Chico's Nursery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A bit overdue, but I finally got around to taking some decent photographs of Chico's room and have been dying to share all the hard work we put into his living space (even though he doesn't even sleep in his crib yet!).

So when it came to our baby’s room, Adam and I knew a few things for sure – we didn't want a typical “themed” nursery and we wanted it to reflect our unique and eclectic style; which includes all things mid-century and our love of toys.

The first two things we purchased were the mid-century pieces: his crib and his dresser (which doubles as a changing table).  The crib was the most expensive item of the entire room, which we are very proud of.


My husband is a painter (fine art and by trade) so he had free-range to do what he wanted with my color choices which were grey and yellow.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe knew we wanted one wall to be a “vintage game wall” and covered it with vintage toys. Some are from my childhood, some were purchased from Etsy and some are even my father’s from the 1940’s

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA"Ernie and Bert Can..." the first book I ever read, mostly from memorization. The "Barnacle Bill" tin toy was my fathers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll of the toys on this shelf are things from my childhood that my mom saved for me. Does anyone recognize those cars with the McDonald's characters? They were from Happy Meals from 1984 or 85. See! Hoarding does pay off sometimes!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have a bit of a problem when it comes to collecting Aden & Anais Swaddlers for Chico. Since I was investing so much in them I thought instead of folding them in a drawer I would display them! We purchased a curtain rod from Target and I just tied them onto it. This isn't even all of them. Don't judge me...


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAbove Chico’s crib I made a mobile made of paper cranes, washi tape and a branch off of last year’s Christmas Tree. It was a fun project for me to do towards the end of my pregnancy when getting around wasn't so easy anymore.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALastly we purchased the awesome handmade animal “busts” from artist Amy Ortiz. This is probably my favorite part of Chico’s room because it encompasses his Papa and I – artistic, humorous, a little weird and never taking ourselves too seriously.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI wanted to share my son’s room to show that a child’s room can be full of style and personality without breaking the bank. Parents shouldn't feel boxed in to buying only items/furniture from children’s stores and should really think ahead – would my child still like the style of this room in 5 years? I think Chico will love his room for many years to come!


Source List:

Crib: Giggle - $980

Dresser: Sunbeam Vintage - $300

Bookcase: Martha Stewart for Home Depot - $50

Floating Shelves: Lowes - $14.99

Rug: Martha Stewart for Home Depot - $150

Mobile: Made by Mama - $30 in supplies (washi and origami paper)

Animal Busts: Amy Ortiz 

"Gentleman" Print - Etsy - $30

Hello Kitty Deck - Girl/Carroll Limited Edition $50

Skor-it Pinball Game - Etsy - $50

Circus Puzzle - Etsy - $19