Friday, November 15, 2013

{Nursery Tour with Karly}

A Tour of Adelyn Marie’s Nursery 
When my fiancé Stephen and I found out we were expecting, I started to envision the perfect nursery immediately. I have always wanted a tree mural in one corner and the baby’s name hanging somewhere as well. The moment we started to tell loved ones the general consensus was that I would be having a boy. On our first trip to Buy Buy Baby (before we even told our parents) we both fell in love with the monkey décor. We both loved monkeys and we had already given the baby the nickname “Little Monkey”. Stephen’s favorite color is green, and I love the green and chocolate brown combination. Since this would be a space ALL of us would be spending a great deal of time in, I wanted it to be one that we ALL would enjoy. AND if by chance I had a girl, pink is a great accent color with green and chocolate brown and I knew it would pop. Nine weeks later when we found out everyone was wrong and we were having a girl, the vision really became clear. 
Being new homeowners at the time, we knew we wouldn’t have a ton of extra money to put into the nursery. So, the nursery really became reusing and recycling what we had. Other than the crib, all the other furniture was previously owned. The rocking chair was a Craigslist find, the cube shelf was used in my dorm room at college, the curtains were left behind from the perviousowners (we washed them and added pink ribbon trim), and the dresser (my FAVORITE project) is actually my brother and I’s former baby dresser. 
Being over 40 years old, Stephen refinished it and it looks brand new, perfect for the next generation! Even the Indian Dream Catcher hanging over the crib once kept nightmares away from me growing up. J The tree mural was a true labor of love and it took a village to complete it. 
My best friend Melissa designed it, Stephen painted it and the flowers, Stephen’s mom Rose added the Grandma loves you “carving” in the tree, and Stephen’s brother Chris painted the monkeys. Stephen’s only monkey request was that one of them had to be wearing a crown, since Adelyn’slast name in King. I couldn’t stop there though, jewels were hot glued on to really make the crown sparkle. I can’t wait to tell Adelyn about how everyone came together to give her the perfect nursery.

So precious! Thank you very much for sharing, Karly! :)
If you, too, would like to share your nursery here on the blog, please contact me at! We are always looking for nurseries and other wonderful guest posts!
Melissa Loren

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