My youngest son is still in a crib, but that doesn’t stop me from imagining how I will transition his room into a “big boy” room.  We went the Pottery Barn Kids route with my older son.  Its adorable, and he loves it (which is really what matters).  But I feel like I want something a bit more unique for my baby.  And the best way I know how to incorporate “unique” is to add vintage!

Right now Land of Nod is showing some really cool vintage-inspired furniture in their catalog.

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Both photos feature their Ellipse bed and furniture collection.  I really love the lines of the bed.  I think they did a really nice job styling the room.  But, at $799 for a twin bed, I just can’t justify buying new.  Its not authentic!  I’d rather spend $799 on a REAL vintage mid-century bed.  I guess I must be nearly alone on this thought because the bed is on back order!

So, since I have just under a year until I need to have a bed to replace the crib, I’ll be Pursuing Vintage boys bedroom furniture!

Here are a few styles I like:

BHG

Great headboard!

Ramona Rode Home

A little too Danish modern?

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I think this is my favorite!  Broyhill Brasilia.

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Great headboard – not a huge fan of the “double decker” table.  Or the decor in this room.  🙂

I’m looking at the furniture in these photos, not the decor.  I really like the curved lines and geometric shapes.  The color of the wood is so rich.  I will definitely need to go with a tall chest, as opposed to the long dresser.  Floor space is a commodity!

What do you think?  Are there any MCM styles out there that you’d recommend?

~Kristen

 

 

Okay, so it’s not exactly ON the wall.  More like leaning on the wall.

I have this campaign style mirror, and I think it must be a rarity out there.  I’ve searched eBay and Google Images, and I just don’t see many.  I think it is pretty cool, though.  It has the great campaign brackets, and it is a solid, heavy piece.   Personally, I think it would look terrific painted a bright color, or even just a bright white.  The frame has a few bumps, but nothing that a little wood filler couldn’t handle.  The brackets are in great condition.  It is too “matchy-matchy” to pair it with my campaign dresser, so it is available in the SHOP!

Campaign Style Mirror

~Kristen

Today is Part Deux of the Faux Bamboo series.  I’m using a little French in honor of Le Tour de France… its a big thing in our house.  The Tour.  Not French.

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I wish that could be me right now!

Anyway.

I’d like to first share with you a little beauty of a table I picked up.

Faux Bamboo Baker Style Table

I adore this table!  It is reminiscent of a Baker table, but this one doesn’t have a brass edge to the glass.  There is a small chip in the glass top, and you can see one of the legs under the glass (where the glass sits… right there in front) is worn, some of the finish is lacking.  Oh – and that’s just sidewalk chalk on my porch floor that you see back there!  Not green paint on the glass!

Here are some other Baker style tables:

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The natural wood is such a perfect contrast against all of the other white wood in the room.

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Modernized over a zebra rug.

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And, more faux bamboo tables:

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Metal faux bamboo trio of tables – Very interesting to look at, yet still keeps a space open.

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Adorable set!

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Cute side table.  Nice mirrored top.  I have a similar table from Ballard, but its not faux bamboo… wish I’d seen this one first!

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A little gold glam bamboo never hurt anyone!

So what do you think of the tables?  Natural wood or painted?  Would you paint the one from my shop or leave it au naturel?  (I just wanted to use French one more time.)

~Kristen