Up, Up and Away: Saige and Zac’s Twin Nursery, Part#2

Yesterday I discussed a little about this past year and the background to Saige and Zac’s nursery.  Now for the nursery reveal!

I had seen these hot air balloons at a trade show and fell in love with them long before I was even pregnant.  I love that they looked vintage, were colorful and added a sense of whimsy to a room.  When planning the nursery they became the inspiration for the rest of the room.  I also felt that they were gender neutral, and perfect for a shared space.

Nursery Hot Air Balloons

Next I wanted decals above the cribs.  I did not want to hang artwork over the cribs for fear it could fall on the babies.  I searched etsy and found these boy and girl airplane skywriters from Graphic Spaces.  They had a similar whimsical, vintage look and worked with my Up, Up & Away Theme.  I wanted the nursery to feel cheerful and thought it was so cute that the boy and the girl each had a big smile.  I thought about getting this twin seater which is super cute, but decided instead to have their individual names over their cribs.

It took me a long time to find the right bedding, and ended up designing it on my own.  I did not want to have the same bedding for Saige & Zac, but rather wanted coordinating bedding.  I ended up going with a red combination for Saige with navy piping, and a navy combination for Zac with red piping.  Although I prefer the look of bumpers, I decided not to buy bumpers based on the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The rest of the room pretty much fell into place.  Budget was important, so I was thrilled with my bargain buys.  The curtains are from Ikea.  Purchased simple ivory canvas tab top curtains and sewed navy and red ribbon trim that I found at Michael’s.  The red accent table, ottoman, and shelves are also from Ikea.  The bookcase is from Walmart and cost a total of $16.99!  The lamp is from Target and was also only $16.99.  The rug is from Costco.  I was looking for a soft shag rug.  The room already had enough color so I wanted a simple Ivory rug.  Most shags I found were $400-$500 or more.  This one was $150…a great find.  The pillow on the chair and the airplane basket were Home Goods finds.

While looking for artwork for the room I came across this ‘Dreams’ art print from HarperGrace on Etsy and found what it said to be perfect.  She had 2 different ones for a boy and a girl, but was nice enough to custom design it to be gender neutral.  Like the artwork says, my wish for them is to act like kids…to fly a kite, jump in puddles, lie in the grass, slay dragons, and continue to imagine and Dream Big!

The hand and foot prints were a mold I received as a gift.  The mold came on its own so I purchased frames, and had white and navy mats cut to size.

Another favorite find is the knobs on the dresser, from Feather and Wind also an Etsy find.  I emailed her asking for a navy and white design and she custom designed these for me.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this nursery as much as I enjoyed designing it.  For more information regarding product see this detailed list on project nursery.  You can also post a comment and I will be happy to answer it.

Twin Nursery



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10 Responses to Up, Up and Away: Saige and Zac’s Twin Nursery, Part#2

  1. Kirsten says:

    Beautiful nursery!! I was wondering who made your bedding? Thanks!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Squeal! Those hot air balloons are amazing! Are they heavy? How did you manage to hang them from the ceiling? Absolutely adorable!

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you so much!!! No, they are not heavy. I used what it came with to hang them. Looks like a finishing line so you do not see it. My twins love watching the balloons spin.

      • Stephanie says:

        Thanks so much Lisa! I just ordered a few for our playroom! So are they light enough to use a thumbtack or did you have to use a screw in your ceiling?

  3. Lisa says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    I used screws and painted them the ceiling color. The large one is a bit heavy, but was easy to hang. I would love to see pictures of the room once finished.

  4. Brooke vulisuva says:

    Hi , I love those hot air balloons was wondering if you remember the price and also the place of purchase. Thanks heaps

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Brooke,

      Thank you…the hot air balloons are from authentic models and I bought them through Mookie Gifts. I got one of the large and 2 medium. I don’t remember the exact price but I believe the large was about $70 and medium about $40.

  5. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for the detail you provided here. This is a beautiful room! I fell in love with the hot air balloon idea when I was pregnant with my daughter three years ago but decided to go in a different direction but now pregnant again, I think I need to go for it! Thanks again.

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