Let’s just tell this story already.

March 18, 2014


Warning: I have some allergies that are trying to dissolve my upper face, so I might not tell this story in the best possible fashion.

Lloyd and I are on the building committee at church, and one Saturday during one of the wire-pulling sessions, I looked into the newly remodeled nursery and thought, “Somebody’s going to put a stupid elephant mural on that wall if I don’t do something about it.” “Lauren, are you holding this ladder?” Lloyd yelled from the sanctuary. There was some loud thud, but I was swept away in a vision of an attractive nursery.

So, I asked the Powers that Be if the CDC could work with the nursery people and provide input and muscle power. They said ‘sure’, and off we went. There was lots and lots of daydreaming involved, but with the input of many, it all came together.

I put together a little montage that will literally make no sense to you. Understand, please, that every time I enter a room I mentally transform it into a tiny living space. There’s no helping it, so please just sit through the next minute of images. They will show some before/during/after shots of the new space.

Things I am proud of: Figuring out how to not need another piece of furniture in a not-so-big room. The green changing pad is going to work out just fine on the counter instead of getting a changing table. NAlso, those round mirrors? Purchased for NINTEY PERCENT OFF so they were sixteen bucks each!

Again, I did not do all this by myself. I just took the pictures. 🙂

By the way, I am parked on the sofa typing this up using Lloyd’s ipad and my wireless keyboard. Ralph is used to sitting on my lap when I’m on the couch, so he has made his demands known. “No type. Pet.” (Ralph’s English isn’t so hot. We think he’s Russian.)


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Let’s just tell this story already.”

  1. Deborah Said on:

    On opening day, I was in the nursery looking around and a lady came in and said, “This is very homey. Nice.” SUCCESS!

    I do miss the elephant mural, though.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    GREAT JOB!! Kudos to everyone involved!!

    And I love the round mirrors! And the plant! Is it real? Beacause it totally looks real. I would love to have it in my house.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    OH, that is nice indeed!

    In my childhood home, the toy room had yellow walls with a big goose on it. Not sure if that’s a good memory or not.


  4. Curt Said on:

    I like the pic of Ralph. At first glance I thought he took a huge bite into the ipad.


  5. Brad Said on:

    You got the redecorating fever!

    You should have a house fire.


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