Denton 'Desperate' for Baby Help
March 2, 2005
Denton, the hunky plumber from "Desperate
Housewives" was in a desperate situation.
Not only did he just buy a new home, but he and
his pregnant wife, Erin, are expecting their second
child any day now. And while James knows how to
fix those pipes on Wisteria Lane, when it came
time to decorate his real life nursery, he needed
But never fear, "Extra's" here! First,
we sent our decorating guru Michael Moloney to
the "Desperate" plumber's house, and
then we recruited Wendy Bellissimo, baby designer
to the stars (who, appropriately enough, is nine
months pregnant herself).
With our team assembled, we faced the challenge:
the room was small and the previous owner had
painted it with pink and white stripes. The Denton's
nursery needed to be gender neutral.
Everyone's clocks were ticking (especially Erin's)
as our team set to work. On day one, Moloney took
care of the trouble spots on the floor, and he
changed the pink stripes to blue.
And as the design team taped, sanded, varnished
and painted, Wendy hit Babies 'R Us, where her
own line of Wendy Bellissimo baby dÈcor is sold,
for some shopping. And she was a lady on a mission:
"Baskets, lots of baskets for storage, especially
since two are sharing."
Next up were beds, bookshelves and blankets, and
Wendy shared with us the best part: "It's
all machine washable, for mom and baby it has
We even set up the Dentons with Johnson's Baby
products and a Gerber breast pump. And no room
would be complete without Moloney's signature
touch -- M&Ms.
After only four days, it was time for the big
reveal. And there's no doubt this dream nursery
was a dream come true for James and Erin, especially
when their son, Sheppard came in.
"Well, if you've seen the rest of the house,
you know we'll all be living in here," James
joked. "We'll bring the futon in, and we'll
make it a very nice living room as well."
"It's unbelievable," he continued. "This
space and how comfortable it is and just the areas
they both have. I can't believe it, you guys are
Looks like it's time to bring on the baby!
Be sure check out our photos
of the baby's beautiful new room in the slide
version of this story.
Special thanks to our "Extra" Makeover