Lincoln’s Lovely Little Space: Personal

This post has been a long time in the making! Our nursery is finally complete. I had an amazing baby shower given for me at my house on Friday, and I made that date our “deadline” to have the nursery finished. Thankfully, we did it! I’m pretty much ready for Lincoln. Now I just have a few weeks to wrap up sessions, editing & blogging so I can begin maternity leave!


Don’t judge. When we found out I was pregnant, we gave away the furniture that used to be in this room knowing it would no longer be needed.


The vintage (ie flea market) dresser before my husband got a hold of it.




I followed the instructions given by the Youngsters on Young House Love to line the dresser drawers.


My mom made him these valances.


The little owl art with his name was made for him by my friend, Ashley :)


Adorable stuffed owls made by my friend, Stephanie.


One of my favorite passages of scripture is Psalm 23, so I decided to make a little piece of art with one of those verses.


This was a total budget room. It doesn’t bother me if other people shell out $6k on a nursery, but I knew we would not be doing that. I firmly believe in shopping sales and being creative. I really only had one splurge in the room, and that was the glider. I figured it would be worth it to have a cute & comfy place to hang out with Lincoln at 2 am. So if you’re interested, here’s the breakdown of the room, which we did for right around $1,100. Not bad considering we didn’t own one piece of baby gear when we started this project!

Paint colors:

Walls – Winter’s Day (Olympic Low VOC)

Dresser – Swiss Chocolate (Valspar)

Furniture & Decor:

Crib – Babies R Us – $140

Dresser – Flea Market – $75

Knobs – Anthropologie – $36

Table – IKEA – $20 (Used from another room in our home)

Pendant Light – IKEA – $40 (Used from another room in our home)

Lamp – TJ Maxx – $40

Rug – Pier 1 – $100

Glider – CSN Baby – $400

Scripture Art – homemade with Target frame – $15

Curtains – homemade – $20

Crib Pillow – Target $10

Glider Pillow – Layla Grace – $36

Breathable Bumper – Babies R Us – $40

Crib Skirt – Target – $20

Crib Sheet & Changing Pad Cover – Design Public – $62

Changing Pad – WalMart – $20 (Gift from a friend)

Crib Mattress – Target – $80 (Gift from a friend)

Paint for walls & dresser – Lowes – $40

***Letters – Approx $80

***The letters for the ABC wall were purchased from all over. Some of the stores where they were purchased from are Michael’s, Pottery Barn Teen, Anthropologie, JoAnn’s, Kohl’s, Etsy, Pier 1, and more.

So the room is ready. Now all we need is the baby :)

Terry - Heidi, I love the nursery. Lincoln will be a very lucky little boy. I love the alphabet montage.April 28, 2010 – 1:38 am

Lisa Lotter - You are so creative! I love it and your baby boy is sure to feel right at home! Sweet!April 27, 2010 – 3:00 am

Stephanie Dunn - It’s perfect. I love it.April 21, 2010 – 12:37 pm

Kylie - Love it Heidi! It looks so great & definitely ready for Little Lincoln! :) YHL has definitely rubbed off on you! :)April 20, 2010 – 4:35 pm

Lynsey - So cute Heidi! It is so unique and original. The alphabet letters on the wall are my favorite, and I gotta say I’m impressed by Steff’s owl pillows!April 20, 2010 – 4:34 pm

Ashley McCormick Photography - I LOVE IT!! Even though I’ve already seen it, I am so proud of what an amazing job you did. Its adorable :) Now all it needs is a baby! I am so happy for you and Mike, I cannot wait to meet your little man :) Love you!!April 20, 2010 – 4:04 pm

Audrey - you did such a great job on this Heidi! can’t wait to see little Lincoln hanging in his cool nursery! :)April 20, 2010 – 3:42 pm

Emily Ness - Heidi this is SO perfect! Every little detail is so amazing and well thought out! I love it!! The alphabet wall is incredible! Can’t wait to see it in real life, but even more excited about meeting its future resident!!!!April 20, 2010 – 3:08 pm

heidimitchell - Ashley has it! I’ll make a post about the baby shower soon & put the picture with all the ladies in his room there!April 20, 2010 – 2:49 pm

Rachel Wright - Ok, where’s the photo of all of us jammed in there?April 20, 2010 – 2:47 pm