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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.

Nursery Progress: The Wall Decal Goes Up!

A while back I told you guys that we had ordered a wall decal for our nursery.  For the past month it’s been sitting in its tube staring at me, waiting for me to do something with it.  The whole point of a decal is that is supposed to be quick and easy to do right?  For some reason it scared me.

Sarah and I had planned to do it last weekend, but after looking at the instructions we enlisted Casey to help us at least get started. 

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Good thing we solicited some extra help – it was a little more involved than I had originally anticipated! 

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We started with the tree trunk base…

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While Sarah cut decal pieces apart and served as official photographer.

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The trunk goes up.  Decal excitement begins!

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Indy was a little nervous about the whole process.  He isn’t quite sure what to make of the nursery just yet.

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But apparently he did not find it to be as exciting as I did.

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Matching the delicate branches up to the tree base was the hardest part.  Ten million points to Casey for doing this flawlessly.

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Sarah and I watched and cheered from the nursery floor.

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Once the tree base was finished, little birdies were placed.  Ladies, I tell ya.  Nothing melts a heart more than watching your husband put birdie decals on the wall for his unborn baby boy.  Seriously, nothing

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While dad applied birds, mom cut out leaves.

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But we called it a day because it was late and we were all hungry.  Very good progress for day one!

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A few days later, Sarah and I picked up where Casey left off.  He took care of the trees and birds, so we took charge of the leaves.

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It looks like it would be as simple as sticking on a sticker, but it didn’t quite work that way.  There were multiple layers that needed to be peeled away, and a mini squeegee was involved.  Fun stuff.

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Sarah and I spent waaaaay too much time deciding on letter placement, making sure we didn’t accidentally spell something weird.

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While we worked, we also danced and sang to a totally awesome 90s boy band Pandora playlist.  I assure you, two people have never had this much fun applying a wall decal.

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The big brothers supervised.  (Ugly car accident scar, boooo.)

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And with the final placement of a flying bird in the corner…

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It was DONE!  Doesn’t it look adorable?  I am so proud.  Twenty points to the first person who can spot the secret message in the trees…  There are two intentional hidden words (and a few unintentional ones – whoops!).

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We are one step closer to finishing our nursery, and with every project I get more and more excited!  You can see our other easy dresser drawer project over on Babble

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Now we just need the glider to arrive so that we can finally put the room together!  Thirteen weeks to go, and I have a feeling they are going to go quickly…

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Holly     at 7:15 pm

I see Cody :)


Marie-Pier     at 9:00 pm

Is it possible that the baby’s name is also there ;)?


Charlie     at 10:19 am

The tree looks awesome! I really want to add a wall decal in my living room but I’m scared I’ll mess it up lol :).


Luna     at 10:52 am

The decal is so nice, I want to do it too when, well, the time comes ;) It is so lovely and so “you” and I like that you put the pups’ names on it!


Heather     at 11:33 am

So beautiful; I can’t wait to get one for myself when the time comes. Looks like a lot of fun when you have company, too. =)

Ah, cheated on the words, but found “Friendly” and “Friends” if you jump between the F and R a little. =)


Heather     at 7:02 pm

So cute, I love you included the pups names in the tree! Yall have way more patience than me, I probably would have given up trying to get that thing on the wall!


Heather     at 4:46 pm

LOVE YOUR BLOG! I am 9 weeks pregnant & have used your BLOG as an inspiration to do my own :)
I love the tree decal? Where did you order it from & how much?


Canal Winchester, Ohio


jodie     at 1:04 pm

hi this is amazing can i ask where u got the tree wall art decal from this is exactly what ive been looking for!!
many thanks



Daily Garnish » Blog Archive » Moving Weekend.     at 9:04 am

[…] and I spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to save the wall decal.  We got about halfway through before I gave up and said forget it.  I’m going to get […]

Christina     at 12:14 am

Your wall decal is really fresh and cute!!!


Sebastiane     at 8:24 pm

Great wall design. You can check out my site to see more wall decals.


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