Luke’s Vintage Truck Nursery

  • Vintage Truck Nursery Alphabet Wall Art1/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery Glider View with Polka Dot Pillow2/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery White Crib with Wall Art3/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery Bookshelf and and Polka Dot Bench4/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery Eclectic Mirror and White Changer5/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery Gallery Wall6/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery Alphabet Art7/8
  • Vintage Truck Nursery Colored Wall Art Series8/8

A Project For

Luke

Age

still baking!

Description

When we found out that we were expecting a baby boy, my husband immediately said that he wanted the nursery to be truck themed.  Not being big on themed rooms, I told him we could do truck accents.  I love what we did and so does my husband - he's even told me that he wishes we could do our bedroom like this. ;)

Design Inspiration

We had these three truck pictures that were purchased at an art fair.  I knew that they had to be included.  Also, we found some replica tin oil and gas signs.  The main fabric print was found at Target.

Decorating Style

I think I'm traditional with some, slight modern touches.  I like spaces to look great, but also be functional.

Project Details

The crib, changing table, and chair were purchased from Pottery Barn Kids.  The side table was found online - it was an unfinished wooden table that we painted navy.  The bookcase was also found online as unfinished wooden cubes that we screwed together and painted.  The dot print fabric is from Target.

Favorite Items

I am most proud of the bookcase.  Orginially we were going to buy a bookcase like it from Land of Nod.  However, we decided to piece together our own instead.  I made the bench cushion and we painted it all to match the room.  We ended up saving about $750 by doing it ourselves!

Advice

Buy Frog Tape (painter's tape) and a quality laser level.  The paint job took forever, but is worth it in the end.  We had to re-tape about 10 times.  Also, bring along some patience and big bag of energy! ;)

100 Comments

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    Where did you get the ABC framed artwork from and the mirror circles? The room is super cute. Love the colors =) great job!

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    Brandee Gonsalves,

    Thank you!! The alphabet wall was a DIY project. I ordered unfinished wooden letters in different sizes and fonts. I painted to match the room and mounted on a piece of wainscoating that we framed out. The mirrors are from Hobby Lobby. They are the mirror plates that you use to put candles out on a table. We attached them to the wall with a ton of Command strips.

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    Sara,

    The striped fabric on the curtains is actually ribbon. I added some white fabric to the dot panel to give it length. I then found ribbon in different widths and colors that matched and randomly glued them in rows to the fabric. The same treatment was done to the lamp shade, a pillow, and the diaper caddy.

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    Starlight Juliet,

    The stripe/boxes for the wall just kind of came to me. My husband had no idea what he was in for! :) The stripes on the curtains, lamp, pillow, and diaper caddy were DIY with ribbon. I wanted to mix up patterns in the room while keeping with the same set of colors.

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    Love that collection of signages or logos by the door.It gives a vintage touch to a modern-looking room. I also like those circle mirrors.

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    Hi, I love your room and it gave me ideas for my son’s playroom. Where did you get the vintage signage?

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    Where did you find the cubes for the bench/bookcases? I would love to do something like that in my son’s room!

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    I was wondering if you found the polka dot material online or in a Target store? Please let me know. Thanks

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    Hi! I love the alphabet wall & would love to give this a try for our playroom. Where did you buy the letters in various sizes & fonts? Thanks!

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    Love this nursery!!! In addition to wondering where you got the alphabet letters (which I see others have asked as well), I’m also curious to know where you got the woven baskets in those colors. Thanks!

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    Where did you get the pillow?? I have the matching crib set but cant find the pillow anywhere!?

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    I love the bookshelves! I read that you pieced them together, where did you get the pieces? Thanks!

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    Love this room! I like rooms thatbdo not scream baby! I like grown up baby rooms if you will.
    Great job on pacifying hubby on the truck theme while not loading the room with trucks.
    Your son will grow up to love his room!

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    I see that you posted this a while ago, but I would *love* to know the names of the paint colors that you used. They are exactly what I am looking for to use in my son’s room.

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    I have purchased the same fabric for your curtains as the bedding for my son from Target. I couldn’t find any curtains to match though and love yours. Did you find the bottom half at target? I coudn’t find them?

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    Absolutely love the room! Can you provide a link to the wood cubes/bookcase you used? Thanks

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    I think this may be the question of the day about the storage cubes and bench. where oh where did you find them

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    I love your whole nursery! Where did you find the lamp? I know you made the shade, the lamp is adorable and I am looking for something similar! :) Great job with everything!

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    Karen is right, that IS the question of the day! I thought I saw a DIY on this photo for the cubbies but now cant find it! So please tell us, where did you get your cubbies? I want to be sure to get something sturdy enough:)

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    Thanks Nikki! Wondering if you are able to paint it since it’s particle board? (I’m thinking not) and are you able to use the middle as a bench–is it heavy duty enough? Thanks! :)

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    Would love to know where you got the bookshelves. I would love to do this in my daughters room in front of the window.

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    I would love to know the website to order the unfinished cubes used to make the book case.

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    I know there are a lot of questions already on here, but I had to add my own just so I can be on the “notify when there is a comment” list! :) I would also love to know which website you used to order the cubes for the bookshelf? Great job decorating! Love everything about it!

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    wow looks sooo good I love it!!! creative people are amazing I love how you mention in the comments above that it “just came to you” I wish I could do stuff like that! I am also curious where you got the shelves from!!!

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    I know Target sell the cubes as well if that helps anyone, since that question hasn’t been answered yet. It is a fabulous idea & looks WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

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    Lowes also has the bookshelves. I have one that is unfinished, and looks like I should go back and buy 2 more now :)

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    Hi I love your nursery! I’d love to get similar cubes for a bookcase. Would you mind sharing with me where to purchase them? Thanks so much!

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    Where did you get the curtains – they are a great combination. Love the room and you look so ready and all set.

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    I love the room. You did an amazing job! I have been wanting to do a bookcase just like this. I feel like you created the room I have been planning and pictured in my mind. I was so excited to see your pictures. I know you said the fabric was from target and I’ve seen some of the bedding in this pattern but was wondering if you used a sheet for your fabric or how you did it….? Also wanted to know if you could share where you purchased the wooden cubes to create your bookcase. Again, I adore your work and would love to hear back soon. Thank you!

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    Danielle:
    Hi I love your nursery! I’d love to get similar cubes for a bookcase. Would you mind sharing with me where to purchase them? Thanks so much!

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    Hi, I’m in love with these fabrics! Especially the striped one!! Please please post names & possibly links to purchase them! Thanks!

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    Nevermind, just saw that it is ribbon! Such a great job you did!! I knew it was too good to be true, I have been searching for a fabric with all these colors forever!

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    Absolutely awesome! Please post where you got the bookshelves so we can make similar..

    Thank you.

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    Where did the striped fabric and lamp shade come from??

    I am using these colors for my sons toddler room. the same dotted bedding mixed with an airplane theme! but i’m love to find the striped fabric too. HELP!
    thanks

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    I found unfinished wood storage cubes that look similar to this at
    discountwoodworks.com under storage cube.

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    Hi, I’m wondering how you made the cushion for the bookcase? I would love to make something like that for my little girls room! thanks!

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    Hi! I love all the great details in your room! I think I love the abc sign the best! Did you make it yourself or purchase? If so how, or where?! What a great clean modern look for your new little one!

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    awesome nursery and great idea for the bookshelf that can be used anywhere not just a nursery. We are also expecting and our little guy will be named Luke as well, still trying to think of a middle name. Blessings and well wishes to you and your bundle of joy when he arrives.

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    So very cute! Where did you get the ABC picture? I would love to have one for my toddlers room. Thsnks

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    Hi I love your nursery! I’d love to get similar cubes for a bookcase in my son’s nautical room. Would you mind sharing with me where to purchase them? Thanks so much!
     

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    Did you build the cubes for the bookcases? I am looking for something already made that I just have to paint–

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    FYI- it looks like she used bookcases instead of cubes. you can get them cheap at IKEA and just paint them and stack. just a suggestion. the seat cushion tutorial can be found on interest. you use plywood, foam and wrap fabric around and staple. i love the room- wish i had the space to make the book cases.

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    My daughter and I just found your pics of the nursery you designed! It is beautiful…can you tell us where in Target you found the fabric? Was it sheets? I didn’t know Target handled fabric! Thank you. Dona Koster

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    I hope you don’t mind I am linking your site in my blog :) I used your bookcase as inspiration for my playroom. hydeparkhome.blogspot.com

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    where did you get the book cases, im trying something similar but cant find the right book cases……

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    You got your bookcases from Ikea? Have they been discontinued or am I not looking for them well enough?

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