Well, we’re officially ready for the girls to arrive (though we’d like them to stay cooking for another few weeks). Our car seats are installed, diapers are stocked, and the nursery is as done as it will be before they make their arrival. There are still a few things I’ll do in there after they’re born such as custom art on the walls with their names, etc. and I’m sure the room will evolve as our needs change. If I could give anyone expecting twins advice, start your preparations and the nursery early! It’s no secret that twins typically come before 40 weeks, but I had a picture perfect pregnancy until 28 weeks when I was put on bed rest. I thought I had a few months left to work on the nursery and everything else I wanted to do before they’re born. Thank God for an amazing mom and husband who has helped tremendously in creating a sweet little room for our girls.
OK enough talking, here are the pictures!
The rug was actually in our bedroom but we switched it out. It’s so cozy and soft, perfect for when these babes start crawling.
I did get around to making the mobiles for the cribs (they kept my hands busy on bed rest). I’ll share the details in a separate post.
I love all of the bedding sets out there for cribs, but seeing as they’re not safe and really usable, I decided to save the money and go with what they need: a sheet.
The girls have a TON of stuffed animals. I’m currently looking for a cute basket to store them in.
My mom did an amazing job on the curtains wouldn’t you say? I did forgo the pompom trim that I had planned because of cost. I just couldn’t bring myself to spend more for the trim than the fabric itself. Instead, she surprised me with using the same ribbon as she used to make my wedding veil at the top of the curtains. It dressed them up perfectly! She’s also planning on making simple white crib skirts to hide our under crib storage. :-)
Those little containers were gifts for our girls first teeth and hair locks, how darling are they?!
We needed more easily accessible storage for random changing items, but didn’t want anything too heavy over the babies or positioned where I’d drop things on them, so we intentionally hung the shelf off centered on this wall.
The art was compliments of my mother-in-law who is an amazing artist. She actually found the same fabric I used for the curtains to make one of the pieces, so clever! She also gave us these cute little birds that I thought would be perfect (and lightweight) for over the changing table.
One thing I love about this nursery is that we didn’t spend much money at all, which is very helpful when you find out you’re going to be having not one but two GIRLS! The cribs were free (story here), the dresser and rug were in another part of our home, the mobiles, curtains, and art was handmade, and the shades were a Craigslist steal.
The room turned out just as I wanted: simple and girly. I love all the light that comes in the room, but the shades block out light easily when its time to sleep. It’s a room that I think will last them for a long time, it doesn’t scream baby or nursery, but it’s perfect for two little girls. It also fits well with the rest of our home.
I’m so thankful we have a completed room to bring them home to!