Nursery Plans

Well, the cat's out of the bag and I can finally share my nursery plans!  Let me just say up front how much I would love to do a very gender-specific nursery (very very girly or boyish), but since we won't know if we're getting two little boys, two girls, or one of each for quite a while, I have decided to go ahead with a gender-neutral nursery.  At first I was less than thrilled, but after a lot of web browsing and shopping, I have come up with a design that I'm pretty happy with.  Here's my photoshop rendering:
I'll give details on each project as I go, but here's a quick run-down of what we already have:
  • one crib (found on craigslist and bought from a family that had adopted from Ethiopia!)
  • vintage tole chandelier from ebay
  • fabric for curtains - ordered online
  • fabric for bedskirts and footstool - Joann's
  • dresser - bought as part of a set from a yard sale years ago for $40
  • rocking chair - yard sale
  • footstool - found in my parents' basement!
And a close-up of the colors and fabrics:

*And a word about the tree wall mural - I know that it has been done and done again, but I really wanted to incorporate our family's genealogy into the room and add the babies' names so they would have no doubts as to whether they "belong" to our family.  I'm open to other suggestions, but otherwise I'll be adding our names to the pear leaves on the tree.  (I don't like overly-themed rooms, but I have a little bit of a pear motif going on.)

Like I said, there will be updates as we go (and several DIY projects).  What do ya'll think?
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Mrs. Petrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations!! I've enjoyed your blog and can't wait to see what your nursery ends up looking like. (We're expecting, too, but in early Feb.)

Shannon @ The House Creative said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! Did I miss the post about you being pregnant, and with twins? If so, I am so sorry! Congratulations. One on of my good friends just had twins, and what a blast! I be the nursery will be beautiful!

Victoria said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the fabrics and paint colors! I think it will be beautiful. So excited for you guys.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

BTW - where did you get the damask on your blog and where can I find a similar one?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey, Britt! I missed your last post. Congratulations! I love the pear theme, and I think it's okay since you don't have pears covering every square inch of the room. I love the mural idea, and I think it's a great idea!! :) You'll be a great mama!!! So excited for you...start taking naps NOW! ;)

concretenprimroses said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful plan! Congratulations and I'm looking forward to pics.

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! I love your blog! Where online did you find your fabric for your curtains? I love the design!

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! And congrats!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your upcoming adoption! How wonderful! Your nursery plans look darling!

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE it! That color combo is one of my faves, and I love that fact that it is totally appropriate for boys and girls. Your colors seem both cheerful and peaceful. I love the mural idea!

Miss G said... Best Blogger Tips

Britt, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. :) I just added another milk glass piece to my collection shopping after Christmas sales at an antique mall with my mom. Only $3.50! Score!

It's neat that you wrote about your nursery and that's what I saw when I came over to your blog from your comment on mine. I don't know if you saw my last two posts but I've been knee deep in trying to figure out how to rearrange, make room, etc. for a nursery today and it's nice to see what someone else is doing! Thanks.

It looks really good and calming. I really like your idea about the tree and the babies knowing where they fit in your family! I had a tree mural in my nursery as a baby also. I love to see the pictures of it. My uncle painted it.

I too am doing a gender neutral nursery for my sweet babe on the way.


fairfieldhouse said... Best Blogger Tips


The plans for the nursery are exquisite! I am so excited for you.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.


heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said... Best Blogger Tips

Very sweet!
Don't know if it was intentional or not, but when I first saw the pear design I wondered if you chose that since you'll have a 'pair' of babes? ;)

Congratulations on your exciting additions!

paula said... Best Blogger Tips

what! twins? so exciting. This nursery is gorgeous.

bluehydrangea said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your ideas for the nursery!! Can't wait to see the finished project and congrats on the babies!!!

Karli @ RockyBella said... Best Blogger Tips

I looove this. Usually gender neutral nurseries are blaaa but this is Sooo Awesome. I can't wait to see it pan out.

Tracey said... Best Blogger Tips

Makes me want another baby just looking at your beautiful nursery plans!

mariecor07 said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the combination of blue with yellow to create a gender neutral look and photo shopping your idea is great, very cool. You didn't mention anything about a changing table and believe me, you'll need one of those. I'd recommend visiting this blog at http://blog.simplybabyfurniture.com/2009/10/19/parents-love-the-parker-nursery-set-by-davinci/ for some other really awesome tips about nursery design and baby furniture. They also talk about twins. I got lots of my ideas from them and this might help you finish off your plans to create the perfect nursery for your twins. Good luck and have lots of fun!

The DIY Show Off said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I have been sitting here for weeks, with so many projects I want to do but no motivation. After visiting you, I'm inspired to get busy. :)

I can't wait to see the nursery reveal.

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