I’ve been slowly working on my son’s Vintage Airplane Bedroom. As in 3 years slowly. It’s taken just a bit of time but I didn’t want to reveal it until it was completely finished. And the other day I finally got the sheet set that I’d been looking for forever to complete the room. And with that sheet set…it was finished.
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My absolute favorite part of this room is the bed.
My husband built it himself. My son grew out of his crib turned toddler bed and we just didn’t want to fork out the cash for a cheaply made bed. We had this very comfy futon matress so we built the bed around the mattress. It’s a platform bed with an ah-mazing headboard!
We wanted the bed to include features that you would find in an airplane hangar so we chose to do a corrugated metal headboard. And that gorgeous quilt was made by my mom. Unfortunately I don’t have a full tutorial for you just yet on how we made the bed. I’m planning on putting that post together soon. The total for the bed including paint was about $100. Now I’ve got to show you that bedding that I searched for forever. I was set on blueprint style bedding however, I could only find “cartoonish” airplane bedding. And then I found this lovely set from Restoration Hardware.
However, Restoration Hardware is juuuuust a bit out of my budget. As in $149 for the set. I told myself that I would just buy the pillow cases, which would still be $50! But in the end I just could not justify that price for 2 pillow cases. And then I came across this one on Ebay.
Not the RH set but close enough and it was no where near the sticker shock. I never thought I could be so in love with bedding but I am. And I’m kinda jealous that my son gets to sleep on it and I don’t.
Another fun project was the bookshelf made from gutters . He loves that he is able to see the front of his books and access them easily.
Some of his books are too heavy for the shelves so I created a rolling storage crate for the rest of them.
Sticking with the industrial theme, we redid the dresser in a gray tone. This IKEA dresser used to be a natural wood color and was used in my daughter’s nursery. This sat in our garage a while and I almost got rid of it until I realized that the style was perfect for my son’s room. All it needed was some new paint and updated hardware.
I found these adorable storage boxes at Home Goods for his stuffed animals.
In addition to these boxes, I also found the canvas airplane print above the dresser and the metal airplane at Home Goods. I love me some Home Goods but I can never get out of there without spending at least 75 bucks.
5 year old boys have lots of little random toys and stuff. At least my 5 year old boy does. I bought this industrial locker at Hobby Lobby so he can shove everything and anything that can fit into it. His other toys are contained (sort of) in the bin storage system in his closet.
The ceilings in this room are so high and there is a lot of wall space to fill. So I chose to use some peel and stick vinyl wall decorations and I also scored an amazing vinyl airplane from Etsy. When you need something extremely specific, Etsy is bound to have it.
We hung an airplane kite from the ceiling right in front of his big window.
And last, to measure just how much my little man has grown, I created an adorable growth chart for him!
What’s YOUR favorite part of the room?
This looks great! The airplane fabric you found really pulled the room together. And the headboard was really nice. Thanks for sharing!