Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Nursery

Have you seen our nursery? We have an almost 5 year old and one year old, and I still love our nursery. We spent some serious hours painting it back when we were expecting Brooke five years ago. We being the Disney nuts we are, went with a Disney theme. We didn't want the "disney babies"--we wanted classic disney. Hard to find that, particularly anything beyond just Mickey Mouse. (Not that there's anything wrong with "just mickey"). So we decided to do it ourselves. We found coloring book pages we liked, made them into transparencies, and blew them up on the wall and traced them. Then we hand painted each character and it took forever. My mom free-handed a castle for us, and we decided to make the sidewalk leading from the castle a little "yellow brick road-y"... in honor of living in Kansas and all....

Did you know that when you take a coloring book page and make it a big thing on a wall, it makes the lines about a 1/4 to 1/2" thick? It just didn't look right to have thin black lines, so we had to not only paint the characters, but paint the lines thick as well to make it "pop." But it was worth it and we still love that room.

We spent so many hours painting it, that when it is no longer a nursery we'll probably make it the playroom (and turn the basement playroom into the spare bedroom). And then when our girls don't need a playroom... well it will probably still have the characters and be a guest room, or a scrapbook room, or a storage area...!

Below is a picture.... this is when it is clean. It's such a gorgeous room when it's clean. Right now it's got about 3 totes worth of clothes sort of slowly oozing around the room.... that's the hard part of having 4 yrs worth of Brooke's clothes saved up for Hannah...and the hard part of starting to transition seasons and sizes--keeping on top of it all. But looking at this picture (that Kacy emailed to me tonight- thanks cousin-in-law!), makes me feel inspired to get that room whipped back into shape. Now if that inspiration holds on until tomorrow when maybe I will get a chance to do that whipping!

So this pic just shows one side...on the other side we have another Mickey, Donald, Pluto and Minnie. It's so stinkin cute! :)

I leave you with a song to get stuck in your head "It's a small world after all....It's a small world after all....It's a small world after all, it's a small, small world."

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