Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wonderful Gift and Nursery Chalkboards

What a fun surprise to get this vinyl Bible verse in the mail this past weekend! Twice As Nice Lettering was so sweet to send me this. They make the cutest vinyl decals. They customized the size for me to go over the closet doors and can make yours custom too. The beige color matches the bedding perfectly too. I love it! Thank you Fern and Fran!


This past weekend we also decided to paint the wall with chalkboard paint inside the antique frame.

I took some of your advice and made a family tree inside the frame. I'm not sure that I love it (because I am NOT an artist) but it will work for now. :) I might invest in some chalk pens because I don't like the white chalk when everything else is beige or cream.

How many chalkboards can one room hold? Well, Westin's room can hold three including the antique slate in his cabinet. :) I saw this red chalkboard at Kirk*lands this past weekend and fell in love with it and the $9.98 price tag. Obviously the red color didn't go so I painted it a cream color.
For now it sits on top of his cabinet but I can see him using it when he is older. I can also see me using it at birthday parties or any kind of party for menus or just a fun message. It is a fun two sided easle type chalkboard.

My family will laugh at me because they know how I feel about stuffed animals but I can really see a cute stuffed animal sitting on that baby scale. :) Of course it will have to match the nursery. Ha!

I am also SOOOOO excited to finally be able to tell you that my sister-in-law, Katie is pregnant! I know so many of you have been praying for her and my brother since Reese was born in August. Thank you for all of your prayers! We cannot wait to meet baby #3 in July!

52 comments:

3LittleByrds said...
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Kim Hancock said...

I absolutely love what you did with the frame and... your tree is perfect! Everything is too cute!

3LittleByrds said...

Shannon, the nursery is really coming along and looks great. I can't wait to see baby Westin in it in pics. :) I saw the chalkboard easel in a flier I get from Kirkland's and thought about running out to get it for that price. It's too cute. I'm so happy for Katie

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

So cute!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

I love everything!! And I think the tree looks super cute! I LOVE the vinyl, the armoire, the chalkboard, the bedding, everything!

And YAY for Katie!!! I am SOOOO excited for her!! Oh my goodness. So happy. Praise God!

Mandi said...

Shannon - I love, love, love the chalkboard over the crib!!! Your family tree looks great...you're being too hard on yourself. :)

julie & joe said...

Cute! You will LOVE the chalkboard pens. I bought mine from Michaels with a 50% off coupon. (I know you don't have one in NWA but I think HobLob has them too) Aaron has 3 chalkboards in his room. Two are the fronts of shelves and one is his closet door, it's magnetic too! I think I am going to make him another one.
Your nursery is looking so cute!

Brittany said...

Love that you painted chalkboard paint inside that frame! Very cool! And, I know I've said this before, but you have THE PRETTIEST handwriting EVER! Congrats to Katie and your brother! What an amazing blessing! I am going to my Kirklan's tomorrow to see if I spy a chalkboard, too!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great idea to use chalkboard paint! The family tree idea is wonderful. And congrats to Katie :)!!!
Blessings,
Stacey

Lena Medina said...

Shannon,
your design abilities are amazing!!! And I love the chalkboard idea with the family tree. I think it looks adorable! So exciting for you...soon he will be here! And I am also thrilled to hear about your sister-in-law. What a beautiful family you have!
Lena

Natalie said...

I love the frame over the bed, too cute! The nursery is so very precious, there is only one thing missing...that sweet little babe!

Alex and Jill said...

Love everything!! I have thought about buying some chalkboard markers as well because it's hard for me to write with a fat piece of chalk...they are kind of pricey!

I seriously jumped up and down when I read Katie's news...just made my day. :)

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

Westin's nursery is adorable! You've done a great job to have everything coordinate so well!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love it...All three of them. I have been praying for Katie too. I am so excited for the both of you~

A Hint of Home said...

Both the chalkboards turned out so cute. The family tree was such a cute idea.
I am so happy for Katie and your brother. My prayers are with you both.

Vanessa said...

It is adorable Shannon! The looks amazing, sophisticated. Love the chalkboard above the crib.

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Looking too cute!!!

Angie said...

I love all 3 chalkboards! I saw that same one in Kirklands last week and thought it was so cute. Such great news that Katie is pregnant!

Molly said...

This baby is going to have one of the most beautiful nursuries I've ever seen. I simply adore the family tree. That is just too precious! Beautiful work. You can tell this baby will most definitely be loved!

duchess said...

Shannon I love your nursery - it's so calming & sweet. I have to prepare you - this stuffed animal thing might have to be modified, especially if you ever have a girl. They seem to multiply overnight.;)
Sending prayers & blessings to your brother & Katie. So exciting.

Richella said...

Your nursery is really looking adorable! What fun to plan for this birth. Isn't it amazing how much you already love this little guy?

So glad to hear about Katie's pregnancy. May God bless you all as you work together to form this great extended family!

Katy said...

I think the tree looks great! ...don't beat yourself up, it doesn't have to be perfect.
Really like everything you're doing in the room.
Congrats and happiness to Katie on her pregnancy!

LuLu said...

It's just adorable! His room is so stylish love every detail. So excited to hear the wonderful news about Katie. Many blessings to everyone,
xo,
LuLu

Kathysue said...

My first time here, Love the chalkboard and you header is wonderful, Great job! Kathysue

Twice as Nice said...

We're so glad you like the vinyl verse. The whole nursery is so beautiful and a reflection of your personality and style. What a lucky little boy.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Love the chalkboards. The family tree is very cute. Congrats to Katie. That is great news. God is so faithful.

Tracy said...

I'm so happy for you, the baby's room is beautiful! Gives me baby fever. :)

Reynie said...

I love how the nursery is coming together. It is just adorable! And a big congrats to your SIL.

Momofgirls said...

Everything looks darling! You have done such a nice job!

I was thrilled to read the good news on Katie's blog. What a blessing!

Becca said...

PER-ECIOUS !!!! Yes, I, too, see an "ohsocute" stuffed animal taking perch on the scale. Every piece you add to the nursery makes it even more and more adorable. Love the chalkboard easel and the family tree you did, as well. And, what wonderful news about your sister-in-law. God is good !! Take care, Becca

Southern Fried Gal said...

Everything is looking awesome! That chalkboard turned out too cute over the bed. LOVE the family tree idea!

Amanda Jo said...

Congrats to your sister in law!!! I am so excited for them and will certainly be praying!

Your little guy's nursery is just precious! I really love every detail! You have quite an eye for decorating!

homebody0404 said...

Shannon,

Your nursery is turning out so lovely. I LOVE the fabric. You can easily transition that into a "big boy's room" too! BTW, You have a lovely home!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

awww it is so cute! you did a great job! who doesn't love a chaulk board=)?!

Lindsay said...

OH MY WORD...I love your blog, I just came over from Katie's blog! Congrats and your nursery looks amazing!!!

Jeni said...

It is picture perfect in West's room. Wow I really like the chalkboard...I don't have any...I NEED at least one after see how neat the look. I LOVE that white scale...something on it is a great idea...you will find a pretty fuzzy something or quilted something. I can't wait to see 'the' chair in there.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I just *knew* I would come back from my blogging break and find you pregnant! A big huge congratulations! Motherhood is a wonderful blessing.

~ Sarah

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I love it! Every little detail is perfect. Great job!!

hi-d said...

I love the frame that you turned into a chalkboard...and your drawing as well. It's just right...don't touch a thing. :)

Congratulations to Katie & your brother. I am very happy for them!

Anonymous said...

I ran across your blog and absolutely love all your decorating! The nursery is gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Your nursery is adorable! I love the chalkboards too! :)

Pemberley Court said...

Shannon, love how the nursery is coming along.....so sweet! All it needs is that precious gift of a baby!

Lanie

Jennifer said...

Truly - the nursery could be in a magazine...it is so too cute!! :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love what you have done to the nursery-I love chalkboards-and we have a few around the boy's room as well-As he gets older-put the chalk up when he has friends over-you would be surprised where little boys think to write with chalk!
And congrats to your sister! I will be praying for her!!!

Grandma said...

So glad you used the family tree! Yours is adorable. Just perfect for you new baby boy. You have the most put together nursey I have ever seem. Don't change a thing.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Just loving what you did with the frame and the chalkboard paint! You know I love a chalkboard, but that was sheer brilliance....and it looks fabulous!!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Westin's nursery has got to be the sweetest one I've ever seen! The colors are just perfect. And the chalkboard above the bed...LOVE it!

~Amanda

Shady Lady! said...

I love the chalboard paint inside the frame. I have really had to resist the urge to chalk-paint up everything - ive been trying not to have more than 1 chalkboard in each room. That paint is addidctive!!

Here are some great chalk pens if you dont know a source:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36285873

prashant said...

..I love your blog, I just came over from Katie's blog! Congrats and your nursery looks amazing!!!

Work from home India

Rebekah said...

I love how both chalkboards turned out! The nursery is precious! Oh, I am so happy for Katie and Jason!

Anna Sophia said...

I love everything about it, especially your writing! It's so pretty.

arkie said...

Your nursery is beautiful! So happy for Katie!