Vintage Inspired Playroom

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

A couple of months ago I decided to repaint Jackson’s room. I’ve never had a white room, so I decided it was best to have one for my toddler boy (so smart!); keep in mind the floors were already painted white and light grey stripes from yours truly circa 2014. Fast forward to now, and I’ve finally managed to put all of the pieces I’ve hoarded for this room back together. I’ve got stuff from all over the place in here: consignment stores, craigslist, my neighbor’s attic, antique stores, DIY projects, etc. The room is enormous. Way too big if you ask me.  When Jackson came along, Ellie was starting to potty train and we wanted to keep her in her room right next to the bathroom for evening trips. So the former guest room became a quasi playroom/second nursery.

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

As I started looking for pieces to put in here, I was naturally drawn to vintage things. My first picks for the room, the (broken) gumball machine and the dresser, both came from Consignment Corner in Chelmsford, MA. A few weeks later I returned and bought a couple of old wagons. More recently, the vintage suitcases came from there too. The crib and the table (repainted) came from Craigslist. The giant chalkboard was something Chris and I made. The old fireplace mantel was purchased at a demolition store in New Bedford, MA. The old rocking chair came from my neighbor’s attic. The chandelier came from Home Depot,  the rug (which is actual heaven on your feet) came from Home Decorators. Pictures on the walls either came from Home Goods, or AllPosters.com (where I then bought unfinished wood frames for cheap from JoAnn’s and painted them myself). The teepee came from Amazon.

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

When it came to filling up the space with fun toys, I was partial to the toys I had as a kid. Fisher Price has an entire collection of vintage toys, and you’ll see many of them in this room (the recorder, the xylophone, this telephone above, etc). I’m also partial to Melissa & Doug because they make such great wooden toys. I’ve linked to several of our favorites at the end of the post. We also have a ton of Melissa & Doug puzzles; I didn’t link to each of them, but we’ve never had one we didn’t love!!

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Keeping the largest suitcase open for blankets actually happened on accident. I was originally intending to stack all three together, until the kids were playing in them and left this one open. I was reminded of how much I loved the interior pattern of the suitcase, so I leave it open to hold extra blankets because I just don’t ever want to close it!! As a side note, Jackson will soon be going into a toddler bed… so I have no clue how I’ll shuffle things around then 😉

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

The plastic canisters came from Home Goods, as did the baskets 🙂

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room

The framed photo of the purple flowers is something my Mom gave me. It’s my artwork from pre-school. I have two other pieces framed, but haven’t yet decided where they should go 🙂

Behind the Boutique Kristina Nissen Vintage Inspired Room



I hope you all had a wonderful and safe weekend!! My love to you now and always!!

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