Thursday, May 13, 2010

Project Nursery: Shelves and Signs

For the past month we've made zero progress on our nursery. Why? Because I've been obsessing over which wall shelves to purchase. I don't know how many times I brought out my trusty tape measure to show Mr. Designs by Vanessa my shelf vision. He of course always responds that he likes my idea in an attempt to (1) to put an end to my crazy shelf obsession and (2) get me to stop bugging him about shelves. Last night I dragged him into the nursery one last time and finally made a decision (maybe), I ordered these Deep Picture Ledge Shelves from West Elm and will be displaying books on them. Who would have guessed that wall shelves would be the most difficult nursery decision for me!

Now I need your help with picking out a sign that will sit on top of one of these shelves. I originally wanted the sign to be of our baby's name but because his name has a "g" in it, the tail of the "g" won't allow it to just sit on the shelf - I would have to hang in on the wall and that defeats the purpose of a shelf sign. Still following along with me and my crazy train of thought? Ok, the first option is a "home" sign. Mr. Designs by Vanessa and I call each other our "homes" and our first wedding dance song was to Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk. So the word "home" has a very special meaning to us and we hope to pass along that love and security to our baby. The second option is a "read" sign. Like I mentioned, these shelves will be used to display some of our favorite childhood books so the "read" sign would make sense. You could usually find my nose in a book when I was a child and I hope to pass this love for reading along to my child.

Cast your votes for which sign I should get from Etsy seller William Dohman in the comments section...

Option 1: "Home"

Option 2: "Read"


Option 3: Tell me your idea, this Etsy seller does custom work.

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12 comments:

Jaimie, Dustin and Logan said...

I like the idea of "home" the special meaning for you two is very cute!

Vanessa said...

Thanks Jaimie! After typing out my OCD thoughts, "home" definitely has more meaning to us.

~*Jess*~ said...

I like "home" because the meaning is so important for yall, but that would also be a great thing for your living room or bedroom. But I do love "read" because I'm assuming you'll have books and good stuff up...if you do then that would work.

What about miracle? Love? Dream?

But...if you got "home" you could always move it out of his room into some other room of the house.

Sorry I'm of no help! Lol.

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the suggestions Jess! Very true on being able to move home to another part of the house once he outgrows his nursery. Haha now you know how I feel!

Kelly said...

Those are the EXACT shelves I have been looking for! And that was our 2nd choice wedding dance song too, but it didnt fit the stype of dance we did. :) I love both other them....so I say order both and change them out every now and then. :)

Patricia said...

I like "home" better... read sound like he´s in school or something.
Maybe dream would be nice too.

Good Luck!

Couture Carrie said...

I love "read"...

West Elm rocks, btw!

xoxox,
CC

smooze13 said...

definitely "home"! Incorporating your little one into you already existing inside joke. :-)

dor said...

Why not put the READ sign by the book shelf or on top the book shelf. Then put the home sign up in a different area.

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Soggy Cereal Mom said...

How about "petite maison" (little house, in french), or "maisonette" (small house, in french), or "cottage"?

petite maison makes me think of a nursery filled with little birdies and things.

Hope that helps!

Marianne & Clayton said...

I vote for "home", although I would pick "read" for myself, both are awesome. Just avoid the "laugh", "breath", "live" etc... Overdone to death.

KittyCat Creations said...

I think "home" is the more comforting of the two.

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