Linc’s Nautical Nursery

I finished Linc’s nursery!

This room was Evan’s nursery, which had a Where The Wild Things Are theme for a while and then a monsters theme when he turned 2. I had plans to repaint and decorate BEFORE I had baby #3, but since our Team Green baby ended up being a boy I decided to leave it blue. Because, lazy.

I made those inspiration boards a few weeks ago and actually ended up doing almost everything from the yellow crib board, plus a bunch of DIY projects. I was prepared to not get this done until my baby was too old for a crib completely, so having it done when he’s only 2 months is way ahead of schedule. It’s currently the nicest room in our house BY FAR and I might sleep there myself.  I’m really excited about how Linc’s nautical nursery turned out and I hope you like it too.

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The twin bed was already in the room from when it was Evan’s room (from Ikea). Ditto the ceiling light. The rocker was purchased for Caroline’s room (from Babies’R’Us) and my mother recovered the stool from our original glider. The dresser (also Ikea) was Caroline’s. The curtains are from our old house, 7+ years ago. The rug is from Wayfair too (I love them for real, not just because I work for them sometimes). The quilt on the bed was my brother’s when he was a child and my mom made the two striped pillows. The red basket was a gift from a client whose newborn photos I took whose baby was ALSO named Lincoln. The bouncer was a hand-me-down from a friend.

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This onesie is the inspiration for the whole room.

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I bought that paddle at the marine consignment shop down in Mystic, painted it with sample paint I had in the basement and added hooks for the cutest baby clothes. I got the idea from this pin and from this paddle on CB2 which costs $349. Total in on mine: less than $30.


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It’s a pun! I wish I was better at chalkboard writing, but for freehand it’s pretty good.

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The chalkboard wall was there from Evan’s monster room. The sailboat mobile I made and posted the tutorial on Wayfair, so you can check that out over there. The crib is the Jenny Lind crib in Sunshine which I ordered from Wayfair. The yellow blanket my mother-in-law made and the other thing is a KoKaDi woven wrap.

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My lovely friend Liese made those burp cloths for Linc.



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Everything on the dresser was gifts, except the canvas I ordered with the photos I took of Linc. The needlepoint poem was done by my grandmother when I was little.

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The shelf is my favorite project. It’s a stair riser from Home Depot cut in half, with holes drilled in it and rope run through the holes. It’s anchored to the wall with boat cleats. No painting, no staining, no nailing or gluing. E helped me with the actual work but I made up the plans (and relayed them E) from my head.

Of course, Linc is still sleeping in our room in the rock’n’play for the foreseeable future so no one is enjoying all my hard work besides me. But I am definitely patting myself on the back for getting it done. I even assembled that crib myself, so it’s my favorite piece of furniture in the whole house.

Let me know if you need a source for anything I didn’t list! Always happy to help.



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16 Responses to “Linc’s Nautical Nursery”

  1. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous!! Lucky Linc, I wish my room looked that nice!

  2. I love the chalkboard and sign! And we have that same octopus with the socks…he’s a favorite toy with both kids.

  3. Jeania says:

    I love the quilt and the needlepoint, and the yellow crib and the mobile; there’s so much to love in this room. And, the fact that you used so many things that you already had, is awesome.

  4. Raincheckmom says:

    It turned out great! Love the yellow crib and the shelf you made!

  5. Jen F (from Robinson) says:

    this makes me happy :) Luke has the octopus too, but I had no idea it had such a BRILLIANT name!

  6. Amy says:

    It looks amazing! You know what you need (need is of course a relative term)? That wooden ring stacker from IKEA that looks like a lighthouse.

  7. Brandy says:

    DUDE. I freaking love this. I haven’t been inspired by nurserys in a long time but that chalkboard pun? OMG I LOVE YOU. Like for real don’t hate me when I do something like that for a room. Added idea? Put the red and green buoys to the sides to mark the entrance :)

    I totally pinned this and now people are going to think i’m preggers. NOPE.

  8. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely love everything about this room! The vintage yet playfulness is just delightful. you did an excellent job. If I have a boy i will defiantly be using some of your ideas.

  9. Liz says:

    No Wake Zone … I see what you did there :P.

    And as a UM alum, I want that yellow/blue (maize and blue) blanket!

    Nice job :) it looks great.

  10. Tricia says:

    i love his nursery! You did a fantastic job, lady! The stair riser shelves? That looks stupid cute and totally more expensive and harder to make, so you win shelving.

  11. Suzanne says:

    Love, love, love it! So clever and refreshing and sweet. Perfect for lil’ Linc. Well done (once again), mama!

  12. Super cute, as always. You wanna come and help fix up a room in my house? My Star Wars guest room needs some serious design help.

  13. […] More rugs. I still love love LOVE the rug I bought for the nursery from Wayfair, so I think it’s time to put one in the family room too. We HAD a rug but it got […]

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