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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Carter's Vintage Chevy Nursery Reveal!

Over the weekend we were finally able to put the finishing touches on Carter's nursery. Of course we have a few more things we would like to do, but for the most part it is ready for him to arrive!

We went with a vintage Chevrolet theme, not your typical nursery decor, but it was so fun to do! A lot of it was DIY and I'll have a few more tutorials to post about soon.
Here is what the room looks like when you walk in the door:

And the opposite wall:

We have the glider I reupholstered and posted about here. With the beautiful quilt I received as a shower gift. My mom found the red ottoman which also serves as a great place to tuck away his books.

We found this 57 Chevy shelf at Hobby Lobby and it was the perfect place to display Carter's custom license plate (also a shower gift).


Above the closet we hung vintage Canadian and Mexican license plates I found on ebay to represent Carter's heritage.


Instead of curtains, Eric built wood valances so we could incorporate some California and Montana license plates.

I posted awhile ago about making the crib bedding here, here, and here. I couldn't find anything premade that went with our theme/my vision of the nursery so I found some fabric and made my own.

Before we knew if Baby O was a boy or girl we decided on names and I found this at an antique fair. Not only did it say Carter, but my mom is from Montana so I figured it was meant to be!


The other wall has a collection of Chevy items from Hobby Lobby.


I made a mobile to hang above the crib by spray painting a metal wreath form and hanging felt tools from Ikea from chain.


One of my favorite parts of his room is this old rusty tailgate we hung on the faux brick wall I posted about here. This was a craigslist find we anchored into the wall over his changing table. The little metal tools next to it are also from Hobby Lobby.


I've also posted about the broken armoire Eric upcycled into this fabulous tower of drawers here and how we painted it here. We added Corvette drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby.


I found some red metal bins at Target that I've used to organize the diapers on the changing table and the little red motor oil cup next to it holds his diaper cream and hand sanitizer.


Lastly, we found this amazingly soft navy rug at Homegoods, somebody has already staked his claim ; )


We are so thrilled with how it turned out, now we just have to wait on Carter to make his appearance!


27 comments:

  1. Wow! that quilt is really awesome. hahaha. jk.

    The room looks GREAT! I really love the vintage tailgate and all the license plates! It all came together very nicely!

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    1. The quilt is awesome! ; ) Totally makes the chair and I'm sure we'll put it to good use since I'll be spending MANY hours there.

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  2. This is probably the cutest baby boys room I have ever seen! I love the originality and all the details! I just found you blog and so glad I did so I can stalk all your old posts!! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to come check out my blog when you have a chance!

    -Peggy

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  3. SO SO SO SOOO cute!!!!!!! Love it!! I want to do a car theme now!- Stevie

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  4. This is the coolest little nursery!! It's so not your typical nursery and I love it! I'm pretty sure any grown man would love spending time in this room too. ;) Your whole theme is so creative and you pulled it together perfectly. I'd love for you to share this at my Throwback Thursday party. http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-3/

    Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful {in a manly way} nursery. :)

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  5. Seriously, this is one of the coolest nursery designs I've found on the 'net. Great job!

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  6. Everyone always complains about how hard it is to do a boys room and I say just because it is a boy does not mean you can't use your imagination to come up with something fabulous. I love what you did. You put a lot of thought into this room and once he is no longer a baby the basis of the design will convert well. I commend you and hubby on a job well done. I also love the idea of putting up your inspiration for his name. That was really cool.

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    1. Thank you! We love how it turned out, definitely worth all the work!

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  7. Everyone always complains about how hard it is to do a boys room and I say just because it is a boy does not mean you can't use your imagination to come up with something fabulous. I love what you did. You put a lot of thought into this room and once he is no longer a baby the basis of the design will convert well. I commend you and hubby on a job well done. I also love the idea of putting up your inspiration for his name. That was really cool.

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    1. love love love. most awesome little boys room I have seen. Could you tell me how much the shelf from hobby lobby cost? How creative u were in creating this nursery. awesome.

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  8. This is an AWESOME ROOM!!!! Like really!!! He'll never outgrow this room!!
    Total LOVE his custom name plate too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  9. This room is AMAZING! I'm seriously impressed. I absolutely LOVE the faux brick and the Chevrolet tailgate. What a FUN room! Great job!!!

    Tiffany @ Tiffanyandcoblog.blogspot.com

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  10. So many amazing things in this gorgeous nursery I don't even know where to begin! And one thing I can tell you as a fairly new mom myself- you were SO smart to pick something that can grow with him as he goes into toddlerhood and into a little boy. We did something baby-ish for his room without thinking and it was so cute but as he came into being a toodler and developed his own likes the nursery no longer fit and we had to do a re-do. Love the vintage theme- one of the best little boy nurseries I've seen. Best wishes on your new arrival!

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  11. This looks so nice! I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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  12. This is such a cool idea! and you guys made it look great!
    Kelly

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  13. Oh my how I love this! Especially that tail gate! Love vintage car/truck anything! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share, featuring this tomorrow!

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  14. How stinkin' cute!! I need to go make a baby...and it needs to be a boy!

    Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party
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  15. What a great idea for a boy's room! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at A Pinteresting Link Party!

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  16. Hi, Lauren! Stopping by to thank you for sharing your adorable nursery at my Throwback Thursday party and to let you know I featured you this week! I hope you'll come check it out and join the party again this week :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-5/

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  17. Hi, this is "Teenah's" sister. Your nursery is awesome. Love the theme and all the personal touches. Really cute. Also, congratulations!

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  18. Where did you get the bedding?

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  19. Wow, so I normally don't post on random blogs, but I found you on Pinterest and I have officially fell in love with this baby's room. You guys did an AMAZING job and what I love most is that it's not a theme that will have to change when he turns 2, he can totally grow into it and you won't have to do much to it at all when he gets bigger. Seriously this is great!

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  20. I found your blog on pinterest for this nursery. I'm dying over the rusty tailgate! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  21. Question for you - how did you hang the tailgate on the wall? I'm trying to do something similar in my man-cave and am looking for ideas on hanging tailgates. Thanks.

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    1. We used some heavy duty hooks from Home Depot and made sure they were really secured to the wall. Then the tailgate is just hung on the hooks (and pulled on and hung on) to make sure it wasn't going anywhere!

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  22. I love this room and all your creative ideas! Wondering where the name license plate came from? Hoping whoever gave it to you can tell you, would love one for my son!

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