My lil’ world traveler

The nursery is officially done! This weekend I went through all of Carter’s old clothes and organized Coen’s closet to be full of clothes and shoes that *might* fit him. It was fun to see Carter’s old clothes, but sad to remember when they were too big for him. Now I’m hoping they aren’t too small by the time Coen gets home.

I went with the vintage travel theme after finding this amazing vintage map of Africa. It was only $8. The framing, umm.. more than $8, but I did get to use a 15% off coupon on a day when it was already 50% off. It was so worth it. I love this map and know it will always have a place in our home.

The dresser and laundry bin stayed the same from the previous nursery as did the rocking chair that was passed down to me from my mother. I swapped the little night stand for 3 vintage suitcase which I already had and a cool vintage globe from Goodwill for $3.99. Above the chair, a personal touch – I created this “I love you from here to Ghana” on my computer and then ordered it from CanvasPeople using a gift certificate I got at Christmas (Thanks Auntie Lindsey!). The smaller print is names of different cities in Ghana. Of course, I didn’t have the right program on my computer so it had to go to Grandma Cupcake to make it a jpg before CanvasPeople could turn it into this 11×14 canvas for me.

When the canvas arrived, it was waaaayyy too bright so, I used glaze and brown paint to “antique” it a bit. Really the picture doesn’t even come close to showing the brightness. I think it’s so much better now.

I saved money by using Carter’s old crib bedding (the set from our last home that I simply couldn’t part with when we moved into our new home and he started using a new set). I then used the cool letters that my mom gave me to spell Coen’s name and covered them with a FREE antique map I found.

I loved them alone like this, but next to the bedding, the letters were too bright so, out with the glaze again.

Ahh, much better.

The room is ready for Coen to come home. Unless of course, I come across the perfect chandelier….



  1. Looks like you had fun making up his room! Very cute 🙂 Praying you get to pick up your little blessing SOON!!! I'll race ya?! :p

  2. Beautiful!!! Seriously. It's not the designer stuff that makes a nursery special–it's love from mom and dad! This nursery has so much LOVE!

  3. *like* button pressed. 🙂

  4. The room looks precious…and the pictures really don't do it justice.
    It will be perfect when we get to take pictures of the room with Coen in it!
    Gramma Cupcake

  5. What a beautiful room! All you need is little Coen to enjoy it:)

  6. Love the room!! Very creative!!

  7. What a great room. Coen is going to be so excited when he sees it. He is a very blessed little boy. Prayers for a quick resolution to all the problems and that Coen comes home very soon.

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