! You make me want another kid just so I can decorate a nursery like this!!!!!

  3. O my goodness this is SO cute!!! Like I am literally in love :) Definitely going to have to check out that World Market site now!

  4. I love the bed springs & The art above the bed! SO cute!

  5. I cannot even find the words to express just how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Max's room! Especially the barbed wire star! :) I am excited for your detailed posts! His room looks wonderful! So excited for the part where he's actually inside his nursery! It'll be here before you know it!

  6. That looks SO awesome!! Great job on the nursery :)

  7. You did such a wonderful job! You are soo creative!!

  8. You did such a wonderful and soo creative!!

  9. Bec, this is absolutely DARLING, CUTE, ADORABLE, and everything else wonderful I can imagine!! SO creative. LOVE LOVE LOVE the mattress photo display and the old shelf!! Everything down to the trash cans is amazing!!! Your little man is well taken care of!

  10. It's beautiful and I love the name - I have a Max too :)

  11. That is one AMAZING room Bec!!! I don't know where to start - so many unique and creative ideas! What a "labor" of love! lol!
    Glad to hear Max is still staying put for a little longer. Even a few days can make a big difference at that stage. Can't wait to see some pictures of your little guy! :)
    Jenn xo

  12. I have been anxiously awaiting this post!! Love the room Bec, it turned out so great! You are so stinkin creative! Can't wait for the next exciting post...the one telling me your little Max is here! Thinking of you all and sending lots of love!

  13. Such a perfect room Becs!!! I can't wait for Max to check it out! Seriously, you did such a great job with every little detail! Hugs!

  14. What an awesome space! We love what you've done...and we love seeing our Hudson! Best, The Babyletto Team

  15. Well done! I'm sure I will be seeing this room all over the blogosphere and pinterest! :) magazine worthy, lady!

    Hope you are feeling well. Can't wait to see pics of little Max when he enters this crazy world!

  16. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party.

  17. This is such a cool nursery!!! I love the cubby and the map of the US. My mom would go crazy over that Radio Flyer wagon. She's obsessed with those. I'd love for you to share your nursery at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


  18. I love the nursery! You didn't miss a single detail! Great job!

  19. How did I miss this post????
    OMG this is amazing, Bec!
    I love this room so much!!!
    The green, the map, the crib. EVERYTHING!
    I also loooooove the shades!
    You did amazing!!!!

  20. Omgoodness! I love everything about this room. I would be so honored if you would share this over at F-it Fridays!

  21. LOVE it!!! You are so talented! Max's nursery is perfect!!!

  22. OHMMMMMMMMGGGGGG! I absolutely LOVE it!! I am so jealous because our little lady is going to be in our room for the first few months. I love EVERY.SINGLE.THING about this and I don't even have other words! Great job girl!

  23. How could I not love it. It is SO gorgeous! Every single detail is so well thought out and unique. It has a great peaceful, homestyle vibe. You have a lucky little man there.

  24. Love it! I love your window treatments, they are just perfect. I'm pinning in case I ever have a room that I can use them for.

  25. So cute! I love that rustic map. I'm trying to think where in the world I could put one in my house. It's awesome! And those cubbies... ah-mazing! Thanks for sharing.

  26. This is gorgeous!! I love every detail :o)

    Visiting from Tatertots & Jello! Happy Friday!!

    xo, Meredith @

  27. I love the box spring photo holder, what a fantastic idea!! The whole room is fantastic!

  28. Me again! I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow. I'm sure this room will be seen LOTS around the blogosphere! :)

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  30. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

  31. That is too cute Bec!! I love it! :) I know little Max will love it too when he does finally make his arrival!

  32. I love it all! But most of all the interior awning over the window. Now I want to do that in my house :)

  33. This room is awesome! You did a great job! I love it! Featuring it this week at Trendy Treehouse!!!


  34. ok how did I miss this post!? This is one I had been waiting for!!! I LOVE everything you have done to it (no big surprise). LOVE the awning. So amazing. I cannot believe you had a completely untouched room in your house. Oh, how I would love that - our house is feeling a little smaller lately in prep for #2... ;) Great job Bec!

  35. Love love love this room!!!! Oh my word! Found you at Trendy Treehouse - would you please consider coming by my party which is going on now to link it up? I love everything about it!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  36. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @

  37. I am in love with your son's nursery. I just had a little girl in July and also did a room with vintage touches. Some new and some old. Some inexpensive and some splurges. Funny how you do things differently the second time around. With my first I did all splurges. I think the excitement got over me but with the second I mixed it with things I loved. My fav part of Max's room is the vintage toy bin. It is so fun and playful and really makes a statement. So reminds me of the cubbies from PBK but with the vintage/boy flair.

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