Project Nursery: Vintage Alphabet Wall Art

Alas, no baby news. I am officially nine days overdue and I’ve tried reflexology, acupuncture, spicy foods, plenty of exercise and a decent amount of driving over large pot holes that just happen to get in my way on the road.

Yesterday afternoon we visited San Diego snow (yes, it sort of snows here – crazy but true) in the nearby mountain towns of Mt. Laguna and Julian, our favorite get-out-of-dodge locations for a quick distraction.

Wow it was beautiful! We took advantage of the clear skies and enjoyed an hour induction hike with Bodie, who just loves the snow.

Meanwhile, the nursery received a new addition. I’ve had my eyes out for a vintage alphabet poster since my first trimester and when I came across this one on a family trip to Sedona back in July, I scooped it up knowing it would be part of the inspiration for the space.

Fast forward six months later and an Ikea frame + the print (found the same one on Amazon) + a little spray paint (same red oxide primer we used for the changing table) = one new piece of very wallet-friendly art.

Vintage Alphabet Print for Nursery

This particular Ikea frame has a plastic (instead of glass) insert, which makes it even more ideal for a nursery space.

I don’t know where it will finally end up (waiting on baby photos and additional wall art before hammering any nails into the wall) but it turned out just as I had hoped.

Vintage Alphabet print for Nursery

If you’re playing catch up, here’s a quick Project Nursery run down of posts: painting the wall animals, finding a great Craigslist changing table, adding stripes to one accent wall, the initial inspiration board and the really crazy before pictures of the room.

Today’s the last day to enter the Lowe’s giveaway for a new air purifier! Check it out here.

And do share, all you mommies out there, what natural induction secrets do you know?

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  1. says

    You look awesome. The baby will come when she/he is ready. No amount of anything will make them come sooner. Except of course induction which I hope you won’t have to need!
    So funny as my #2 got given that exact same alphabet poster from my SIL.. she laminated it for us… I should put it in a frame too.
    xo MODELmumma

  2. says

    Most babies come when *they* are ready. :) I hope you aren’t getting too terribly anxious! (But I’m sure you are!) I really can’t relate, Adrian was a week early with a c-section. Hang in there! If it’s any consolation, you still look fantastic!

  3. says

    Aww…I hear you…my first born was a week late and I was trying everything known to start up labor. But looking back…it was all a blessing! How amazing that newborns baby face is when you meet them!
    Can’t wait to hear when baby does arrive!

    Love the alphabet poster! What a great find!

  4. says

    Love the print! Is it bad that everytime I see your blog increase by one in google reader that I get excited thinking it is the baby post? LOL
    Go walk the mall or Target that always seems to work in my family :)

  5. says

    Hi Morgan,
    Can’t believe you’re still a mama in waiting! Babies have a way of coming when THEY are ready! ha-ha
    Your alphabet art project came out too cute!!!
    And thanks for sharing your photos….I’m a SD native and enjoy an occasional little jaunt to Julian when I’m in town visiting.
    Best of luck with bebe!!

  6. Morgan says

    I’m okay with graphic at this point! I’ve heard this recommendation from several friends – thanks for the article link and comment!

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