Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Nursery: A Work in Progress

I'm really loving our nursery.  Sometimes I sit in the glider (thanks to Andy's mom, Lyn, for the gorgeous Babies 'R Us glider!) and just smile.  I am in awe that we have a nursery!  Ahhh!  

This room was already painted an icy blue that we did in 2012, so we kept it blue for the boys.  The cribs are Graco and both convert into toddler beds and then eventually you can use the back as headboards for full beds.  

The "mobile" hanging in between the cribs was my idea.  I wish I had taken a better shot--the poufs are hanging by fishing line from an embroidery hoop.  The hoops is then held up by 4 pieces of twine and tacked into the wall.  It's cool because the poufs look like they're hanging in midair since the fishing line is clear.  I like it :) 

I LOVE the curtains.  My mom made them with beautiful fabric from Hobby Lobby.  They really pull all the colors of the room together.

I was quite proud of myself for putting the Ikea expedit shelves togethers, 
and Andy handily hung them on the wall.  

The hanging Chinese lantern thing is from Land of Nod.  It's just whimsical and cute.
That heavy duty trash can is from my parents a la Costco.  It has a sensor, so you just have to wave your hand over it to open up, and it closes automatically.  I have to keep Andy away because he's going to run the batteries out by pretending he's a magician all the time!  :)

I love those printables I found online somewhere.  I had originally planned to hang the whole alphabet, but after seeing that "B is for Ballerina", "G is for Gown", and "H is for High heels"... I opted to stop at "F is for Fan".  I'm all for not pigeon holing the boys into roles, but come on.  They're boys.  So then I printed out numbers 1-7 to match the 7 letters and 3 Bible verses.  
Here's a closer up shot:

My mom sewed those pillows with the leftover fabric from the curtains.  So talented, that lady!

One of the last things we need to do is find frames for these BEAUTIFUL ink and watercolor prints that I commissioned a girl in our church to do for us.  I love animals and had the idea last year of mama animals with her 2 babies.  Andy gets the lion one, but I'm the mama in the other 3 ;)
Aren't they amazing?!
They'll go over the cribs in a collage with the B and Z letters.

Overall I'm very happy with how it turned out, especially since Andy and I are hardly DIY-ers.  
Now, all it needs is 2 little boys to fill it up!


  1. 2 more days! I bet you can't wait and probably won't sleep a wink on Sunday night :) I am so excited for you!

  2. Looks amazing!!!! Very, very impressive!! I love it!!

  3. love the nursery. thinking about you and praying for you and the boys today. i just checked the blog for a "and we're headed to the hospital" post. :) i'm assuming you're there. add to me an email list about their delivery! can't wait to see them and hear how you are! love you, friend!

  4. This is precious! Your comment about stopping after f made me laugh! Haha too girly I guess!