The Nursery!


We’ve finished the “temporary” nursery, and with two weeks to spare until the due date (October 3rd). The inspiration came from our friends, Kevin and Jean, who painted an adorable monkey mural on their nursery wall. I found the Mod Pod Pop Monkey design at Babies “R” Us. We went with a gender neutral theme, in case there are any baby boys in our future. For furniture, we have Nate’s baby cradle, on loan from his parents, my grandmother’s old rocking chair, a family heirloom dresser as the changing table, and Johnny’s white dresser for the baby clothes etc. (The antique dresser smelled musty so I didn’t want to put baby stuff in there). It’s an eclectic, but fun assembly! More recently, I decided that the walls needed some artwork, so I busted out my old brushes and did a few acrylic paintings to match the Pop Monkey design. Even though we’ll only be here until January, it is so wonderful to have this temporary nursery. I am grateful to my parents for letting us take over yet another room…We are now living in three of the bedrooms! Thanks, Mom and Dad!


Nate’s baby cradle, constructed by his grandfather


The changing station


Deedie’s rocking chair (my maternal grandmother), next to my parents’ book case


The artwork above the cradle


The artwork above the changing station

6 thoughts on “The Nursery!

  • September 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    You two have created a beautiful, warm nursery. Your little one will feel so cozy and safe even if the place is “temporary”.

    • September 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks, dear friend. Can’t wait for you to visit and see Baby in her monkey habitat.

  • September 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    this turned out so cute!! I love the colors and the simplicity of it all. My website’s new theme is monkeys because we often refer to our kids as our “3 little monkeys” so I did love this theme :)

    • September 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks, Stef! I love the monkey theme too…and there are monkeys in Cambodia, so it works well!

  • September 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Love the monkey theme! With monkeys as her inspiration, she’ll be an active, mischievous, fun loving little girl. :O)

    Praying for you and hoping to hear the big “L” word soon!

  • October 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Kevin and I LOVE your nursery! Monkeys, for some reason, are sooo cute! Great job on the artwork; oh, and also, we have the same diaper caddy but in a different color!


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