Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Finished Nursery!

I finally finished decorating our boy/girl twin nursery!  Yes, the babies will be 12 weeks old tomorrow, but since there was some DIY involved, I don't think that's tooooo too bad.

The walls were already this color, the light taupe we painted this and our master bedroom when we moved in.  The white Roman shades were up already as well from when this room was an office and the playroom was a guest room.  I like how they let in great filtered light during the day while giving privacy, and we put up dark brown felt at night when it's still light out at bedtime (white stick-on velcro squares disappear in the corners of the moulding).

We didn't bother with expensive crib bedding sets since quilts and bumpers are SIDS risks. The sheets are from Clouds and Stars and the crib skirts are from Pottery Barn. That's really all you need in a crib.  The rug was originally from Pottery Barn Kids, but I bought it on Ebay.


The Bebe Italia cribs are from Babies R Us (10% discount when you buy two of the same big ticket item).  Both sets of parents bought them for us, and Mike likes to joke that he mixed up all the parts while assembling the cribs so neither baby can feel favored by one set of grandparents.  

After a lot of research, we found the dressers on the Land of Nod website.  The lower one is the perfect changing table height (36") and the taller one was just the right width for the remaining wall.  With a tiny room like this, careful planning is required!  The rocker, a compromise between a wooden glider (not a fan) and an upholstered rocker and ottoman (too big), is from Off Your Rocker.

The paintings above hang over Michael's crib, and the ones below hang over Sophie's.  I painted them myself based on these.  They are acryllic paint on canvas from Michael's craft store with scrapbook paper applied with Mod Podge.

Etsy seller Willow Creek Signs made this custom vinyl decal for us.  The quote is one that rings true for me as I share the joy of parenthood with Mike and the joy of twins with a curious and admiring world.  More importantly, I hope Sophie and Michael find double the joy in their childhood as they share it with each other.  The quote also inspired the name of this blog.

I made the mobiles, inspired by the ones in this blog.

The one area that still needs some attention is the top of the tall dresser, but for now it holds our twin/baby/parenting books, the sound and light machine, and the needlepoint my Aunt Rose originally made for my older brother's nursery.  It ended up in mine as well, and my mom had it reframed and gave it to me at the baby shower.  I can't think of more perfect words for a neat freak new mom like myself!

Click here to see the playroom!


  1. love it! and we have that same needlepoint, crazy! My MIL made it and while they were cleaning out their basement offered it to me. I think we'll probably reframe it as well!

  2. I think that needlepoint must have been a popular one because you're the third person to tell me that! I love that they've become heirlooms.


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