Saturday, August 16, 2008

Welcome to Drew's Jungle!

I will never forget our first discussions of how we should decorate Clayton's nursery. Wade said that he wanted to paint a mural - grass on the bottom, sky blue at the top, a road as the border, and the cars and trucks from Clayton's bedding in the middle. I am embarrassed to say that I laughed in his face. I have known Wade since we were 9 years-old, but I had never seen his artistic side. I figured that he would start the mural and we would end up paying an arm and leg for a "professional" to fix it. (Isn't that terrible that I had such a lack of faith in my hubby?!?!?!) I couldn't have been more wrong. Here was the result...





The mural took forever! Wade swore that our next kid was going to have four white walls. :)

However.... as soon as we picked out Drew's bedding, Wade started planning his mural. He has worked on it during EVERY free moment that he has had over the last few weeks. But, finally, it is done. I helped him a lot more this time, and really enjoyed having a project that we could work on together. We spent many hours up there with paintbrushes in hand. I'm not going to lie - Wade logged many more hours than I did! I tried to be helpful, though. It was his vision, and I am so proud of the hard work that he did for our baby boy.

"Batman" guarding his brother's room (from our dog) while Daddy started painting.
Wade painting stripes on the tiger. He used this teeny tiny brush to make sure that every line was perfect.

It is finished!!! This is the view from the door when you are walking into the room.


The bedding didn't have a monkey on it, but we decided that we definitely needed one. (I'd like to kick a shout out to 2521!)



The elephant is my favorite.... poor Wade spent FOREVER on all those stripes.
Drew's room just makes me happy! I go in there just to look at all the cute stuff. Thanks, Honey, for all your hard work! I know that our little boy will love his room. (Hopefully he will enjoy the safari theme until he leaves for college - HA!)

18 comments:

Albus Adventures said...

Adorable! I can't wait to see it in person! Drew will love it!

Mrs. H said...

This is amazing! You two - I mean three - are too much. Drew can feel the love as he stares at his jungle. A monkey was mandatory...
We love you all and are so proud of you...

Doug and Kelli said...

Another example of how amazing my cousin is!!! The finished product looks fabulous... I can't wait to get over there to see it. Now that we're moved in we need to plan a weekend :)

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

I am amazed! Dude, that is talent! It looks great!!!!

Tara said...

That is amazing! Good job guys.

Tara said...

That is amazing! Good job guys.

Keith and Judy said...

HOLY MOLEY!!!! I love it!!! Yay, Wade, it's fantastic. :)

halie said...

Wow! That is a serious jungle and it is adorable!! Shout out to the monkey! :) I can't wait to see it in person!!

jay_ylda said...

That is amazing!!
Do you hire out?

Ashley said...

Oh My Goodness! I love this room and secretly wish I was your baby!! Is that weird?!

Megan said...

OH MY GOSH. That is amazing. Great job Wade!! That should go in some home decorating magazine.

Jeff said...

Awesome... I can't wait to see it person. We miss you all, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Kati said...

Can there be a "rent-a-Wade" link on your blog? ;-) That is too cool!

Kim said...

Love the room! I can't believe I'm missing all of this! Love you all, PLEASE get Skype!

Kimi

Chris & Amanda Farrell said...

Many years from now when we have children (and hopefully when we live a little closer) I will be calling to find out what Wade the mural painter charges. Seriously - the jungle is awesome!

Angie said...

that is wonderful!!! Yall did such a great job and I can't wait to come and see it!!! Drew will love it!

The Scogin Family said...

That is AWESOME!! Can I hire him to paint our house!?!? :) Drew will LOVE his room that was decorated with such love!!

...traci : ) said...

WOW, Wade, I am seriously impressed! Who knew of this ability you've been hiding all these years??!?! Too fun! Yay for happy rooms and sweet babies to go in them!! Oh, and Monkey's rule!