Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Tour of Levi's Nursery!

With my due date just around the corner, it has been a pretty important job getting Levi's nursery set up!    Moving to a different state in my 7th month of pregnancy was not (and still is not) an easy task...but thanks to a lot of help and patience along with God's provision and grace, we are slowly getting settled here in Birmingham.

I just turned 37 weeks today...but 3 weeks sounds like forever now that I have officially arrived at the more-than-uncomfortable state.  But the waiting will all be worth it once I get to see this little guy face to face.

I must say that none of this could have been done without my sweet husband.  Thank you, Buster for painting the walls, hanging all the artwork, putting the crib together, moving furniture around a dozen times, and for your hard work getting that ceiling fan installed.  You are the best husband EVER.  Here are some pictures from our newly finished nursery:

The canvas in the middle will have a verse painted on it...not sure what verse yet though!  And the 2 frames will hopefully have some wonderful shots by our newborn photographer, Rebecca Long (she's going to be great!)

My amazing mom made the bedding for the crib--including the sheets!  And our friends Andy and Melanie are graciously letting us use their son's crib for Levi!

My dad did this painting of me on a tire swing long time ago...think it fits perfect in the nursery!

This beautiful blanket was hand-knitted by a wonderful friend, Angela McInnis.  I LOVE her.

Our awesome Lazy-boy chair:-)  I'm expecting to spend lots of time in it!

Notice the changing table...It came from an antique store in Hattiesburg (thanks Mary Allison and Drew for finding it!) and then was painted and distressed by Whitney Sephton.  Its my favorite piece of furniture in the nursery!

This "van wagon" was made by my Dad for my first Christmas.  A couple of years ago at Christmas he re-finished and re-gifted it for us to have for our future children!

Notice the plate tag: Marion, Alabama (where I was born); PTL 365 (Praising the Lord 365 days a year) and 11/ birth month and year.

The wardrobe was also a piece of furniture I grew up with in my room.

 This beautiful piece was made by my dear friend, Kimsey.  I LOVE it because every time I look at it I think of our friendship and how grateful I am for her.  She has an Etsy shop where she sells pieces like this:  Check it out here (DesignsbyKimsey)

Kimsey also made the frame with the door knobs  (perfect for hanging diaper bag or towels!) My sweet husband made the shelf so I could put some cool decorations on display!

This canvas will have a Bible verse on it...soon!

The "Levi" sign was made by my sweet sister, Kristin...who also happens to have an Etsy shop. (Check it out here!)

My old books from when I was a little girl!

Gift from Uncle Drew and Aunt Mary Allison!

Levi Michael Leach

Dad designed this wall hanging...and Mom quilted it.  I have some talented family!

Can't wait to meet this little fella!

Thanks for taking the time to tour Levi's nursery!  3 weeks and counting!


  1. dear sweet Michelle ...this nursery is the cutest thing ever! i love every detail! I think of you every day and wonder how you are holding up in all this heat. It will all be worth it when little Levi arrives. Keep us posted. Ryan and i love our mugs and think of you every morning when we drink our coffee. I love you and miss you so much. Sniff sniff.

    1. Thanks Mrs McInnis! You are such a sweet friend and I will never forget you! So thankful for your kindness and friendship! Hope to see you soon:) doesn't it feel weird to not be getting ready to go back to school?


    1. Thanks Samantha! You are such a sweetheart! God bless!

  3. I saw this post link on Facebook, commented on by Jericho Bell (married to my cousin Eric). I couldn't resist checking out little Levi's nursery myself. It has to be the most amazing nursery I've ever seen! The most matched, coordinated "theme" could not compare with the details of this nursery. I love that there are SO MANY pieces personally created for this room and all of the things from your childhood brought in top it all off. Levi will be surrounded by the love of so many that have expressed their love with these gifts created just for him alone. God bless you and your family.

    1. Diana, thank you so much for your sweet words! I am so thankful for friends and family who have given us such special gifts. You are right in saying that Levi will be surrounded by people who love him dearly and I thank the Lord for that! Thanks again!

  4. I love the nursery. I am a friend of your Mom and Dad and love the way you have incorporated some of Steve's artwork into the nursery. My name is Margaret Drummond and I went to MC with your dad and was a fellow MK there. (I grew up in Spain.) I taught Spanish at Clinton High with Mr Freeny and Mrs. Williams. I got to see some of the artwork you donated to Mr. Freeny's classroom. I wish the best in the upcoming birth of your son.

    1. Yes! I have heard of you! Thank you for your kind words! I will be sure and let my dad know I heard from you! God bless!

  5. It is amazing!!!! It's perfect, every little detail! I wish I could have helped more! I can't wait to meet Levi! All of you in my prayers daily! I love and miss you!!!

  6. Oh my goodness his nursery looks amazing!! What a blessing that your mom made the bedding. It is just beautiful.