The Nursery Reveal

As of yesterday the nursery is officially DONE! It’s a little surreal sitting in a house being on maternity leave with a completely finished nursery… waiting. Its good that I’m waiting this means my babies are getting bigger and stronger every day that goes by but I Can.Not.Wait. I know it will be harder than it is now, I won’t be sitting at home alone… bored, I will be tired most defiantly… Tired with a capitol T! But regardless we are ready. We are ready to see, touch, smell, care, and LOVE these babies for as long as we both shall live. (Wait is that the wrong saying? Winking smile seems to work for me!)

Okay on to the real deal… here are a TON of pictures that Megs helped me get together yesterday to debut on the blog… Enjoy!

Because this helped me so much while searching other blogs and Pinterest I listed a source list at the end of this post!

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Cribs bought and painted by Grandma and Grandpa Lange! Crib sheets and skirts were sewn by yours truly. The Fabric is from Craft Warehouse but can be found online too. Wait I lied… the crib skirt fabric and Baby Girls sheet fabric are both from the Moda Hullabaloo line found at Craft Warehouse… but Baby Boys crib sheet fabric is from Fabric Depot in Portland. I don’t remember what line it was from but its nothing fancy just blue with tiny grey dots.

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The closet was custom built by the one and only Brad Reynoso. After lots of planning, re-configuring, and budgeting we came up with the plan you see. 1 Ikea Malm dresser, 2 sheets of Melamine Board, some brackets, caulk, and trim paint and you got your self a custom closet fit for twins!

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This dresser mirror combo was one I found at a garage sale when we first bought our house and had painted a heirloom white. We (slash) I thought it was too yellow for the room so we repainted it with 1/4 of a leftover cream color I had mixed with 3/4 of pure white trim paint. Turned out perfect and no additional paint was bought! To jazz it up a bit I painted the hardware blue and sprayed it after with a high gloss clear coat. I did this with several accessories in the room including the cast iron hooks you see around and a iron airplane.

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The mobiles were made by me and assembled with help from Meg (yesterday) It was the last thing I needed to get done and for some reason I put it off for so long. It really wasn’t too hard to complete but defiantly needed an artistic eye like Megs. At this point I have more of a … “ehhh looks good! Lets just get it done” type attitude and she really pulled me together.

In case you like this DIY project it was really easy. I got two embroidery hoops and used the part that didn’t have the tightening hardware on it to use as my hoops. I stained them with some wood stain I had in the garage. Then fashioned the yarn to make it hang. The yarn balls are just that! Although the large and medium ones do have a foam center. You can buy the foam balls at Wal-Mart, Joanne’s, or any other craft store. I wrapped the yarn around them and then used straight pins to secure the end into the ball.

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Meg also pulled together these prints for me.. which I LOVE. Sock monkeys were a gift from Aunt Katie and the other sock animals are from Cousins Nolan and Jacklin. Smile

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Tiny TOMS from Aunt Lexie!

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{left} Brad’s Diaper Dude diaper bag from my parents. {right} Print designed by Megan again.. I erased Baby Boys name … It looks better with the name in there but not quite yet! Winking smile She also made one for Baby Girl but apparently I didn’t get a picture of it… it’s the same but landscape and pink with a bird. As Megs would say… “It’s Adorbs”

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They have quite the wardrobe already

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Giraffe cutie is from Aunt Kristen and Uncle Travis!

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{left} Baby Girl :: {right} Baby Boy

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Changing station compliments of Great Aunt Angie!

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The picture here on the right shows the difference in sheen or finish that we choose for the walls vs. the polk-a-dots.

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This vintage owl night light was refurbished and gifted to me from my Grandpa. It was originally his mothers, the babies Great Great Grandmother. He cleaned it all up and even converted the battery operated nightlight light that no longer worked properly into a wired plug in night light that is the perfect glow for the nursery. I love it and it is so so special! When I get brave enough Grandpa wants me to re paint the surrounding of the eyes that has worn off. Seems like a lot of pressure to me! Winking smile

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{left} Girl sleepers and Boy sleepers :: {right} Our Wet Bag for cloth diapering

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Here are two calendars that I have hung behind the door to the nursery that provide stickers for all the things the babies are sure to do in the first year. My Mom did this for me when I was a baby and it proved to be a good easy way to remember and record everything that happens so quickly in their little lives.

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{Girl}  ::  {Boy}

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The babies first bracelet and ring handmade by my Grandpa out of coins and silver dollars. It’s amazing how this is done!

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The clothing is just “too much” I tell you… I can’t get over it. WAY too many people to thank for all of these! Baby girl may have a bit more [cough] Aunt Jessica! Winking smile

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That bag is packed and we are ready to go! Even Franks is getting a little bored these days!

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Car seats? Check!

A gift from Grammy and Papa Reynoso, Ma and Pa, and Aunt Racquel and Uncle Casey!

Brad, the babies, and I are SO BLESSED to have so many supportive and loving family and friends in our lives. I really do not know what we would do without you ALL! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the advice, support, and overwhelming amount of gifts you have provided!

We are so ready for this! BRING ON THE BABIES!!!

Source List::
Paneled Wall Paint: Pure white trim paint
Main light gray paint: BEHR ULTRA, Interior Flat/Matte in NATURAL GRAY #UL260-11
Polk-a-dots and Crib paint: BEHR ULTRA, Interior Semi- Gloss in Cathedral Gray #UL260-7
Drum Light: Gifted from Grammy and Papa Reynoso
Baby Girls sheet fabric: Hullabaloo Frolic Hot Pink by Moda, found at Craft Warehouse
Baby Boys sheet fabric: Fabric Depot in Portland
Crib Sheet tutorial:: MADE Tutorial
Crib skirts: Hullabaloo Zig Zag Stripe White by Moda, found at Craft Warehouse
Crib Skirt tutorial:: Young House Love Tutorial
Drapes: Bed Bath and Beyond, Lightcatcher Mini Dot Window Panel
(I don’t see pink listed online anymore this link takes you to a mint green set)
Cribs: Craigslist
Paneled Wall: HERE
Basket Weave Toy Chest: Garage Sale
Rocker Chair: HERE
Striped Pillow: Originally West Elm
Shelf: Ikea EKBY BJARNUM Bracket and EKBY JARPEN Shelf
Floor lamp: Ikea ALANG Floor lamp
Dresser: Garage Sale
Calendars: Hallmark
Wet Bag: Planet Wise, Organic Silver Scroll – Large
Cast Iron Hooks: Hobby Lobby
Diaper Bag: Kate Spade Noel Messenger Bag, Ebay link
Car Seats: Peg Perego Gala, and Peg Perego Pois Grey
If I missed anything let me know!

Rock a bye Babies…

About a month ago we picked up this guy of Craigslist for $75. The posting said it was tan microfiber. When we got to Portland to pick it up it was neither of the two. It ended up being light green and sort of velvet like. The posting also neglected to say that a marker had been taken to the back. I still thought it was totally worth the $75 and took it home! Initially I thought I could just get it professionally cleaned but once it was in the room the green was just all wrong to me.

Below is the best “Before” pictures I have. I tend to get pretty excited about projects and go ALL IN without regard to things like before pictures or even a general plan of attack. We started by taking off the bottom “just to see” how it was put together and if it looked “that hard” to re upholster myself. It looked like if I took the pieces off one by one I would be able to use them as a pattern to go off of. Brad humored me (like always) and helped me rip it apart.

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Once It was all ripped apart I went to work fabric shopping. I took all the pieces to In Stock Fabrics here in Salem and they helped me decide how much fabric I needed and showed me some options. Unfortunately I wasn’t overly excited about the two (expensive) options I found so I bought what I could from the nice owners there… Upholstery needle for my sewing machine.. upholstery thread… piping… cardboard strips…and dust cover fabric and headed to a few more local fabric stores. These stores were a big two thumbs down, feeling as defeated as ever 6 months pregnant with a naked rocking chair waiting for me… I headed home.

Once home I headed to the internet to see what I could find. I quickly found Fabric.com proved to be as amazing as its URL. They had a ton to choose from and get this… FREE Shipping on ALL Returns even cut yards of fabric:: no questions asked. I found a fabric that looked similar to one I found at In Stock Fabrics but seemed to be a bit darker which was just what I wanted! Bonus it also ended up being about $10 a yard cheaper! I added it to my cart with one extra yard entered my $20 off + free shipping coupon code, and saved over 50% from the options I found in town.

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Click Here to see the fabric at Fabric.com

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I waited and waited and waited (5-7 days) and then ran home on my lunch break when I got an email saying that it had been dropped off on my front door. The fabric turned out to be the right type of upholstery material but slightly lighter than I had hoped. I cut my losses and decided that it was just “perfect” and went ahead and started cutting and sewing piece by piece.

I ran into some difficulties along the way but ended up piecing EVERYTHING back together! (yes… even the seat cushion Franks destroyed on my birthday)

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It is finally done almost exactly one month after we picked it up in Portland! Little over 7 months pregnant I can say I am SO HAPPY to be done with this project!

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  • Chair $75
  • Fabric $67
  • Supplies $15
  • Spray adhesive for the seat cushion (Thanks to franks) $6

Total cost  = $163

The closest Wingback Rocker I have found is at Pottery Barn for a grand total of $879! Pretty exciting savings to me!

On to the next project…

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