Ridley’s Jungle Nursery


I’m SO incredibly excited to be participating this week in Show Us Where You Live Friday hosted by Kelly’s Korner. This week we are touring Children’s Rooms or Nurseries! Yay! Ridley’s nursery is the only other room (besides the living room) in our house that is decorated.

His nursery was my project during pregnancy, but especially after I quit my Interior Design job at six months pregnant. I did all the painting…I’m a perfectionist…had to do it myself or else the “oops” would bug me to no end! Can you imagine sitting in the rocker, nursing day after day, having to look at a crooked stripe or paint on the crown molding? It would make me physically hurt…ok maybe that’s a little exaggeration! Ha!

Anyway, I didn’t really want to do a “themed” nursery and I even thought about sewing the bedding and window coverings myself. After I added up the cost of fabric and the time that I would spend making what I wanted, I decided to keep searching for a bedding set. I was completely surprised to find the NoJo Jungle Tales set on amazon.com and I loved it!!! It is a little more updated with bold colors and cute animals! I guess I ended up with a “theme” after all, but I’m very happy with it! I always thought that a Curious George nursery would be fun to do in a nursery, so we brought in a few things here and there to add to the jungle!!

view from door

Three walls are a soft Aqua blue and the other wall is a soft green with chocolate stripes. The crib was a gift from my parents and my sister and brother-in-law. The chocolate brown curtain panels came from TJ Maxx. I sewed all the ribbon on…yeah, that was a JOB. Rather, insane I think!

closeup of crib

I got the letters and the little animals holding them from Hobby Lobby. I spray painted the letters and then hot-glued the animals, ribbon and letters together. The painting says “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” and came from Ebay for $4!

closeup of window valance
I made the curtain valances from one valance that came with the crib bedding set. I took the tab-top valance apart and used the pieces. The polka dot fabric at the bottom of the valance and the monkey (giraffe on the other window) are from the original valance. The green fabric is from a bed sheet that I got at JC Penney outlet. After a little brown broadcloth, some ribbon and a LOT of work, it was good to go!

view from changing table area

I’m so happy with my oh-so-comfortable swivel rocker! It’s wonderful! The jungle animal throw was made by my sister…it’s beautiful, soft and SO perfectly warm for bringing Ridley home from the hospital on the coldest day of the year! I’m serious!! The round table was given to us and I painted it ivory. The lamp is from Target (fav. store) and I found a bunch of Dr. Seuss books at TJ Maxx (another fav. store)!!

view from swivel rocker

This wardrobe is a family heirloom. My grandfather’s German relatives gave it to my grandparents before my Dad was born. Ridley is the 7th or 8th baby in our extended family to use this wardrobe. My Dad worked hard on it…made a few repairs, sanded and repainted it. Oh, and the stripes…well yes, they were a TON of work!! Up and down, up and down the ladder at 8 months preggo! Yay! At least I didn’t fall!

Ah, yes! More TJ Maxx finds! And my Curious George stash that I’ve been saving for years!

view from swivel rocker

This changing table was given to us by one of my ex-co-workers! We are so thankful and blessed by her generosity! The mirror is from TJ Maxx (bet you couldn’t have guessed that!) and the shelf is from Target (bet you couldn’t have guessed that either!)!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed touring Ridley’s nursery! I can’t wait to come and visit all the rooms “on-tour.”

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Comments

  1. Sarah Robbins says

    So fun! I am digging the painted stripes- although I bet they were a ton of work! Thanks for sharing your room!

  2. Robin says

    Ridley’s room is so adorable! I love it all! Those curtains are FANTASTIC! I can’t believe you sewed on all of those ribbons!

    {{{HUGS}}}

    Robin :o)

  3. ~the mccrarys~ says

    thanks for stopping by & the sweet comment! yes, our kids have the same cribs from target! rylie's got really banged up on the move last yr though so she already needs a new one =(
    i LOVE Ridley's room! omg precious painting & everything! love the colors!
    youre so creative i'll have to definitely keep stoppin by here & see what you've come up with next =)

  4. annalee says

    wow, i’m blown away by the details and love that went into creating that nursery. it’s awesome!

  5. MiMi says

    Ok, I was in here before, and I thought I commented but I’m running in circles and see that I didn’t! I wanted to tell you that I LOVE the theme!!! Absolutely perfect!
    Macey

  6. Kelly says

    This is such a cute room! I love the window treatments and the chair and well – just everything!

  7. Frugal Jen says

    This is one of the best rooms I’ve seen! Everything looks wonderful. This is great inspiration for our next nursery.

  8. Jennifer says

    Such a cute room! We looked at that bedding when we were choosing bedding for our son’s nursery. We ended up doing a jungle room as well. Your room is so fun!

  9. Family American Style says

    Very very, cute. Great colors. Thanks for sharing. Thank you for posting and visiting my blog.

  10. Sara says

    So cute!! I love the stripes on the wall and the whole changing table area — so pretty. You have a cute little boy too!

  11. Sar(Mrs.Teddy) says

    I LOVE this nursery! I may be just a bit biased as i am currently doing my first child's nursery & we are using the same bedding set! You did an amazing job on those curtains! I wish I would buy them! LOL!

  12. Cheri says

    You did a great job painting!! Coming from one perfectionist to another! lol Thanks for visiting my blog!

  13. Brandi says

    Myra, thanks for stopping by. Another Alabama gal. . . I’ve met a few just today! I was an Alabama gal for many years until we moved to FL. Anyhow, LOVE the room. You did a super job on the stripes,and the wardrobe is beautiful. I love antiques. :-)

  14. Emily says

    Ok, you need to come to Kansas and help me finish my jungle room! I just might have to steal that letter idea. Adorable!

  15. Sherry says

    I love the nursery. If I ever get to have children, you must needs come and decorate one for me! :0)

  16. ClintandGina says

    Love your nursery. Thank you for your sweet comment. Yes, the anticipation for baby girl to arrive is almost more than I can bare. I feel like I might just burst with excitement, because I can’t believe we will finally have a baby of our very own. Blessings to you and your 4.5 month old baby boy!!!

  17. Todd and Courtney says

    BEAUTIFUL! Awesome job decorating and I LOVE Tj Maxx…..Ive been there 3 times this week alone, including today. It seems like I find different things every time I’m there!

  18. Amanda says

    I love that you added the animals above the letters. I wish I had thought of that! The room is incredibly cute!

  19. The Calhoun's says

    Thank you for the comment. Your nursery is precious! I can't believe you climbed up & down the ladder painting the stripes, but I too am a perfectionist, so yes I can believe it. Ella was born on January 6th, so they are very close is age. I, too, was an interior designer and quit to be a stay at home mom.

  20. Kristin F. says

    Thanks for visiting my nursery yesterday… speechless is good, right :)? Your room is adorable – I love the jungle theme and the stripes are too cute!

  21. Kelly says

    I love Ridley’s room! It makes me so happy when I get to sit in there with him. It’s so fun and cozy!

  22. KKAN - Kari says

    I absolutely love the room. The colors, the stripes, the hooks for Ridley’s name! Perfect!

  23. Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend says

    Love the room and love the name….so glad that I stopped by…

    Just blog hopping today and enjoyed reading your blog…

    I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today…
    all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the “June Card Box”! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway.
    Happy Sunday!

  24. Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life says

    So cute! Love the stripes. And anytime someone says they MADE anything with fabric… well, I’m jealous! Hoping to join in one day! 😉

  25. Katie says

    I love the stripes, they are so cool. I can't believe you did them when you were eight months pregnant! Impressive.

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