Jackson’s Vintage Garage Nursery

  • This is my favorite part of Jackson's room. The wood wall came from pallets that my SO and I disassembled, cleaned and stained. The metal circle was cut at a local shop and I had the vinyl decal custom made through Etsy. To get the tool chest look on the counters, we simply painted them red, glued on some metal trim which I found out Lowes and a "Craftsman" Tool Box Logo that I bought online. The sink is an absolute lifesaver. It may be the most useful thing in the room.

  • This crib is part of the Eco Chic Clover line. It is beautiful, sturdy, and was a great purchase. The striped bedding was handmade by my Mother in Law. I love how it carries the colors from the wall décor into the rest of the room.

  • Truer words have never been said; we are definitely open 24 hours! I love that this sign added to the theme and was able to incorporate Jackson's name. The metal was cut at a local fabricator's shop and the vinyl decal was custom designed through Etsy.

  • I love our little reading nook. The rocking chair is so comfy! The oil drum made the perfect sized table. The "book shelves" are really spice racks from Ikea that we stained and YES that is a real stop light.

  • That's a real stop light hanging in the corner. Daddy even wired it to work!

  • This dresser matches our crib and is from the Eco Chic Clover line sold at Babies R Us.

  • We wanted lots of storage so my SO built the shelves in the close. The wooden storage baskets came from Home Depot. Just like the Toy Box we stained them and added the metal pieces so that they could be labeled with dry erase markers. The canvas bins were purchased at Target and are great for storing smaller items like bibs and burp clothes.

  • This toy box was made from a simple wood crate bought from Home Depot. I simply stained it to match the other wood pieces and glued the metal plate on the front. You can use dry erase markers to label it.

  • These are our laundry hamper and storage for clothes that Jackson can no longer wear. I used canvas liners inside metal garbage pails.

  • The hub cap came from a local vintage market and made a cute wall hanging. The book shelves were actually spice racks from Ikea that we stained to match the rest of the room.

  • In order to carry on with the garage feel, we made a curtain rod out of metal piping. It was a bit more work than I expected but a great little detail.

  • My Mother in Law also handmade these striped curtains to match the bedding. I love that the top is so sheet because it lets a ton of light into the room.

  • This is a simple diaper pail that I added a vinyl decal to in order to make it blend in with the rest of the room.

  • Again, in order to make the them feel authentic we used a garage light over the sink instead of a standard light fixture.

  • Vintage Toy Gas Pump...not only is it cute décor but will be fun to play with too!

  • The license plates shown here are antique New Jersey tags...Daddy's home state

  • Handmade Yarn Mobile which Jackson loves looking at.

  • Loved these vintage metal signs from Hobby Lobby. They feature old automobile, gas, and oil brands.

  • What retro room is complete without a tailgate. This one came off of a 55 Chevy truck.



Even before I knew I was pregnant, I had been thinking of nursery ideas.  I wanted to be ready to go the moment we found out whether Baby Parr was going to be a Jackson or an Emma.  The day we found out that we were expecting a boy, I triumphantly start reviewing all my ideas with my hubby.  He liked the theme but I could tell it wasn't really speaking to him.  Together, we set out looking for a new idea.  It didn't take long before we found a blog with a retro car themed nursery.  It was adorable but had some very modern colors and furniture styles.  The direction we took our room was different but that site gave us the ammunition we needed to get started.  In the end, I found tons inspiration on Pinterest and in local craft and antique stores.  I spent a lot of time trying to think through every detail so that the nursery was both cute and practical.  Now that it is completed, we couldn't be happier with how Jackson's room turned out and that sink is a LIFE SAVER!

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