The inspiration for the tree and owls came from the huge array of vinyl wall stickers featuring trees with multicolored leaves and owls that Katie found online. By the way, when did this become popular? I don't regularly check out trending baby decor, but as soon as I googled "tree owl nursery" my eyes were nearly assaulted with seemingly hundreds of variations on the theme. Thick trees? Yes. Curly trees? Yes. Owls on branches? Obviously. Owls on swings? Yes; also, why is that a thing? I'm not complaining (after all, it is pretty cute), but I am astounded by how universal owls-in-tree nursery design has become.
Fueled by Pandora's Disney station and Cheese-its, we managed to finish the whole room in six hours and used about $20 of supplies. The best part was that Katie and I got to spend the whole day together and she made delicious flatbread pizza for dinner, so all in all it combined many of my favorite things into one lovely day (painting, friends, pizza, Disney songs, and babies. No babies were actually present, but I preemptively love Katie and Ryen's future foster kids wherever they are right now).
I hope those babies are getting ready to have some seriously awesome foster parents!