Introduction: "Its a Small World" Nursery

Picture of "Its a Small World" Nursery

For daughter number two, we decided to continue our Disney theme for her nursery.(Daughter number one has a Peter Pan nursery,complete with a mural of London,and Pans shadow on the wall,slideshow on that coming soon!) The images are mostly taken from snapshots of the Small World ride in Disneyland, and then redrawn by me. The artistry of the ride comes from Mary Blair,and some books of hers were used as reference as well.

All these images were drawn in a graphics program  These are vector drawings,and are infinitely scalable,and they print up beautifully on full sheet clear labels on my inkjet printer. I cut the shapes out for most of them,stuck them on the wall,and they have lasted the year without any fading,and look amazing (IMHO)..

A blue and green stripe around the room serves as the "water" that takes visitors around to the various lands.It took several weeks to draw all the images,and it amazed me how the room ate them up,it was really tough to get the feel of the park ride with so much white space between images,but I think its good enough,and man,I am done with this one!!

Hope you enjoy.

BTW! Don't feel like making your own images? My EXACT images are available for purchase through my website, or from In either vector format, or.jpeg! Go to to view the images in more detail. There is a link there for purchase as well. Thanks!


jimnjen5 made it! (author)2014-05-31

I want to thank you for sharing your images. Because of you, I was able to have the nursery of my dreams for my little boy! If I did it over again, I would spend a little more time trying to track down good label paper. I used clear as it stuck to the wall much better, but the blues on the wall showed through the image and changed the color a little. The white label paper I used looked much better, but didn't stick to my textured walls very well.

I just took down the decals and put up a fresh coat of paint to transition from nursery to toddler room. It was very hard to say good-bye to that beautiful, peaceful nursery. My little guy has a pirate ship bed now. I am toying with altering the bed to become a jungle cruise boat and painting some jungle cruise and Jungle Book murals. If I manage to pull it off, I will post my own instructable so I can hopefully help someone have the toddler room of their dreams :)

jimnjen5 (author)jimnjen52014-06-08

oh, and my dad edited the image of Big Ben to reflect my son's time of birth.

kitnrose (author)2010-04-30

I want to be your daughter!  Utterly amazing, impressive art skills and such a wonderful way to decorate the nursery.  Thank you for sharing!

ElsaMB (author)2010-03-17

Beautiful room!!
I would like to purchase your CD, please let me know how I contact you.

danichik2003 (author)2010-02-17

 Oh my gosh I have been searching for images like this forever...I have been planning on having a small world theme party for my baby every since she was will finally take place this July for her 2nd birthday!! I would love the images to work with!! How can I order them? Thank you so much you are a magnificent artist by the way!!

lisabcook (author)2009-11-19

This is fantastic and exactly what I have been looking for. I joined this site just for this!  I would also like to have the vector files too. You have done such a great job and are very generous!!

nishki0924 (author)2009-10-21

This is beautiful!  Would you mind sending me the vector files of the images?  I would love to use it for my daughter's 4th birthday party!!

ChrstnaR (author)2009-03-30

We'd love to have downloads of the images for our baby girls nursery. Thank you!!!

spiffytessa (author)2009-01-07

Adorable, very nice representation of older Disney. I remember going on that ride..

jgderuvo (author)2008-08-07

I want copies!

tink1272 (author)2008-07-24

ARe the images from the read along story book from the 70's? I recognize it! I think I still have that book. This is absolutely beautiful, and very reminiscent of old time Disney - my favorite. I would love some of those images. Such a great dad you are!

flaschdansser (author)2008-07-04

I'd love to get the downloads of these images. My parents are big fans of Disney and would love to have a home away from home nursery for my daughter. I think this would be the perfect choice for them. It looks awesome!

canida (author)2008-07-02

Neat! You've got some lucky kids.

astrozombies138 (author)2008-07-01

that is really cool, haha just like being surrounded by cartoons, im very impressed.

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Bio: I am a freelance graphic designer, as well as a carpenter. I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful little girls,and wonderful wife.Oh ... More »
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