To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Friday, June 15, 2012

Yellow/Turquoise/Black and White Nursery Update

While Mr. C and I were home for two weeks back in April/May before mom's transplant, we did our best to add some things to Baby C's nursery.  It's hard for me at times, because I feel as though our entire planning process has been entirely muddled and our energies (obviously) spent in other areas.

I had an idea that this nursery was going to be amazing, bright, modern, and fun - a complete sanctuary of pure kid pleasure that any little one would LOVE spending time exploring and creating in.  But since we've been so back and forth, it hasn't really worked out like that.

We are both really looking forward to being able to devote some real time and energy to the decor in this room.  In the meantime, here's a look at what we got done while home last time.

We added the little book/toy shelf, but soon we are adding a whole wall of book shelves; so it will soon hold only toys.  The soft "tubs" are in bright teal; although on here it looks like a darker blue.

The "Alphabet City" print won't stay perched on top of the shelves, but will be hung above it.  I just wanted to get an idea of what it would look like.

Trying to decide whether to put this wall decal on the kiddos' level below the window or not.  It says, "In my world, everyone's a pony; and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies. -Dr. Suess".  We LOVE it!

Some random artwork that we are going to hang on the wall  above the changing table/dresser.

Close up of two of the prints we bought from ReStyle Shop on Etsy.

This rocker used to be mine when I was little.  Can't decide whether to paint over it, or just leave it as it is and maybe put it in the living room.

I designed this for Desmond's (Baby C) nursery a while ago.  Mr. C did the hard work of interpreting my basic sketches into a true work of art; then, we had it printed on wrapped canvas.  It's a quote from Cervantes which says, "Faint heart never won fair lady."  I love the idea of Des being a chivalrous, little gentleman knight. :-)

Obviously, we still have A LOT of work to do; but I think it's starting to get there...

Love and Blessings,


  1. How is your mom doing?

  2. I LOVE it!!! I have to find that picture that says may the force be with you. The room looks amazing. So cute!!!

  3. @anonymous: Mom is doing MUCH better! Her doctors have said she will probably be out patient again next Friday; which was great news. Every day is better than the last. Transplant are rough, but our God is TOUGH! :-)

    @catiejoyce: Thanks! It's getting there...we ordered a plush rug for the floor (it's heated but still concrete; so we wanted something more comfy for a wee one) and picked out the crib and dresser/changer that we want. And that "may the force be with you" print comes in several awesome colors; I think it would be cute in a boy or girls room. :-)

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