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Monday, February 7, 2011

all about the nursery

Yesterday was a big day in our house.

We made our first nursery purchase.

I'm so excited, and I can't wait for it to arrive. It's a wall decal from Etsy I've been eying forever. Here is the link, though we are getting it with yellow flowers - not pink - to keep things gender neutral:

Nursery Decal

What do you think?

We also ordered a swatch of fabric (seen in this previous post) to make sure it looks good with the paint color in the room.

I need suggestions on how to turn a quote that we stumbled across on Friday into something to go over the crib - not another decal, though. We saw it on a picture frame, but the frame's colors don't match the gray and yellow theme we are going for. Any thoughts? We'd like to make it into a print with a design or border, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I've also thought about just getting a custom frame made or even a mirror. It's a wonderful quote. I think it speaks to all of us on this journey.

We loved you before we knew you, even when there was just the hope of you - we loved you.

It will be August before we know it.

41 comments:

lparsons15 said...

That is the cutest wall decor ever! Your nursery will be perfect!

serenity said...

ooooo Katie, I LOVE IT. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. :)

And the quote, too.

I'd say get a print of it somehow. I have to think that there is a website or something that will give you the ability to put that quote into a picture... not sure where, though.

Still. LOVE.

xoxo

JC said...

AWE, I love love love it!!!!! So cute!!!

And I love the quote too.

Melissa said...

I love the quote. No words could be more true.

erika said...

Your decor plan is just adorable!!! I love the colors and the theme. How very exciting! this will be such a fun project!:) I can hardly wait for pics when it's coming together. Yay!

Erin said...

I am loving the nursery so far. I like the idea of designing a print of the quote and having it framed. If you need someone with Photoshop to make it for you, I can do it. that is a wonderful quote and so fitting.

Ashley said...

LOVE every bit of it! So excited for you!!!

Arlyne said...

It's so adorable & I'm so happy to see you guys moving forward with your nursery plans :)

as for the quote, it's beyond perfect!!! xoxoxo

Sarah Q said...

Very cute!! I like it a lot. So excited for you!

Rach said...

Super cute! Isn't it soo fun!

I'll let you in a a little secret. We are in the middle of a homestudy right now!! No more IVF.

Josey said...

LOVE that decal - very cool.

Such a great quote that we can all relate to. Good luck incorporating it into your nursery!

Kim said...

Love everything you picked. so cute! how fun!! I am going to live vicariousely through you with the nursery stuff, it has to be one of the funnest aspects of becoming a mum!!!xoxoxoxoxox

Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants said...

That quote seriously made me cry. It's exactly how we feel over here, too.

I say you play around on Picnik or Photoshop and get the quote to look all pretty. Then, just have it printed off somewhere online.

In fact, I already made a print to match our nursery (that's how much I LOVED the quote when I read it!) and am planning to get it printed out asap so I can frame it and get it up in her room.

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

What a perfect quote!!!

AL said...

Love it all! It's going to be so awesome to see it all come together :-)

manymanymoons said...

How exciting. I am so happy for you and love to hear the excitment in your "voice". :)

A said...

You could convo my sister (http://www.etsy.com/shop/brigittemarie) on how to make that quote into a print- I'm sure she would love to work with you!!

and that decal is SO cute!!!

Wade's World said...

Love it! I found this on etsy and you can choose your picture, colors, and quote that you want on your print...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/64895008/i-have-found-song-of-solomon-any-color?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=custom%2Bquotes&ga_search_type=handmade

and this one...it has a few more options for details?


http://www.etsy.com/listing/67631111/16x16-personalized-picture-frame-wedding?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=custom%2Bquotes&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2

not sure what you are looking for, but that is what I found :)

Stefanie Blakely said...

What an exciting time-- I love that you are nesting & the nursery is going to be absolutely lovely.

Kelly said...

This is beautiful!

AplusB said...

I love the quote! I'm sure you can find some artsy letter cutouts and make your own print or get someone on etsy to custom make something. Can't wait to see how this all comes together!

Courtney said...

I need a love button on blogs because I would love the crap out of this post =)

I'm so excited for you!!! <3

Alex said...

Love this - how exciting!

Amanda said...

I 100% LOVE the decal (and quote, too, but especially the decal). My grandma used to call me her MandaPanda, so pandas have a special place in my heart.

amiracle4us said...

I LOVE the decal and the quote AND that you sound happy :)

Cousins Chaos said...

I also LOVE it as well as your decal! I know your nursery will be absolutely precious when it is all said and done. I can't wait to see the finished product.

PCOSChick said...

That quote makes me all teary, thank you so much for sharing! That is one of the best ones I have seen!!

I say put it in a frame or have it painted on the wall or something.

WaitingVicky said...

I've seen that decal before, and just adore it! Your happiness is contagious!

Rebecca said...

Absolutely love the wall decor!

Mel said...

Everything looks perfect. And August isn't far away at all, Especially seeing as we are in Feb already. Xx

Basic Girl said...

Awwwwe, love the quote and the decal!! So adorable, and can't wait to see the finished project. So excited for you Katie!!

*Jelena* said...

OMG, the wallpaper is soooo cute, and that quote... wow.

I don't know if you have access to Photoshop, but it would be fairly easy to make an image that includes the quote. I see someone has already offered their help, so there's no need for me to do the same. But just in case, I have fairly well developed photoshop skills, should you need me. :D

Once again, LOVING the decor!!

someday-soon said...

The decals are SOOOO cute!!! Could you get a wood plaque of some sort to paint the phrase on? That way you could use your colors for the background and the lettering. You could even add a decal or two to tie it into your theme.

Dawn said...

I love the decal and the quote! I wish I had some advise on what to do with the quote, but I am so not creative! I'm so excited for you!

Secret Sloper said...

Too cute!! I love it all. And you are right: August will be here before we know it.

Trisha said...

I love it and I love that quote! I can't wait to see it!

missohkay said...

Beautiful. I love yellow - we're painting our nursery yellow in two weeks. Hooray!

JJ said...

Love it!

Pre-Heated Oven said...

My mom made me an 'Amy Butler' quilt last year for my future (now present) baby...and the back of it is the fabric you love!
It's awesome and perfect for a nursery.
I'm going to do my nursery post soon, so you can have a look!

Kakunaa said...

I have been searching and searching for a quote to use (on a decal) in our nursery, to no avail. I love yours! What about stencils? That would be my suggestion. So exciting!

salman santo said...

I am loving the chalkboard plack! So many places it could go in my house! M. kids wall decals