Over the last 6 months, there have been a ton of changes in the girls’ shared nursery.
The last time you saw their room, it looked like this. You can take a full tour of the original nursery HERE.
The nursery was the first room we decorated after moving into this house. The photo above shows what it looked like during our walk-through. I was 8 months pregnant with twins and my doctor had warned me I wouldn’t make it past 34 weeks, so I was pretty certain I was going to go into labor while we were at our closing and we’d be bringing our girls home to that. As luck would have it, I carried past term and was induced, so we had 6 weeks in the house before they arrived. Phew!
The girls will be 2-years old this month and the nursery has been in a state of transition for about 6 months now. I’m a chronic re-arranger and project starter, so the room looks a little bit different these days…
I’ve dubbed this current iteration, the ‘Toddler Transition’ room. The girls play in every room in the house and I’m happy for them to do so, but they play very well in here too, which is an added bonus.
Those oversized black & white prints used to live in the hyphen between the dining room and living room, but our kitchen plans and new shelving forced us to move them. The girls room has a lot of raw and reclaimed wood in it already, so these transitioned seamlessly. They’re attached to the wall using a french cleat and the bottoms are also screwed into the stud with a 3 1/2″ screw, so they’re not going anywhere. The girls could climb them and they wouldn’t budge.
These Jenny Lind cribs were such a great buy. I found them both separately on Craigslist and I still love them. If we have another baby, I’d use them again.
I built this little reading nook and library wall back in October. The girls love to read and this little spot gets a ton of use. My husband likes it too 😉
We try very hard to keep clutter, toys, clothes and just “stuff” in general at a minimum, so I am constantly purging things. This little toy cubby helps to keep me honest. We have a large basket filled with stuffed animals and a play kitchen, but everything else must fit in this toy cubby or it gets the axe. I still think they have too much stuff, but if it gets used than I’ll let it stay (for now).
I just recently organized their closet with an upcycled/recycled/customized built-in. I’m sort of obsessed with their closet now. My 2016 goal was to get us organized and this is a the first closet to get an overhaul. I cannot wait to do our master closet. Everything has a place in here now, which helps me breathe a little easier.
The play kitchen was a gift from Santa. They’ve only recently started to understand playing pretend — making me coffee and baking cookies — so this is a toy they’ll certainly grow into, which I love.
So basically this room is pretty much ready for their “toddler” years. Once we’re ready for big girl beds, I’ll be modifying the existing cribs. I also want to add sconces, a smaller side table and a “Like Forever” print. And I’ll finally get to adding a curtain…2 years later. But, otherwise, I’m pretty happy with where we’ve landed after almost 2 years with my sweet babies.
I have a feeling the toddler bed transition will be happening sooner than later…
And now the Before & After
Jenny Lind Cribs – Craigslist (available new HERE) | Side Table – Antique | Owl Sheets – Sweet JoJo Designs | Rustic Frames for B&W Prints – DIY | Owl Pallet Art – DIY | Toy Cubby – DIY | Rustic Mirror – DIY | Play Kitchen – KidCraft | Kitchen Toys & Play Food – Hape | Table & Chairs – Antique | Shopping Cart – Bright Starts | Owl Mobile – DIY | Library Wall Reading Nook – DIY | Custom Closet – DIY | Curtain Wire (used for artwork) – IKEA Dignitet | ‘I’ll Eat You Up, I Love You So’ Print – Etsy Printable | Paper Star Lantern – similar | Flag Bunting – DIY (made by my mom) | Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls – gift | Owl Quilts – gift