Well, I have been doing something that sort of, kind of resembles my absolute best (my best + lots of diaper-changing anyway!) to getting the twins’ nursery pics taken to show you guys. But so far, I have failed miserably. 

So, in lieu of that reveal, I’d love for you to get an eyeful of the nursery that Emily from 52 Mantels put together for her little sweetie who is the same age as Della. (I’m also sharing Della’s old nursery over at her place today!)

Emily is such a crazy-talented blogger (in case you’re wondering about her blog name—she creates a new mantel every.single.Monday, and they’re all fantastic!) and such a kind blog friend, and I hope you guys will really go love on her and enjoy her site because there is no end of creativity to be found there!

Take it away, Emily!

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Hi, I’m Emily from 52 Mantels and I am SO excited to be here sharing my daughter’s aqua, pink and orange birdie nursery with you! I just love Abbie’s style and I adore her sweet Della’s beautiful nursery. I love it so much, Abbie and I have decided to swap blogs today & share our respective daughter’s nurseries. Fun, huh?!

We began the nursery prep by painting the walls a dreamy, pale aqua. The exact color is called Valley Mist by Behr and was the starting point to the colors we chose: aqua, pink and orange. Girly, but not overly pink…just what I wanted! After picking a color scheme, I headed to etsy to pick the perfect bedding. I ended up with a custom set from a shop called Isla Corinne.

To make a statement on the main wall, my father-in-law helped me make and install two large birds, cut from MDF. I used a projector to trace two bird shapes onto MDF and then he jigsawed the shapes. After painting the sides with my wall color, I decoupaged paper onto each bird using pretty paper from Paper Source.

The nursery was actually finished before I started blogging, therefor I have no tutorials to share with you. Bummer, I know! But, I did add lots of crafted and DIY projects to make her room extra special. The bird mobile was made from a lamp shade and paper birds, that are hung from the shade with fishing line. This ended up being a totally inexpensive project!

I also added a fun gallery wall around her changing table and rocking chair. At Christmas, I like to fill her shadowbox with small, colorful ornaments (which I shared here).

My daughter is now 2 years old (time flies!), so I’ve made a few little changes to allow for her growing collection of toys. Be sure and check out the post on how I jazzed up a cube storage unit!

Thanks for letting me share my daughter’s sweet nursery with you!

52 Mantels is a blog about all things home including weekly mantel makeovers, easy DIY projects, seasonal crafts and simple recipes! I’m blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby (who puts up with my endless projects!).

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Isn’t that just the cutest nursery? And the color scheme just makes me swoon!

And now it’s time make me downright dizzy with all your amazing creativity! Even more swoon-worthy projects?

Yes, please

Link up…


  1. Both of Abbie’s and Emily’s nurser rooms are beautiful, super girly! Birds are always a favorite theme for babies, maybe because of the wonderful things they can effortlessly do for their spectators. They make our hearts sing and smile!

  2. Thanks for hosting! That is one adorable nursery. Can’t wait to see yours! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I remember Emily’s nursery…love it! I’m off to remind myself of Della’s nursery at 52 Mantels!!! I always LOVE both of your styles!!!! Thanks for hosting today! XO, Aimee

  4. I’m crazy about Emily’s style and I remember she used the big flower bird for the 1st birthday mantel! Thank you so much for hosting!

I love hearing from you guys!