Our twin boys turned two last month (boo hoo), and while they’re not quite ready for big boy beds (if ever), I’ve been starting to think about how to transform their room for toddler-hood.
It makes me a little sad! Back in mid 2009, their nursery was my third trimester pregnancy obsession – well, that and Dairy Queen and white bread, lol. Picture a veeeeerrrry pregnant me
running waddling to the door every day to accept FedEx packages filled with all the shiny new room decor for their nursery. I think I was tinkering around with their room right up until the day before they were born.
I chose a ‘mod’ elephant theme, rather than a more cutesy jungle look, because I figured it could stick around past the baby stage. Plus, I still really love the brown-blue-green color scheme, so I won’t be changing that part. But I’ve gotta figure out how to fit two twin beds in the space! It was pretty easy to fit two cribs against the long wall, end to end. But it’s going to be a challenge to figure out how to make this room function in a different configuration.
The large wall quote (below) is the main decor feature of the room. It’s custom-cut vinyl, based on a verse in a song by a Canadian children’s music trio: Sharon, Lois and Bram. I thought it was cute for twins, especially since I had committed to the mod elephant ‘theme’. It goes: One elephant went out to play, along a spider’s web one day. He had such enormous fun, that he called for another elephant to come!”
I had it cut by The Simple Stencil, and then I painstakingly applied each and every letter of every word, using a pencil and a level to ensure it went on straight. It was a lot of work, but me and my pregnant belly had nothing better to do at the time, lol. I found the adorable mod elephants, spiders and birds elsewhere online, and used them to create a little parade across the long feature wall.
Our bedding was from Carters (“Elephant Stitch”). One crib was done in blue, and the other in green. (P.S. Don’t worry, the bumper pads came off once they started sleeping there, and they stayed off until they were 18 months. I love a pretty crib all decked out with pretty bumper pads, but it’s just better to be safe.)
This is the cozy glider where we spent many sleepless nights rocking and feeding one baby…then the next…and the other…and then the next…I am getting sleepy just writing about that stage. (Having twins is not for the faint of heart, lol.) Those polka-dot drapes are from Pier One, and the gingham roman blinds were custom made.
Here’s a few pics of the accessories…
The other walls are painted a warm shade of white with big polka dots. I wish I could say that I painted them all on by hand, but they’re just easy peasey Wall Pops. I’m a big fan of them; I’ve used them in other spaces in my home too. I like the fact that you don’t have to commit like you’d have to with paint or wallpaper.
And did you notice the personalized wall art? It’s a DIY project made with 12×12 scrap paper and vinyl! I blogged about earlier in the year. Click here if you’d like to see that tutorial.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Before you know it, I’ll be posting a updated room tour with toddler beds or twin beds.
It’s cliché, but, man, time REALLY does fly by way to fast.
Have a fab Friday,