Penelope’s Nursery Tour

Penny’s room has been a work-in-progress since we moved into the house, and we are adding to it all the time. There was no rush for us to finish P’s nursery before she was born because we didn’t really use it for anything besides diaper and clothing changes until she was about six months old when we finally started putting her in her crib to sleep. For the first five months of her life she slept in a pack n play at the end of our bed, and we kept her rocker in our room because that was where I nursed her at night or pumped. El cuarto de Penny ha sido un trabajo “en proceso” desde que nos mudamos a esta casa, y siempre cambiamos o agregamos algo. Antes que ella naciera no teniamos apuro en terminar su espacio porque la verdad lo usabamos solo para cambiar panales y ropa, pero cuando cumplio 6 meses la pusimos a dormir en su cuna. Durante los primeros 5 meses, ella dormia con nosotros en su “pack & play” al lado de nuestra cama y tambien teniamos su mecedora en nuestra pieza para bombear y darle pecho en las noches.
her nursery BEFORE we swapped this chair out for her rocker
You can read about the carpet removal and painting process in this post from last summer. I also posted about her dresser that I refinished, which now holds all of her clothes and her diaper changing station sits on top. We added a shelf above the dresser where we keep her diapers – the little gray caddy has her disposables that we use at night and usually we keep the reusable cloth diapers in stacks next to it. Pueden leer sobre la pintura y como sacamos la alfombra en este post del verano pasado. Tambien hice un post de la cajonera que arregle y pinte, la cual guarda toda su ropita y funciona como estacion de cambio de panales. Agregamos una repisa encima donde ponemos los panales y una canastita para los panales desechables que usamos en la noche.

BumGenius Cloth Diaper Storage

Almost everything on display is either vintage or handmade from a local artist or friend. On the wall by the diapers we hung a beautiful print that my parents and grandma bought me in North Carolina a few years ago with the intention of it going into a nursery someday. It goes with a children’s book they gave me called The Rabbits Dance and is signed by the artist. Hanging from the diaper shelf is a Louisville ornament made by local artist and friend Bri Bowers. On the wall next to her crib is a sweet painting that I will cherish forever that Javier’s grandma painted for Penny. Behind the crib are two vintage brass horses galloping across the wall – I took a couple of these photos before I added this other vintage wall hanging of cast metal horses from the 1970s Sears and Roebuck catalog. I’m planning to put a few more things up there with them eventually but I love these horses, especially for a Kentucky girl! Casi todo lo que se puede ver es antiguedad o hecho a mano por un artista local o amigo/a. En la muralla con los panales colgamos una Hermosa impression que mis papas y abuela compraron en Carolina del Norte hace un par de anos con la intencion de que fuera parte de la pieza de nuestro bebe. La pintura acompana un libro infantile que me regalaron, el cual se llama Los Conejos Bailan y esta firmado por el autor. Colgado en la repisa de los panales tenemos un ornamento navideno de un artista local y amiga, Bri Bowers. En la muralla al lado de la cuna tenemos una dulce pintura que yo admirare por siempre que la abuela de Javi, Cora, pinto para Penny. Sobre la cuna, en la muralla, tiene dos caballos de bronze galopando – saque in par de fotos antes de agregar otra antiguedad de caballos de un catalogo de Sears y Roebuck de los anos 70. Planeo poner una cuantas cosas mas ahi pero por ahora estoy feliz con los cabllos, especialmente para esta chica de Kentucky!
Above her crib we hung a beautiful mobile that our dear friend Kacie made for us. She gave it to us at the Humming House baby shower and I am so in love with it I kind of want a big one to put above me in my room – it’s so peaceful and sweet! Sobre la cuna tenemos un modular que nuestra querida amoga Kacie hizo para nostros. Nos lo regalo durante la baby shower con Humming House y me encanta. Tanto asi que quiero uno gigante para poner sobre mi cama – es muy tranquilo y tierno!
Speaking of her crib, it’s a hand-me-down from her cousin Gia! It’s perfect for P and it’ll eventually become a toddler bed. The bookshelf used to be our orchid bookshelf and now houses her growing collection of kiddo books, both in English and Spanish. The little red leather shoes we are using as bookends were Javier’s – I can’t wait til she fits them! All of those stuffed animals were gifts – lucky girl. Note the Chori look-alike and the llama which, when I first took photos of her room, lived on the diaper shelf. I noticed she kept reaching for it whenever I changed her diapers and the day I gave it to her it became her favorite animal. Josh gave it to her at the Humming House shower and it now lives in her crib and goes with us on trips. Hablando de cunas, ese es un regalo de su prima Gia! Es perfecta para Penny y eventualmente se convertira en cama . El librero es el que usabamos par alas orchideas en nuestra primera casa en Louisville. Ahora tiene una coleccion de libros infantiles en inge y espanol. Los zapatitos rojos eran de Javi – espero que le queden a Penny! Todos los peluches fueron regalos – que suerte esta chica. Vean el peluche que se parece a Chori y la Llama, que cuando tome las primeras fotos vivia en la repiza de los panales. Un dia me di cuenta que cuando la cambiaba ella estiraba sus brazos en su direccion, hasta que logro tomar la llama y desde ese momento, el peluch se convirtion en su favorite. Josh se la regalo en la baby shower con Humming House y ahora vive en su cuna y viaja con nosotros a todas partes.


One of my very very favorite items in her nursery is the blown up print of the drawing the Marissa Troy did of my sweet Humming Hounds a couple of years ago. I adore Marissa’s art and we struck up an instagram friendship back in 2015 when HH was on tour with Kacey Musgraves (she’s a KM fan and has done several really incredible drawings of Kacey’s various animals – check out her art at She first drew a portrait of each of my dogs and gifted me a sweet mug with the images (my favorite mug!!) and then a year later she came to one of our shows in Boston and gave me a shirt with this graphic of my dogs running together. She later gave Javier a shirt with the same image and we both wear them all the time! I asked her if she’d be willing to give me a file that I could blow up and have printed and framed for P’s room. She was kind enough to send it to me and now it hangs on the wall by P’s door – I ADORE it! Thank you Marissa!! Uno de mis objetos favoritos en el cuarto es un cuadro de un dibujo hecho por Marissa Troy de mis perritos un par de anos atras. Me encanta su artey creamos una Amistad por intagram en 2015 cuando HH salio de gira con Kacey Musgraves (ella es una super fan e KM y ha hecho muchos dibujos de sus animals – vean su trabajo en Primero hizo un dibujo de sus caras y me los regalo en un tazon (mi tazon favorite y un ano despues cuando vino a vernos en un show en Boston me regalo una polera con la carituras de ellos corriendo juntos. Despues me dio otra polera con la misma imagen para Javier y la verdad es que los dos las usamos todo el tiempo! Le pregunte se me podia dar un archivo para yo poder imprimir grande y colgar en el cuarto de Penny. Ella fue muy generosa de enviarmelo y ahora esta al lado de la puerta. Gracias Marissa!!



Penny’s curtains came from my mom, which she made out of a sweet flannel fabric called “Party Llama.” We picked the fabric out about a month before P was born and my mom made them just in time! We didn’t set out to make a llama theme in her room but llama stuff is just so cute and it reminds me of Humming House AND Chile, so now we have the llama curtains, her llama stuffed animal, and when we saw these llama sheets at Pottery Barn Kids we couldn’t resist them (thank you grandma! <3). We also have blackout curtains that my mom tailored to fit our windows behind the llamas. Thanks mom! Las cortinas las hizo mi mama, que fueron hechas de una tela llamada “Llama fiestera”. Escogimos la tela un mes antes que Penny naciera y mi mama las hizo justo a tiempo.! No teniamos planeado hacer todo con relacion a llamas, pero me recuerda a Humming House y a Chile, asi que ahora tenemos cortinas, peluche, y tambien encontramos unas sabanas de cuna con llamas en Pottery Barn Kids que no pude resistir (gracias abuela! <3). Tambien pusimos cortinas blackout que mi mama ajusto a nuestras ventana atras de las llamas. Gracias mama!

colorful llama curtains

colorful girl's nursery llama curtains
this is her actual rocker in the room now
Most of the rest of the room is vintage: the heart mirror, the brass animals, the dresser. I found this pink oval frame at goodwill and decided it’d be a perfect home for a favorite photo of one of Javier’s orchids that Humming House actually used as the cover art for our cover of Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” in 2016. I’m trying to make an effort in our house to print and frame more photos – I’ll post more about that soon – but I love how this turned out.  We finally moved her rocker into the room back in March and I think it’s my favorite piece of furniture that we own and that Javier didn’t make. If you’re in the market for a rocker for a nursery I highly *highly* recommend a reclining one. It rocks, it swivels, and it reclines when I need it to – so perfect. We got ours are Buy Buy Baby (I hate the name of that store but it was a place of wonders). We are still planning to add an area rug so hopefully that happens in the next couple of months. El resto de los articulos son antiguedades: el espejo en forma de Corazon, los animales de bronze, ele vestidor. Encontre este marco en Goodwill y decidi que seria el hogar perfecto para una de mis fotos favoritas de una de las orquideas de Javi que Humming House uso como arte para un cover que de la cancion “Maybe I’m Amazed”de Paul McCartney en 2016. Estoy tratando de hacer un esfuerzo en nuestra casa e imprimir y colgar mas fotos – escribire sobre eso pronto. Luego regresamos la silla mecedora a la pieza de Penny y creo que es muy mueble favorito que Javi no hizo. Si estan buscando una mecedora para la pieza del bebe, recomiendo una que se recline. Se mece, reclina, y gira – perfecta y comoda. Todavia tenemos que encontrar la alformbra adequada para el espacio, ojala en un par de meses.


The last addition to the room is this beautiful side table that Javier built for her a couple of months ago. We needed something that I could use for my phone or a book or a drink while I nurse her, and it’s a great resting spot for the Sonos speaker that she stole from us (we decided to let her have it when we realized she cannot sleep without Spotify’s “Peaceful Guitar” playlist on repeat all night). Never one to just make any old table without adding some flare, he used a really cool bookend style of woodworking for the top to jazz it up a bit – I love it. So yeah, P has the coolest furniture in the house and certainly the most complete and decorated room so far since we moved in. Maybe someday we’ll move on to the rest of the house…! Lo ultimo que hemos agregado al cuarto es esta hermosa mesita que Javi hizo un par de meses atras. Necesitabamos algo que yo pudiera usar para poner mi telefono o un libro o un vaso mientras le daba pecho, y es el lugar perfecto para un parlante que ella nos robo (decidimos dejarla que lo use una vez que nos dimos cuenta que ella no puede dormir sin sus canciones en guitarra acustica que encontramos en Spotify.) Como no queria hacer cualquier mesa, uso varias tecnicas para que la mesa tuviera character – me encanta. Asi que ahi esta, la pieza de Penny esta terminanda y es la mas completa de nuestra casa. Tal vez algun dia terminaremos de decorar el resto de la casa…!


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