Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twins' nursery: the big reveal!

I'm feeling pretty excited today because the twins' nursery is officially finished! We kinda left it down to the wire, so it's a relief to have it done before they arrive.

Here's what the room looked like before:

There was nothing wrong with it per se, but it was a bit...boring. Here's what the room looks like now:

What do you think? It's not fancy by any means, but it's cheerful and happy and Mr Bibliosaur is especially proud of the gigantic pirate ship decal, which put up (I wish both it and the paint color photographed better with my little camera, because they look quite cool in person). A few details:
  • Paint - the color is Secret Blue by British Paints (an Australian brand) - the blue is lighter and brighter than it looks here, and can also have a green tint depending on the lighting.
  • Cribs - 'Harbour' by Childcare (also an Australian brand)
  • Changing table - DaVinci Jenny Lind in white, bought secondhand
  • Bedding - Citrus by Babylicious. I love that you can buy their bedding sets without the useless bumper, plus they're very reasonably priced. You can buy them online through Target, or from Baby's In Style like I did (I highly recommend this store - the owner is very helpful and patiently answered my million questions).
  • Wall decal - Huge Pirate Ship w/ Monogram (we got it without the monogram initial) from etsy seller Humsandtiddlypoms.
  • Artwork - all prints are DIY and were created in Photoshop. The orange initials are temporary and will be replaced with something similar but different after the babies are born (I need to know their birthdates and weights before I can finish it). The L-O-V-E poster is a shameless rip-off loving tribute to this poster (I loved the idea, but at $45 + international shipping for an unframed print, there was no way I was buying the real deal - my version only cost $20 for the frame).
  • Rocking chair - a freebie that I got from a generous friend, and we gave it a little facelift with some paint and new fabric:
What do you think?


  1. Love it, love it, love it. It's gorgeous. Good luck to you!

  2. I like it! The prints for the wall are amazing--kudos on being so creative, and all the fabric choices just suit the room. I think Martha would approve!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the colors in the fabrics!

  4. I love the colors you chose. The paint color is so calming.

  5. I think it is completely adorable and looks like it should be in a magazine! Sometimes people completely over do nurseries because there are so many cute things you can make or buy!

    Stoppin' by from SITS!

  6. Stopping in from SITS! I loveeee this! So pretty!

  7. What great before and after pics!! Makes me wish I had twins. The colors of the bedding and the modern orange frame of their letters above the bed are so in style! Love the baskets in the change area.

  8. I love your choice of fabrics, the colors all work so well together! And the chair... it looks amazing!

  9. It looks great! You did a fantastic job on the chair. Lucky little boys :)