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Henry’s Vintage Airplane Nursery


A sophisticated, yet still boyish nursery for our son. It is centered around aviation, deep rich colors and personal hand made touches from loved ones.

Design Inspiration

Our inspiration is my father. He was a fighter pilot in the Navy, so we used his experiences for Henry's nursery. We were able to find so many aviation inspired decorations, it was easier than I expected!

Decorating Style

The style for this nursery is fun, yet something he can grow into. I didn't want to create a nursery that was centered around infancy because I want him to be able to keep many of the pieces as he gets older.

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the hand made pieces by family and friends. My mother in law made the "Pittsinger Propeller and Parts" sign and I was blown away by her creativity and how perfectly it fits in the nursery. My friend also made the name sign on his door. I also love the Braniff Airline tin sign because my parents met while my Dad was a pilot and Mom was a flight attendant for Braniff. The last "favorite" is the wooden propeller. This was hanging up in the house I grew up in, and now it is hanging in my son's room. I'm in love.


Pick something that has meaning. Whether it is a theme, or just a central piece to draw inspiration, make sure you love it. Don't worry about what may look nice to others, just make it your own. The nursery is a space for you to enjoy with your tiny one, so as long as you feel at home and comfortable in it, that's all that matters!

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  1. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    Jill, the door sign was a handmade gift from a dear friend!

  2. avatar Jill says:

    Where can I find the airplane sign for the door?

  3. avatar Beth says:

    Hey Tammy, It says above that it was purchased at HomeGoods.

  4. avatar Tammy says:

    Where did you find the large red hanging airplane? It’s adorable!

  5. avatar Michelle says:

    Six years late to the party, but this nursery is breathtaking. I was searching for teal colored nurseries and when I saw this I said WOW this is the look I’m going for. I love that you decorated with meaningful pieces. I wonder how the room looks now..

  6. avatar Pine Forest says:

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  7. avatar Sheila says:

    How did you attach the propeller to the wall? Thank you

  8. avatar Tricia Rose says:

    Hey there! Love this nursery! I’m looking at finding something similar to the 3 piece picture under the propeller by the mirror. I can’t even find anything similar to it, where did you get it or how should I search for something like that?

  9. avatar Rebecca Brown says:

    What is this paint color called?!?!?!?!

  10. avatar Samantha Michelle says:

    What color is the paint on the wall I’d like to paint my sons room the same color

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  12. avatar Liz says:

    Amy, how long is the propeller? We are looking to hang one about a crib also and am not sure what size I should go with?

  13. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    The clock is from hobby lobby and the paint color is valspar’s pine forest from lowes!

  14. Where is that clock from? I love it AND your entire nursery! We will be doing aviation for my son who is due Aug. 2013!

  15. avatar Dani says:

    Where did you get that paint color? & the name? It’s such a great color for a boys nursery.

  16. What is the name of this color paint?

  17. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    Congratulations! We got the six airplane pictures on etsy. The sellers name is tjneal. I hope your nursery turns out well, and thank you for the kind words!!!!

  18. Hey Amy…I just came across your son’s nursery and it is so stinkin cute! We are due in April and have been seraching for aviation items as we are doing our son’s room in planes. Where did you get the 6 pictures of the planes that are hung above the changing table? thanks Amanda

  19. avatar A Parsons says:

    Love love LOVE your nursery! My husband and I are expecting our first in August, and if it’s a boy, we love the aviation theme! I will be using your nursery for inspiration.

  20. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    Hi Meg! Thank you so much for the kind words! I just saw this comment,
    so I apologize for the delayed response. The color is Pine Forest from
    Lowe’s. We just used the Valspar paint and it turned out perfectly.
    Good luck with your nursery!!!

  21. avatar Meg Maher says:

    My husband and I absolutely adore your son’s nursery and will be using it for lots of inspiration for our nursery (our son is due in April :)). Everything from the airplane pictures and accents to the dark wood against the wall color. Love it! Do you mind sharing what color paint is on the walls? :)

  22. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    Thank you so much, Lisa!!!

  23. avatar Lisapeck says:

    Wow, this room could pass for a museum exhibit, I just love what you did with the planes and the whole room. This is getting a 5 from me!

  24. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    Thank you so much, Kimmy! I’m pretty lucky, I think I hit the “jack pot” of in-laws :)

  25. Those airplane prints are cool. The vintage propeller is also a great touch to the nursery, together with the wood-stained frames and the black clock and mirror. And yeah, I also think you’re MIL is very creative!

  26. avatar Amy Pittsinger says:

    Thank you Kathy! We had such a great time creating this space… and I’m so glad it’s getting some great feedback!

  27. avatar Kathy Lagnese says:

    Amy, you are so awesome! I hope Derek knows how lucky he is! The room turned out incredible!