Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Nursery

Deciding on a nursery theme for a boy/girl combo proved to be a little tougher than I thought it was going to be. I am not a huge fan of yellow and green together and most combinations I tried coming up with seemed to favor one gender more than the other. I stalked as many blogs and websites as I could that gave advice and samples of boy/girl twin nurseries. I finally stumbled upon a nursery that I was in love with. However, I still wanted to make it my own. I decided on a gray zig zag print to use as the main fabric as that would work well for both sexes. Next I wanted to find a print that I could use for both in different colors. I felt that was how I would make it work for both but still give each baby their own. I didn’t think I was a huge fan of animals in a nursery. However, when I stumbled upon a particular giraffe print I fell in love. Lucky me it came it a number of colors. Now it was time to try and actually find the fabrics at the best possible price. I searched many websites and a couple of stores. Soon enough I found the website to have the best prices by far. My sister and mom were gracious enough to help me custom make the babies bedding and curtains. Once they told me how much I needed of each I ordered everything plus a few small pieces of some complimenting fabrics. I may use those later for pillows, blankets, boppy covers, etc. Once the fabric arrived I was so excited to get started. My mom and sister were able to stay for quite a few days over Christmas which we utilized to make two sets of curtains, two sets of bumpers, and two crib skirts. Little did I know how much work this was actually going to be. We slaved for days but in the end it was well worth it. Everything turned out perfect and better than I had envisioned. I love every little aspect of the babies nursery, especially that my sister, mom, and I made it for them. Below are a few pictures of the nursery thus far.

I almost forgot to mention that my sister and I made the mobiles. I was having a hard time finding mobiles that would coordinate with their fabric. Again, after searching online I saw the cutest mobiles made out of pinwheels. After looking at the price I decided I could definitely make them for a lot cheaper. I then found a blog (love the Internet) on how to make them and set to work. They turned out so cute and match everything perfectly. I love looking up at them as they spin.

Avery's mobile in pink

Grayson's mobile in green

The changing table

Grayson's green giraffe's

Avery's pink giraffe's

Cute little piggy banks I found at Homegoods and put their names on

The zig zag curtains and rocker that I expect to spend quite a bit of time in

View of both cribs...WHEW they fit!

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