I seriously don't know how those mommy bloggers do it. My twins are 11 months old and I'm just now getting around to sharing these nursery photos. Although they are not yet literally walking, they have been running circles around me daily (and nightly) since they were born.
Nearly all the elements of this nursery were handmade. The curtains I had planned on sewing myself, but ended up in the hospital on bed rest for the better part of 8 weeks, so my mom graciously did the honors. She also sewed the liners for the organizer boxes to match the dust ruffle on the cribs.
All the bedding was sewn by my mom. Amazing! I am still in awe.
I made that pillow case with the silly owl fabric one day while the girls were napping.
Look familiar? I wrote about my Beatrix Potter decoupage dresser project here.
All the artwork is from vintage story books that my mom found in the basement of an old bookstore that was going out of business. That is Beatrix Potter's Squirrel Nutkin in the middle. I love the creepy pose he is striking. There's something so wonderfully disturbing about animal portraiture. I can't get enough of it.
More of my mom's handiwork:
The bird mobile was one of my projects. This gem of a DIY idea came from one of my faves: design*sponge.
As you can see, we've got sort of a cacophony of colors, textures and fabrics. Despite this, it is a very calming and welcoming space. I think the handmade, vintage feel of the room is charming. And we managed to give it a very feminine quality while still heeding my husband's request that there be very little pink involved. As our household's only male, he was feeling a little outnumbered when we found out we were having two girls.
Functional and beautiful - the best of both worlds. We spend a lot of time in the nursery. See: