When Katryna and Nicholas were on their honeymoon in Maine, they stumbled across a cute little shop selling Ugly Dolls, the adorable and offbeat, misfit yet lovable companions of many kids.
The one-eyed, horned and winged felt creatures are pretty irresistible and with names like Plunko and Puglee, what’s not to love?
Katryna said, “We saw them and were like ‘Oh my God, that’s so cute.'” They joked that when they had a baby they should decorate the nursery with them. And what do you know, they were pregnant a month later!
Katryna said, “We just thought, it’s cute and ugly at the same time. We didn’t want to do Disney all over.”
They opted to leave the walls of their guest-room-turned-nursery the tan color they had been out of laziness, Katryna said, (we’ll call it efficiency) and went with a cream border around the middle of the room. Using more artistic talent than I could muster in a lifetime, they sketched several of the characters and filled them in with paint pens. The whole project only took about six hours.
They even turned their two dogs, a Boston Terrier/Boxer and a Lab/Corgi mix into Ugly Dolls characters and painted them, too.
Katryna took apart an inexpensive mobile and hung several Ugly Dolls key chains from it, which took about five minutes, she said. A friend gave them a painting featuring the character Ice-Bat for Christmas and few of the dolls were added to the crib.
Sydney, who is now six months old, also has monsters on her shower curtain and a Godzilla lamp and bank on her shelf. The kid is covered up in monsters, but Katryna said, she seems to love it. No wonder the kid’s nickname is Little Monster.
“At first, people were saying she was going to be scared of all the monsters,” Katryna said. “But if she’s surrounded by monsters her whole life, she’ll be used to it.”
For kid number 2, if they have one, the nursery theme will likely be Tokidoki.
Katryna said, “We can’t have a normal nursery. That would just be crazy.”
For the full set of nursery photos, get your click on here.