How Should I Paint the Walls in the Twins Room?

How Should I Paint the Walls in the Twins Room?

Janel Laban
Sep 8, 2009

Q: I have two toddler boys and am now pregnant with twins. I'm due in 5 weeks but the babies could come any time. I am trying to figure out what to do with the babies' walls. I realized that everything else in this room is tan- the cribs, the changing table, the loveseat, the carpet, and the baskets. So to liven up the room I want to paint some sort of design on the walls.

My first idea is to paint a chocolate brown rectangle on the wall, hang a little string in it and use wooden clothespins to hang a little dress and a little shorts outfit. Pink and blue. Typical boy/girl twin imagery.

I made a very quick sketch of the room this afternoon, then scanned the sketch and spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to make Photoshop behave like Illustrator and add color to my rough sketch.

The girls' blanket and skirt is Marimekko Pieni Unikko Mini in light green and blue. The boys' blanket and skirt is from a Kingsway fabric called Flashback in Lime Twist. You can see the motifs repeated on the walls from these fabrics in the sketch labeled number 7.

Any ideas for what looks the best?

PS- I've got all the pictures up at my mommy blog, by the way at

Sent by: Kristen

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