Custom Nursery Decor

4:41 pm by 

I’ve mentioned before that decorating Tate’s nursery is an ongoing process…adding bits and pieces here and there.

custom baby name printsOne of my favorite pieces is a custom print that I ordered from Penny People Designs. I saw them on the Spilt Milk Moms blog last summer and just had to have one.

They happen to be running a buy-one-get-one sale right now on the 13×19 prints, so hop on over to their etsy shop!

As you can see below, I chose the greens-and-blues style, and decided to use both his first and middle names, since just “Tate” is short.

nursery shelf

The wooden “T” block is from another cool company – Craft-E-Family. As the name implies, they’re a family business, and have excellent craftsmanship and great prices. An entire alphabet set is less than $20 – what a great baby gift that would be! They also make custom blocks featuring the baby’s name, birth stats, parents, etc.

We purchased the wooden duck on our “babymoon” trip to Maine. Sorry I can’t link to the store, but if you’re ever in Bar Harbor, be on the lookout! My friend Tonya made the adorable frame – she actually does the crafty things that I aspire to do. :)

Speaking of aspirations, my next nursery project is to frame the “T” pages from the Dr. Seuss ABC book: “Ten tired turtles in a tuttle-tuttle tree”. I love that there’s a sleeping theme, and the colors on that page just happen to match Tate’s room.

Growing up with a fairly uncommon name, it was always SO exciting to find something with “Kara” on it. Maybe that’s why I love the current availability of custom-imprinted items, to make my son’s nursery really unique.

What custom touches have you used to decorate your nursery? Anything from your own room growing up, or other family heirlooms? Have you incorporated your child’s name or initials anywhere?

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One Response
  • Jen :

    Date: February 1, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    I love this print!! I would get pink and tan colors and place it just like you have it – on a shelf. The theme for the nursery is pink elephants so I’ll have those scattered around and I’m also having the baby’s name above the crib in big block letters that I’ll cover with cute, coordinating scrapbook paper. Planning a nursery is such a fun project!

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