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Our Little Twin Baby Nest


our little birdie twin girls share a handmade baby nest nursery.

Design Inspiration

my main inspiration were the quaking aspen trees on my parent's property. i hand-painted them on the focal wall. this room is tiny, 9x10, so i wanted it to feel as spacious as it could. we also didn't want to spend a lot of money; years of fertility treatments take their toll on a budget! we spent less than $500 on this room! the crib bedding and mattresses were gifts from my parents, but everything else was either purchased by us or made by me. we got creative!

Decorating Style

i would say it's traditional-eclectic-vintage.

Project Details

my mother and i went to our favorite quilt shop and bought all of the fabric to make their bedding. i gathered twigs and branches from the creek by our house to make the bird mobiles. my mother and i made their christening gowns out of dupioni  silk and i had some left over to make their name bunting banners.

Favorite Items

probably the bunting and the bird mobiles. the mobiles were SO much work, but they were SO worth it!


pick your favorite items and incorporate them into your design. things don't have to be super matchy-matchy to look good.


Friday 31st of May 2013

I don't know if this will get to you as the post is a couple of years old. However, after searching 53 pages of adorable nurseries, this is my favorite! You have a true gift and although I can't imagine how busy you must be with two girls, you should make and sell stuff! You are so talented! I would buy up the whole room in a heartbeat! If you do sell or would be interested I would love to talk to you.


Bree's Mommy

Thursday 24th of March 2011

Oh no! I just got my crib two days ago. I still haven't set it up. My hubby and I have colds. :( I hope mine doesn't stink too bad.


Wednesday 23rd of March 2011

oh my goodness! they stunk so bad! i aired out the room forever to get rid of the smell. it took a few months of them being up, but the smell has died down dramatically. good luck! i hope that helps!


Wednesday 23rd of March 2011

Your room is adorable!  I am having twin girls too and purchased the same cribs for their nursery - I'm wondering if you noticed a paint odor from the cribs?  I love how simple (and inexpensive) they are, but am considering returning them because the odor is so strong.  Thanks for you input!  


Tuesday 15th of March 2011

the bedding is a mix of designer fabrics from our local quilt shop, i don't have the names! :( there are 3 different fabrics for each crib. one color is the fitted sheet and band at the bottom of the crib is the bumper....and one is the main portion of the skirt. i just chose colors that went together. stella's crib is calm (like her) and pink and green. olivias is bold and full of sass (like her, too! haha). i think some are moda fabrics, i'm really not sure! sorry! google or howthorne threads, they have great fabric. i love amy butler fabric too. (you can email me at and i can send you better pictures of their bedding if you want to search and find the exact same fabric)

the wall color is called homestead resort by valspar. it's a really understated tan. like a creamy, grayish light tan. again with the gray undertones. i don't like tans that look orangey. 

i hope that helps!