Grant's Vintage Racing Room

Grant's Vintage Racing Room

Carrie McBride
Apr 17, 2015

Name: Grant (2.5)
Location: United States

Grant’s room is tiny, so when it came time to transition him out of his crib, I was having trouble working a layout that would still give him space to play. The best solution to fitting a full sized bed would be to push it sideways against the wall, and the only way I would allow that would be as a built in bunk bed. Luckily, my husband loves me enough to go along with my crazy ideas.

We built the twin over full frame out of 2x4s and dressed it up with plank walls and trim. I used photo ledges to create a reading nook in the corner, and Grant can reach out of the window Jason built into the frame to grab "The Little Engine that Could" before bed. Best of all, there's still plenty of floor space for playing trains.


An industrial metal wall sconce and "Racing Stripe" bedding from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child inspired Grant's vintage racing theme. I ordered metal prints of black and white photos of 1960's Grand Prix races from Tiny Prints to adorn the inside of the bed frame. They were a great solution for putting pictures on the wall safely without having glass frames so close to my rambunctious toddler's head. I also had custom pillows made by Tiny Prints, with a close up photo of a dashboard. The "G" monogram and star garland are from Land of Nod. Above the upper bunk are vintage Grand Prix ads I downloaded from Flickr.

Thanks, Michelle! Readers, visit Michelle at Ocean Front Shack.


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