Here we are again! It seems like we just decorated C’s woodland themed nursery. C turned two in March and, yeah, I’m still reeling over it! Baby boys grow into toddler guys and now it’s all about planes, trains, and automobiles! C has been fascinated by trains for quite some time now. He will line up just about anything he can find (shoes, french fries, dog toys…) and say “Choo, choo!”
C is curious, busy, and fast, so we thought nothing would suit him better than a fun and colorful transportation themed bedroom! We didn’t purchase a lot of new things for this project, but I’ll be linking the decor items we did buy as we go along. Without further ado…
We wanted to keep C’s same room color and furniture because they’re basically brand new. His Hemnes dresser and nightstand from IKEA have a couple of different matching bed options. We chose this twin frame in “white stain” (see this post about why “white stain” won out over “white”) and set the mattress support at the lowest level possible.
To help prevent our toddler from rolling out of bed (which will happen no matter what you do- just expect it!), we installed these double bed rails from Summer Infant. They fit fine down in the sunken bed frame, with a little bit of encouragement, and are extremely sturdy! The only down side is that the rails can’t fold down because the mechanism is blocked by the frame, but we never need to do that anyway so it works out fine for us!
The road patterned quilt and sham are from Target. We bought the set on clearance, so it is unfortunately not available anymore. His sheets are decorated with a colorful array of cars, trucks, and helicopters and are still available at Target (along with this cute matching firetruck pillow!!).
As for wall decor, I ordered five printables from MORILAND Art shop on Etsy! They are so vibrant and fun. There are four transportation prints above the bed, and the fifth alphabet themed print is hanging above the dresser.
I was so pleasantly surprised by these hanger frames (also from Etsy)! The top and bottom are boards that are sandwiched together and held by super strong embedded magnets. Every frame came with three different string type options and nails to hang! We ordered the 15 inch frames in “aged oak”.
I made the colorful pom pom garland in my “I’m really into felted wool crafting” phase of quarantine. So, unfortunately I don’t have a link for you, but they’re super easy to make. Just Google “felted wool”. It’s actually pretty therapeutic, haha!
Of course, you can’t forget these IKEA spice racks that double as bookshelves!
Tyler’s grandparents gave him this riding airplane when he was about C’s age and his parents have kept it all these years. Does that mean it’s vintage?? C said he wanted to see it flying in the sky, so that’s what we did! We used a pair of heavy duty ceiling hooks with anchors and some 30lb coated hanging wire to hang the plane at an angle. This is probably C’s favorite part of the room!
And if you peek to the right in the photo above, you’ll see some vintage cars on a shelf! Tyler’s grandpa collected model cars and gifted them to his children and grandchildren after he passed away. They are so special to us but definitely too delicate to play with, so they found a home high up on a shelf. We threw the shelf together from wood we had left over from our mini shed materials.
C’s room has come a long way, but without a lot of expense!
He loves the newfound independence of a big boy bed and enjoys chilling in his room with books and puzzles. We’re happy that he’ll have a special space to escape newborn stress and noises when Baby Bro arrives!
Speaking of baby, we’re currently trying to decide on a paint color for his room! Meanwhile, we’ll be working on installing french patio doors in the basement! That should be… interesting. Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.