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Retro Red and Yellow “Son-Drop”


Pale walls, retro touches, antiques, and pops of red in our happy nursery

Design Inspiration

We found a vintage 1960's toybox at an antique sale that set the tone and the palette for the room. We would have used it for a boy or girl.

Decorating Style

Eclectic. Things that we like and gather.

Project Details

Paint: Waverly from Lowe's in "Butter"

Love the red IKEA mirrors for $4 each.

And we turned the crib bumper into the window topper for a cheap, easy way to dress it up.

Favorite Items

Vintage toy box, books from the 50's and 60's. Retro-looking toys (hopefully lead-free since they're reproductions!) Also had the old Sun-Drop light-up sign that we've since updated with baby's name, weight, birthday, etc.


Happy hunting at antique stores!

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  1. avatar nrmomsy says:

    Thank you for the reply Shelbur…. just got done with painting the room yellow (banana split from Bher) the room looks so nice. 

    Assembled her white crib and got the bedding on this morning. 

    I will order the glider from target!! :) 

  2. avatar Shelbur says:

    Thanks! I painted it before I knew what I was having. I just knew I wanted a yellow room. I would have done more girly stuff, but used the same pallette for a girl. The glider is the danielle deluxe sleigh glider from Had it six months now and still love it.

  3. avatar nrmomsy says:

    Love the yellow ‘son room’….. i am trying to paint my baby girl’s room yellow too – and this room has convinced me that i should go ahead…. 

    Where did you get the rocking chain from… love the fact that its yellow and white – would love to buy the same… 

    enjoy you mommy time!! 

  4. avatar ThatGirlIsAMonster says:

    Hi Shelbur:  Thanks for you reply.  I think it’s wondrous how you’ve put together all these… I’m amazed!!! :)

  5. avatar Shelbur says:

    Well, we tend to like warm colors, so this all goes well with our house. And I really wanted to play off the red in the toybox. In any case, nearly everything that’s not furniture was stuff we had picked up over the years at antique stores for $20 or less each item. The furniture we bought new, so that was the chunk of expense at about $700-$800 for everything. And I’m thinking for some people, that would be considered cheap! Bedding was inexpensive from Target as it was the only thing I found that I liked. The wall shade was a simple cellular shade from JC Penney. Everything else was either a gift or picked up for cheap…like those $4 IKEA mirrors! Even the sundrop light-up sign was purchased for $10 at a Habitat re-sale store.

  6. avatar ThatGirlIsAMonster says:

    Am not really sure that a “warm” room is good for a baby, still I love the whimsy decorations you used here. Just wondering what was your budget for this???