Route 66 Nursery & Gallery Wall…..

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Hey Everyone!!

Hope ya’ll have had a wonderful Tuesday!!Thrifty Decor Chick is having a “Show Us Your House” linky party tonight with the theme being nurseries/kids rooms. I shared pictures of Griffin’s nursery a long time ago on this little ole blog (back when I had very few followers.) The child will be two years old in August, and I am sad to say….I am still “working” on the nursery! Pathetic, right?!

I just finished a little project in his room today, so I thought I would share it, as well as some updated pictures of his room! Ya know, since most of you have probably NEVER seen it anyway?!

If you want to read the back story on how this nursery came to be, you can read my previous posts HERE and HERE.I purchased these vintage license plates a few months several months ago at one of our local antique stores for just $6.00 a piece. The colors in the plates matched Griffin’s room perfectly, and I immediately knew that I HAD TO HAVE THEM!

ย The top one was a little dirty, but I just rinsed it off & it was good as new! Still rusty, but it EXACTLY the look I was going for! Cuz everyone knows that rust adds character, right?! ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I just purchased an 11×14 frame and an 8×10 frame from Walmart. Both were inexpensive, I think I paid $9.00 for both of them!

I removed the glass & the cardboard backing off of each, leaving me with two empty frames. I was going to use them to frame out each license plate to add a little more interest to my little gallery wall.

I attached the frames to the wall using these….

These puppies are SO EASY TO USE and they eliminate those pesky nail holes!
I LOVE THEM!!!ย  I did, however use little nails to attach the license plates to the wall because I really wasn’t sure if the command strips would hold them.

In addition to framing out the license plates, I added the “stop” sign (purchased at Hobby Lobby) and the license plate frame with a picture of my little guy when he was just 3 months old!

Considering this wall has been blank for the past two years, I’m feeling pretty accomplished today!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I think it turned out pretty cute!

What do you think?!

The wall across from the crib (above the changing table) is yet ANOTHER gallery wall….

All of the goodies on this wall are from Hobby Lobby including the little shelf. I purchased it in the unfinished wood department at Hob Lob & painted to coordinate with the nursery decor.

I LOVE the collection of little signs, the gas pump, & that old truck!
So cute!!

On top of the changing table, sit this black wooden box….

It once held all of Griffin’s little “baby toys”, but just as he has gotten bigger, so have his toys. Now they reside in a toybox in his closet! So, the black box now hold diapers, wipes, etc.

The chest of drawers is adorned with a few little knick knacks from Hobby Lobby as well…..
LOVE this little truck frame and also this adorable little sign….

ALL BOY….am I right?!

Griffin’s 1st birthday was a sock monkey theme & his little monkey sits all cute like in his little rocking chair….

Although he doesn’t quite go with the “Route 66” theme, he still coordinates with the colors of the room! ๐Ÿ™‚

This rug is one of my favorite things about this nursery & was purchased by one of my old co-workers (thanks Cyndi!) for my baby shower. It soft & plush….

And it looks perfect in front of his crib….

Griffin kinda likes it too….


As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!!


Wall Colors for this room:

Golden Den (Valspar)-purchased at Lowes

Azalea Leaf (Valspar)-purchased at Lowes

Crib Bedding: Cocalo Couture Aidan Crib Beddingย 



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  1. love it! we want to do something unique like this!

  2. Love it! Nostalgic!

  3. It looks so good girl! I love all the details…especially the pic of Griffin on the little truck! Very unique! And can he possible look ANY bigger in that last pic? What happened to baby G? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. love all of it!! the color scheme and all the little details are so perfect. I so wish we had Hobby Lobby but we don’t! Seems like you found some good things there.

  5. Great job! You got those license plates for a steal, and they work so well in the room. Your son is adorable. Thanks for sharing his beautiful bedroom!

  6. Love this idea it really is something that he can grow with for many years

  7. I love the theme, especially the truck and gas pump. The new license plates and frames are a perfect addition to the room. The room looks complete.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  8. This nursery, ahem, little boys room is so wonderful. What is it about boys and their love of all things that go. My son is soon to be two and we are in the process of transforming his “monkey” theme room into all things that go room (planes, trains, and automobiles) I guess boys will be boys! I can’t believe it only took 2 years to go from babies to little boys. Great job!

  9. P.S I am your newest follower!

  10. Griffin is one lucky kid! What a fun room – I’m sure he’s getting his kicks!

    And of course, any room with a sock monkey is a great room!


  11. Featuring your sweet nursery today! XO, Aimee

  12. I love this nursery! Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Beautiful nursery!
    Very original!
    Would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  14. Why didn’t I find you three months ago?? My daughter is expecting her first baby in 6 weeks and we were doing her nursery over spring break. She wanted red and blue and vintage transportation. We looked everywhere for inspiration and then just jumped in and did it. You can see the basics here Looks like great minds think alike!

  15. I am loving this room! I’ll have to pin this for when I have a boy. That truck frame is just too cute too. I wish we had a hobby lobby here but our closest one is hours away. :/ I would love for you to come share at my Pinteresting Party if you have a moment.

  16. So, so cute! You can use so much of these things until he is a teenager!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Visiting from Serenity Now.

  17. I was just wondering if you remember what color blue you used on the wainscot. You can email me at

  18. Anonymous says:

    Where did you get the bedding?

  19. Gretchen says:

    Beautiful room! We are doing this for my two boys (15 months apart and share a room). Could you tell me what the wall paint and wainscot colors are? Thanks!

  20. I love it! My oldest room is a Route 66/diner theme! He picked it himself when we moved from a little boy room to a big boy room and I LOVE IT!!! Your room is so cute!


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