Now that the boys are about to come home from the NICU, it's time to unveil the nursery. It's complete. The finishing touches were put on it this week and I'm so excited to show this off to everyone.
When you first walk into the room, there is the repurposed bulletin board and book slings made from IKEA fabric. The idea for the book slings came from here. This will be used for the most often read books. Thank you to Sarah and Camryn Kirksey for making us a welcome sign. They are so ready to be home.
Ellis' crib is on the far wall. My thought was to put them in birth order as far as the cribs go. Our cribs are Baby Mod - Modena from Walmart.com. We used white sheets and bumpers because I wanted a very clean look. Zach painted the room with Behr Citron paint color. I love that it's so bright and cheery! He also installed the crown molding that you see with a little help from my dad and his dad. I think that it looks great! My mom had the baby quilts machine-quilted and then she sewed the binding on. They are beautiful! We used IKEA fabric for the quilts. Ellis has the Charlotta Block (Cityscape) side showing and Truett has the Charlotta Teckning (cartoon) side. She also made the bed skirts from Ikea fabric.
I saw this cool room on Ohdeedoh that had a set of lockers in it and Zach really liked the idea. So he went on the hunt for a set of lockers. We had found some at the antique store that we frequent, but they were way out of our price range. So he found a single locker on Craigslist in the Dallas area that were in pretty bad shape and then he restored them. This is perfect for us to store blankets, towels and sheets in, since we are pretty low on space in this little room. We have displayed on top of the locker: Zach's Rangers batting helmet and our picture from the last Rangers game that we went to (while I was still pregnant).
We framed all the pictures in their room in these white frames that we picked up at IKEA. These two hang above Ellis' bed. The one on the left is a piece of wrapping paper that we found when we were in Taos, NM a year and a half ago. If you look real close, it's different "spanish" phrases such as El Beatnick, El Ice Cream, and La Lawn Butt. We thought it was funny! The city monster picture came from a store called We are 1976 that Zach went to while he was in his design classes at school.
Moving to Truett's side of the room, we picked up the folding chair from our favorite little antique store here in Lewisville, Groovy Treasures. We recovered the seat of the chair since it had a big tear in it, but I think that it looks great in the boy's room. The "t" and "e" hooks came from two different places, I found the E in a little Boutique in Marion, AR (Zach's hometown) and then I had to order the T online. I had no idea what color the T would be when I ordered it and thankfully it turned out that it was green as well! It matched perfectly! They are made from old tin cans like a Barbasol can. Loved them. I hung the babies coming home outfits on the hooks. My great friend, Suzanne had these little outfits monogrammed for the boys and I can't wait to put them on them on Sunday when they come home!
This picture hanging above Truett's bed is what gave me the original inspiration for the room. I wanted something fun for the room, but nothing themey. We got this print from the Ft. Worth Main Street Arts Festival last year from artist, Larry Stephenson's booth. I love that it's vintage toys and Superman, both things that I believe our boys will grow to love.
Now to the window wall, again we are limited on space in this little room, so Zach's solution was to build a shelving unit around the windows. It's wonderful and allows us to stores lots of things! We have all the books displayed here as well as the sock monkey's given to the boys from Zach's mom (we're still unsure what we're going to call her.) The green bins on the top shelves are from Target. We have the football Popple that was mine as a child and Zach's Mr. PotatoHead. On the second shelf from the top on the left side is this really cool Dinosaur rock that my sister got for the boys from FAO Schwatz in NY. They will love it once they are able to play with it. On the shelves in line with the dresser are the covered milk crates that I made to hold our toys and diapers. We bought the dresser at the little antique store from the Retro Revival dealer. It was a great deal and we love how it fits perfectly under the window in the room!
Here's a little better view of the dresser. It has 9 drawers and fits all of the boys "current" clothes perfectly!
And finally here's a pictures of the shelves with the IKEA lamps turned on. I love how this back lights the big E that we found for Ellis. We are still looking for the perfect T for Truett.
Everything is ready and we can't wait to bring the boys home!!!