We are going to brave a shared nursery for the babes. Our third (and legit master) bedroom is downstairs, so we are going to keep the littles in the same room and stay right next door for the foreseeable future. That way we get to keep our functioning office and spare room while eliminating a year’s worth of braving 16 steep stairs to nurse at night.
Right now the walls are Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal, which jives nicely with the warm wood floors and white trim. We have some painting to do by way of closet doors (currently terra cotta which is actually growing on us). Palette wise, we went with red and mint with smidges of yellow to keep it happy.
I found one of the Ikea Hensvik cribs from our registry, a quality crib mattress, and Land of Nod bedding secondhand for the same price I got from selling Si’s old crib. The older Hensvik cribs actually have closed ends, which I prefer. Silas is in the closed end crib since he will be the nosier of the two babies for quite some time. We got the second crib assembled this weekend and suddenly everything seems so real…
This is as ready as the nursery gets for second baby arrival! Minimal fuss, lots of things we were already using for Silas with a few new things thrown in. I’m loving the sweet vintage floral crib sheet and the DIY mobile, which was a bunch of wallet-sized images gathered from Pinterest in reds, pinks, and mints hung on the original Kikkerland photo mobile from Amazon. I have debated swapping the photos out for poppy blooms, so that might happen later.
So we’re playing the waiting game until this little bella baby makes her grand entrance. Stay tuned.