Friday, June 29, 2012

An Aviator's Bedroom

If you're new to my blog, thank you for stopping by! I'm linking up with Kelly's blog today for a tour of children's rooms. Due to the nature of my job, I'm kind of a de facto aviation geek. So when we found out we were having a son, it was only natural that we gravitated toward airplanes!

These pics were taken right before Jack was born (he's 16 months now) so I'll make note of any changes I've made.

My aunt and I made this bedding one weekend after the Christmas holiday,
and I'm pretty proud of that bed skirt there. Since our little man has
gotten bigger, we've dropped the mattress and removed the bumpers.

Over the crib is framed blueprint of a P-51 mustang fighter jet, a WWII era plane.

Those pretty blue birds on the sheets are vintage airplanes. The mother of one of my oldest friends made
the pillow on the right, and my mother in law made the quilt. They are very special to me!

A close up of one of the planes in the mobile. It's one of my favorite details about the room.

There is now a mirror over the dresser and some much larger diapers in that basket!
And like any good Texas boy worth his weight in guacamole, there are a pair of cowboy boots.

The other side of the room has this great bed. He slept in his crib from the first night we came home from the hospital, and it was nice the first week or so to have a place to collapse on some of the long nights. It'll be his big boy bed when the time comes to make that transition. The bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids.

The blueprint above the bed is a Boeing B-17 Bomber, and the book shelves are re-purposed IKEA spice racks that I painted red.

I love this framed vignette. On the left is an FAA reminder that I found in a set of old flight instruction manuals from when my dad got his private pilot's license back in the 70s. It says "Attention Pilots: Avoid Accidents" which will probably be punny-er when we potty train. The middle is an old flight plan that my dad filed flying from my hometown of Corsicana to Dallas. And to the right are some old sight word flashcards my mom (a teacher) had that I loved. A perfect addition!

I love this room. From the time we picked out our houseplans, I knew this would be my first baby's room. It's really cozy and closest to our bedroom. We have some sweet times curling up on the bed reading before bed, and we've taken some pretty epic naps!


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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! They are filled to the brim now. I'm considering hanging a fourth!

  2. Love this room! :) It will be so fun to decorate if we ever have a little boy. I'm plenty happy enough with my girly stuff for now though.

    1. Thank you! I'm convinced I will be an all boy mom, should we be blessed with more children, but I just love decorating in general. It would be so fun to have a pink room though. ;)

  3. I just love it - would you believe my J also has an aviation themed nursery? His a work in progress, however, so I'm going to swipe some ideas from this gorgeous finished product. I love that framed blueprint & the mobile in particular - too cool!

  4. Hey, I would love to know where you got the blueprints! We have a few finishing touches needed for our aviation nursery and yours is lovely!

    1. I e-mailed you, but I will also include it here! is where the blueprints came from, and I had Michael's cut them down to fit the frames I had picked out. I love the way they turned out!

  5. Love the theme!! Love the hanging book shelves!

    1. Thank you! I saw them on Apartment Therapy years ago and knew I would want to use them in my baby's room even before I had one!

  6. Love this room!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!

  7. I don't think I ever made the connection between SWA and the planes in his room (I remember when you first posted this!) but that's adorable. Where is his big boy bed from? I'd love something like that for T.

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