Last night I finally got around to straightening up the nursery to take some pictures. Alright, I'm lying... I FORCED myself to begin nesting, because the instinct hasn't kicked in naturally and it desperately needed to get done! (Is that bad?)
First, here is the awesome dutch door created by Dan... He's quite talented, eh? It turned out fabulous and will be perfect for keeping the dogs out (or the kids in)! I hung a junk collector/organizer on the door with the basics that I'll always need to grab quickly - onesies, burp cloths, socks and receiving blankets. Hopefully I can get a system down where these are replenished soon after they are used. The bookshelf was my dad's when he was a little boy. It's traveled through our family (not sure of who used it last), but now it's here to stay for a while. I love being able to use (and am honored to have) something that has been in the family for years. The elephant pillows, boxes and wall canvas are all Amy Coe designs and go with the crib bedding.
Then we have a view of the front window with the boys' cribs and the glider. I'm working on getting plain white valances for the windows (either store bought or handmade by Nana Stefko) and I'm planning on covering the chair in a light blue fabric. All of my furniture in the nursery (with the exception of the bookshelf) was purchased off of craigslist. I saved a BOATLOAD and figured the green chair was too good to pass up, even if it didn't match. I can make it match!! Crib bedding is Amy Coe, and I got it all off of ebay, along with some other matching accessories (hamper, garbage can, mobiles, etc.) ;) Again... I think I saved a boatload by going this route. I also have some of my mom's knitted blankets on display at the end of each crib. The are so soft and snuggly! I can't wait to wrap the babies in them!
Above shows a good view of the painted walls. That's not wall paper, folks! Dan painted the lighter color, I measured and taped off the stripes, then he added the darker color. I made the frames with plain wooden frames, paint, scrapbook paper and some decoupage, inspired by my friend Kim who creates more glam versions of these as well as other amazing products such as invitations and party packages.
Lastly, here is a close-up of one of the cribs. How adorable is this Amy Coe crib set??? So cute! The bear (or should I say bears, there's one for each baby) was hand-made by my sister-in-law, Janet. It's totally me, and matches PERFECTLY!
Only thing missing are the babies and the name banners that I painted using papermache letters and ribbon (names are being kept a secret). You'll all just have to wait until the boys are here to see those!!! ;)
Think the boys will like their room?