Oh my, here comes another long post for all you patient types. For the impatient types, you’ll get the point just by scrolling through the pictures like I know that you do anyway.
We had a huge blank wall behind the changing table that laid barren for far too long. I picked up some wrought iron shelf brackets at Hobby Lobby for 50% off (which, Nick will tell you… were super fun to install). I didn’t really know where we would go from there, but at least it was a start.
Next, we secured a long white board on top… easy enough!! Nothing to write home about. But at least there’s progress, right?
I knew I wanted to put photos and sentimental items on the shelf, but I was having “designers block, and it sat empty for quite some time! During which, I did some other little crafty projects, one being my ‘paint swatch pendant that I dreamed up one day whilst following Nick around in Menards. I started out with a handful of various paint swatches in shades of pink!
And cut them into triangles.
How cute is that? “It’s a Girl”
I also cut triangles from some leftover fabric from the crib skirt! After punching two holes in the tops of each, I began stringing them onto some old ribbon I had lying around.
I did a similar project with all those garage sale doilies I had been wanting to use!
Do you love?
So next, I knew I needed to get back to that blank shelf… which involved gathering picture frames, and photos to put in them. Before I show you the final photo, I’m going to go through each item and explain it’s significance!
I wanted some original art of some kind, but couldn’t find anything cute, meaningful and “twin-related” on Etsy. So I did what you would expect me to do: ask my mom to whip up something crafty for her grand-daughters. We were given some clothes from a friend, and one of the onesies said “Hand Picked” with a little flower on it. I thought a lot about that, and how our little girls we literally hand picked, and simply perfect. So I asked my mom to include those words “hand picked” in on her canvas… and left the rest up to her.
And… LOOK what she did. IT’S PERFECT! I kinda get a little teary-eyed. Thanks Momma.
These flowers below I made in about 5 minutes using a tutorial I found on good ol’ Pioneer Woman (find it here). They’re placed in an old piece of pottery my mom made back in her college days.
This is my favorite baby shower card that I posted about here the other day. Along with my baby shower invitation!
Here we have both my and Nick’s baby books, and two little bibs that were mine when I was a baby. Awwww. And a photo of us back when we were dating.
These are profile pics of the girls at 14 weeks, and a photo of us that we took about 15 minutes after finding out we were pregnant! Many of these pictures will be replaced by pics of the girls after they’re born. We love the versatility of this shelf, and how we can swap out pictures and items as the girls grow.
And here’s the whole wall:
I even made a smaller doily swag to hang behind the crib. I think it helps things flow more cohesively.
Soon I’ll be doing a post breaking everything down, giving sources, and prices. Do you still hate the mustard walls? What’s your guess on how much the nursery cost us TOTAL??