Twins’ Nursery on a Budget

posted on January 19, 2011 by  |  posted under Decorating, Fun With Kids, Girls  |  36 Comments

Twins Nursery on a Budget

Several months ago I posted my little guy’s bedroom.  I moved him out of the nursery and into his ‘big boy room‘  so I could change the nursery GIRLY.  Goodbye blue, hello PINK!  Eek! :)

When we found out we were expecting two, we immediately starting buying in double. Double strollers, double car seats, double bouncers, and yes EVEN double cribs.  Sheesh! Buying in double is expensive!  A budget was extra important for this nursery.

We live in a small home, with very small rooms. Trying to fit two cribs in this nursery was near impossible!  But where there is a WILL, there is a WAY. {Told you they would fit Honey!}

I couldn’t photograph this whole room because there simply wasn’t room for me to stand. Hopefully you get the idea. 😉

My mother-in-law is over-the-top talented and painted this ‘O’ to match the crib bedding.

Oh aren’t they sweet!

Two of everything makes me smile…

Do you remember the how to make a hair bow holder post?  So easy and so fun!  -I added a feather boa to the lamp shade for some texture.

I get to claim this ‘O’ and ‘H’! :)  Not quite as fancy, but still super cute (and easy)!

Oh what’s that?! You noticed that super adorable picture in their room and want a close up? Well,..Okay! :)

{a mother’s got to show-off, right?!}

{picture by}

This sweet vinyl tile was made by my one of my sweetest friends, Alison herself!

Total cost: $221 {excluding furniture}.

2 sets of bedding: auctioned on ebay for $60 each (x2) = $120

Chloe & Sophie letters= $44

Feather Boas=$12

Up-cycled Lamp Shade= $0

Frames= $40

Chicken Wire= $5

Have a creative children’s room?! Let us know! –Needing more inspiration? Two of my favorite decor sites are ThriftyDecorChick and HGTV’s Rate My Space. {Warning!!! Do not click those links unless you have endless amounts of time to browse! They are crazy addicting!}

Twins Nursery on a Budget

    1. January 19th, 2011 at 5:56 am
      Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
      When I was a kid, my friends across the street were twin girls. They were so much fun! Best wishes for you and your twin girls!!!!
    2. January 19th, 2011 at 7:57 am
      Emily @ LaForce Be With You says:
      The room is beautiful! Congrats on the adorable girls!
    3. January 19th, 2011 at 9:05 am
      Kim says:
      Oh my goodness! Pure sweetness. What a precious and happy place. Love it! (I only have boys, so I love the girlie look of this room).
    4. January 19th, 2011 at 9:48 am
      christen says:
      What a beautiful nursery!! Please, please tell me where you bought your green glider/rocker? I am in search of one and love that!
    5. January 19th, 2011 at 10:46 am
      Alysha says:
      L.O.V.E!!! Please, please come visit me and help me with my girl's room...I'm in a decorating rut right now. :) Everything is gorgeous. I just LOVE the bedding!
    6. January 19th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
      Carissa says:
      Gorgeous room! Where did you find the pink fabric for the hair bow holder? LOVE it! I have been searching everywhere for a pink/white damask or brocade with no luck.
    7. January 19th, 2011 at 3:13 pm
      Lauren says:
      Your mother-in-law painted all of the letters for my nursery! It is PERFECT and I keep convincing her to open an Etsy store! She even copied the toile fabric that we used! You can see the pictures here:

      The twins' room is PRECIOUS. Thanks for sharing!
    8. January 19th, 2011 at 3:37 pm
      Felicity says:
      Great use of a tiny space! We have tiny rooms too so I can totally sympathize. xo
    9. January 19th, 2011 at 5:19 pm
      Suzanne says:
      I so wish I had seen this two years ago. But may copy this for the girls now.
    10. January 19th, 2011 at 5:58 pm
      Andrea says:
      Uh. How do you feel about Parma? Want to come out and help me finish the twins room? We can lock the kids out with the cows! :)
    11. January 19th, 2011 at 7:35 pm
      Stacey says:
      Where did you get those cute lace leggings for your girls?? They are darling!! Super cute room too. Love it!
    12. January 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
      Ashley says:
      Ok, so when you posted about your son's room, you replied to comments about a tutorial for the "B" it coming soon?? Cause I would totally love to make one for my son's room. And your girl's room is totally adorable as well!! Love it!!
    13. January 19th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
      Amber says:
      Wow! I can't believe you found that ADORABLE bedding on Ebay for $60 each!
    14. January 19th, 2011 at 11:43 pm
      Kim says:
      This is beyond cute! What an amazing room and the pics of the girls are tooooo sweet!
    15. January 20th, 2011 at 1:59 am
      Missy says:
      SO SO girly and adorable, love it!
    16. January 20th, 2011 at 9:34 am
      Mandy Rasmussen says:
      Oh, how sweet!! I have twin boys that are five 1/2 months and I wish you all the best and totally can relate to the "double" cost!! That's a hard one but seeing the two of them together makes everything worth it! Good Luck and very cute nursery!
    17. January 24th, 2011 at 11:06 am
      Sarahj says:
      What a beautiful room!!! The bedding is wonderful... what brand is it? Congratulations on your gorgeous twin girls!
    18. January 25th, 2011 at 5:05 am
      Alan Riley@ leopard bedding says:
      Wow! What a room! You are so talented and your girls are adorable. Congratulations! My favourite theme for a baby girl's room is ladybug crib bedding, but in this case you've done such a great job you don't need that advice! Best wishes to you and your family.
    19. January 25th, 2011 at 11:12 am
      Jamie DeYoung says:
      Also wondering where you got those ADORABLE lace leggings??? SOOOOO CUTE!!!
    20. January 25th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
      Terra Brown says:
      I recently re-did our boys room ages 8 and 2 so I had to find a happy medium :) We chose a surf/hawaiian theme (we took them to Kauai last Christmas and they fell in love with it :) ) I would love to send you pictures it turned out darling! We painted a couple murals on the wall. My eight year old had an idea to make it look like a front window of a surf shop so we painted a mural, I had a 4x4 ft window that we put over the painting and with leftover bamboo flooring and a little rafia we made the coolest awning that comes off the wall over his bed. Found another PB surf bedding set on KSL for $40 to match the one we already had. It's amazing what you can do with the stuff you already have :)
    21. January 25th, 2011 at 2:43 pm
      Iris {Sweet Metel Moments} says:
      Absolutely precious!! Shows what you can do with a small budget as long as you are creative and willing to do some of your own work. This room is so beautiful, but the most beautiful part are the baby girls!!
    22. January 25th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
      Stacy says:
      So sweet! When I was planning my 2nd daughter's nursery I probably spent, no joke, 2 hours A DAY for like 4 months on the Rate My Space site. So addicting. I didn't help that one of my bff's was also expecting a girl and we spent endless amount of time talking about all the nurseries on the site!
    23. January 25th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
      Kristin Bolling says:
      i have a set of boy girl twins. It's the best. I love their nursery, but I am totally looking forward to creating a new look as a toddler room. Any ideas? Also, their second birthday party is coming up. I am a HUGE fan of party planning. I want to make it the Noah's ark theme and say something like "2x2 They're Turning Two, Come Join Us for A Party At Our Local Zoo"
    24. January 26th, 2011 at 12:17 am
      Maggie @ Home Decorators Outlet says:
      Wow!! super cute! i love the color combination the wall,
      beddings... I love it!!...congrats to your new twins.
    25. January 26th, 2011 at 10:29 pm
      Jill @ Craft in a Northern Town says:
      Adorable! We are moving soon and I'll get to actually do my daughter's room. Love the frame with the flowers! Would love some details on how you made it!
    26. January 27th, 2011 at 6:22 am
      Tom @ hello kitty costumes says:
      We expecting baby this April i hope it's a
      baby girl.I would love to try the theme.
      It's beautiful!!
    27. January 28th, 2011 at 2:31 am
      PeaceLoveTerri says:
      Oh my, Wow!! It's stunning!!!
    28. February 10th, 2011 at 3:19 am
      melissa@thomas mural says:
      This is sooo beautiful.... I love what you did with the room! It's amazing. And your twins looked so precious and sweet. I absolutely adore it!
    29. March 21st, 2011 at 11:15 am
      Holli says:
      How on earth do you have time to craft with twins? I have a hard enough time with one baby at a time! They are super cute, by the way. Love the tile, it's my favorite part.
    30. April 25th, 2011 at 10:54 am
      toni says:
      awww, i love the colors in ur nursery! and congratulations on ur twins!! they are the best (coming from one with a twin ;))
    31. April 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm
      kathryn says:
      this is so beautiful! I love seeing cute twins. everything is perfect.

    32. April 27th, 2011 at 11:43 am
      Robin says:
      I love this. We are expecting twins too, but they are boy girl so I am REALLY struggling with how to decorate it and it is really stressing me out! Any tips?
      • April 27th, 2011 at 3:21 pm
        Shelley says:
        Maybe same pattern different color? Brown/pink and brown blue? Look on etsy! Or there are some cute gender neutral sets these days (not just boring yellow). ;)
    33. January 31st, 2012 at 11:09 pm
      Lindsey Duncan says:
      I have been reading your posts the past few days & I'm pretty sure we have the same life :) I also have a little boy with ID twin girls right behind him (20 mo apart). I'm planning their first b-day coming up & will be "borrowing" many of your ideas! You are so talented! Thanks for your posts & helping me feel like there's hope for my creativity to thrive with this crazy (blessed) life!
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