Sunday, September 9, 2012

Londyn's Nursery

If you know me in real life, you know I love all things antique and vintage so when it came to Londyn's nursery I knew I wanted it to be very girly with a vintage feel. I inherited my love of old furniture, dishes, and anything with peeling paint for that matter from my parents! Growing up I spent many a Saturday with them learning how to snag a bargain at auctions and yard sales because they have a home based business selling antiques.

Over the last several months, I've been pinning and planning like crazy gathering ideas for our sweet girl's room.

I wanted to start with her crib bedding and base the rest of the decor around it. I fell in love with a bedding set that used stripes, floral and polka dots in combination giving it the vintage look I wanted, but it was too expensive. Then searching local stores every crib bedding set I found was either too themed for my taste or too pricey for my budget. That's where my Mom Mom and Mama came in! Mama bought a vintage floral sheet set that my Mom Mom used to sew the bumper pads and valances. We then bought the pink, green, and blue polka dot fabric from JoAnn's to use for the ruffled crib skirt. I found the pink and white striped crib sheet at Target! I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Londyn's entire nursery is such a testimony of God's provision!

Her Daddy painted the walls with a gallon of seven dollar Behr paint and primer in one that we found in Home Depot's Oops section!!

A sweet friend sold my Mama the crib for twenty bucks, and I have previously blogged about the deal we got on the glider and ottoman ($50 for both, originally $600 at Babies R Us!) which just happened to be the sage green color that matched the bedding perfectly! 

My Mom Mom also sewed the adorable polka dot pillow and my Aunt crocheted the blanket on the back of the chair.

 Then I found the precious wicker dresser and nightstand at Goodwill, only paying twenty five dollars for the pair! The lamp was a Goodwill find that I decorated using coffee filters and lots of hot glue ($10 total!). I bought the frame on clearance at Marshall's for three bucks and printed the"Babies Don't Keep" poem from Pinterest.

Most of the other accessories I snagged from other areas of the house or had my Mama dig them out of storage from when I was a baby!

We did buy the cream area rug at Bed, Bath and Beyond for forty dollars, but even that was a good deal compared to other rugs I had priced.

Daniel worked really hard on her chalkboard wall (which I plan to use as a backdrop for her monthly pictures and for writing Scripture on!) and the pennant banner was a decoration at our shower!

 The pink dress, bonnet, and both pairs of shoes were mine as a baby and I love the fact that they're now in her nursery!  

I got my Peter Rabbit in my Easter basket as a toddler and it quickly became my favorite stuffed animal. Since I wanted to use him in the nursery, I found vintage Beatrix Potter book pages on Etsy and framed them (in Goodwill frames!) to coordinate with him!

Back when we first found out we were expecting, our neighbors were having a yard sale before selling their home. I bought the antique carriage which I want to use for her newborn pictures from them for twenty dollars!

On the shelf, I placed a framed maternity picture, the "L" we used at our maternity shoot that I covered with a lace tablecloth from our wedding, (the letters in her name above the crib were hung on the branch with the same lace!), a Willow Tree figurine we received at our shower and a few vintage children's books!

So Londyn Grace's nursery is ready for her arrival! I love how girly and vintage it is and how every piece has a story of the Lord's goodness to us behind it! He is truly a God of the details and cares enough about us to give us the desires of our hearts even in the little things!

     I am getting so excited about having our baby girl here!


  1. It's adorable! I love the lamp and the hanging letters! Gotta love pinterest! :) also the chalkboard wall is such a good idea! It all turned out so good! Can't wait till Londyn arrives!
    Love, Bri

  2. Love it Sister! So sweet and perfect for Miss Londyn!