Jordan House Tour | Nursery


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amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryMy top priority in the three-ish months I was in Amman between home leave and returning to the U.S. on Medevac was getting the nursery set up for baby. We transformed what was our my home office into the perfect space for Piopio.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryI admittedly was a little bit sad to give up my office space. I spent a lot of time there — basically most of the time I was at home from our arrival to post until I completed my graduate program last spring.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryKail painted everything himself. But I made the first trip to ACE Hardware to collect paint swatches.I’ll still be spending a lot of time there — only now it will be taking care of and playing with Piopio. I love the way the room turned out. We are waiting on a print to be delivered, which will hang above the dresser/changing table, but otherwise everything is ready for when we bring Piopio home!amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryI didn’t think I’d really have a “theme” (I didn’t even know nursery themes were a thing) but a couple friends at home asked me so I started thinking about it. One day I was at the doctor’s office flipping through Fit Pregnancy magazine and I came across an article about creating a bird-themed nursery.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryAs I mentioned before, Kail and I have been referring to our unborn son as “Piopio” since our baby-to-be was just a wish. We accessorized the nursery with a couple of the items from the article, including this Charley Harper Bird Mobile from the Land of Nod, and “Little Wings” printed crib sheet, changing pad cover and quilt from Little Unicorn.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryThe dresser/changing table, crib, and floor lamp are Embassy-issued furniture. The white square IKEA bookcase and table lamp were items I had owned before Kail and I were married. We bought the rocking chair, ottoman, carpet, and cube storage bins from IKEA here in Jordan. The wood carving above the rocking chair was a Christmas gift from my sister, and the snuggly bouncer and beautiful rocking horse were gifts from friends.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, nursery, after, bird-themed nurseryThe framed print above the crib was a gift from Kail for our first anniversary (theme: paper). It was a reading from our wedding: “The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26).We Kail painted two walls “Yellow Brick Road.” It looks really nice in the natural light of the room, which doesn’t get direct sunlight, and with the floor lamp/table lamp on. It’s a bit harsh under the bright fluorescent ceiling light, but I’m not a fan of overhead lighting in general so we probably won’t use it a ton.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, after, home officeIn the meantime, I’ve encroached upon Kail’s man cave nook in the space adjoining our family room and turned part of it into a makeshift home office. It’ll do. And something tells me I won’t have as much free time to write or pursue other creative projects.Do your children’s rooms have themes?

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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