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.
Good thing we solicited some extra help – it was a little more involved than I had originally anticipated!
We started with the tree trunk base…
While Sarah cut decal pieces apart and served as official photographer.
The trunk goes up. Decal excitement begins!
Indy was a little nervous about the whole process. He isn’t quite sure what to make of the nursery just yet.
But apparently he did not find it to be as exciting as I did.
Matching the delicate branches up to the tree base was the hardest part. Ten million points to Casey for doing this flawlessly.
Sarah and I watched and cheered from the nursery floor.
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.
While dad applied birds, mom cut out leaves.
But we called it a day because it was late and we were all hungry. Very good progress for day one!
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.
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.
Sarah and I spent waaaaay too much time deciding on letter placement, making sure we didn’t accidentally spell something weird.
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.
The big brothers supervised. (Ugly car accident scar, boooo.)
And with the final placement of a flying bird in the corner…
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!).
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…