We knew that we wanted to have a classic nursery that would fit for a boy and a girl, but we also wanted it to be a welcoming, bright, loving room. We started with our budget and worked to find or make each item so that it would fit within our budget. We love this room because it has the perfect combination of DIY touches and other classic accessories.
We have always loved everything related to water (the beach, lake, ocean, river), so we wanted to have a nautical nursery with whimsical touches.
We have a very traditional, classic style, but we also aren't afraid to add some pops of color.
All details and pictures of individual items can be found here: http://doyledispatch.com/2013/11/04/nautical-twin-nursery-reveal/
DIY Project Tutorials can be found here:
Cribs: Kendall Crib in Simply White from Pottery Barn Kids
Paint: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore (Room Color), Painted by B. Lilly Custom Painting
Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore (Closet Color), self-painted
Changing Table: second-hand dresser found at Class and Trash, pulls from Anthropologie (Glass Bubble Knob in Blue), chalk paint and wax from Thrill of the Hunt (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and Clear Wax)
Bookcase: Billy Bookcase in White from IKEA
Wall Bookcases: BEKVAM Spice Rack from IKEA, painted in white chalk paint
Fan: CN52W5 Copeland Unipack 52″ Ceiling Fan in White from Craftmade Lighting (Amazon)
Curtains: Material from UFab, sewn by local seamstress
Curtain Tie-back: Shoreline Marine Galvanized Cleats in Cast Iron from Shoreline Marine (Amazon) – purchased but not installed
Floating Shelving: Home Depot
Oars: Attwood Wood Canoe Paddle (Amazon)
Closet Knobs: Streamline Knob in Zinc from Anthropologie
Lamp: Created by Lamp Emporium
Vintage Nautical Prints: My Grandest Adventure
Sailboat Mirror: Pottery Barn Kids
Boat Diaper Station: Pottery Barn Kids
Starfish pillow (on window bench)
Seahorse pillow (on window bench)
Sea urchin pillow (on window bench)
Dragonfly pillow (on glider)
Flamingo plush (in Baby Girl’s crib)
Octopus plush (in Baby Boy’s crib)
Cabbage Patch doll pillowcase dress (on shelf)
Shell collection collage (above glider)
Nautical knots collage (above glider)
Ruler growth chart (next to closet)
Shower cards booklet
Shower wrapping paper blocks (not pictured)
Mystery foam block (not pictured)
Assorted blankets and playtime quilts (not pictured)
My favorite parts of the nursery are the mobiles that I made. They were one of my first projects, and I was nervous about tackling such a big task so early on. I absolutely love how they have turned out, and it makes us so excited to know that our babies will be staring up at them very soon!
Don't be afraid to make things yourself! You don't have to be "crafty" to create something special for your baby and nursery. You also don't have to have a large budget to get a big impact.