1. I ordered the decals from Lettering on the Cheap, as she suggested, but I found the website to be a little confusing. Maybe it's just my mom-brain these days, but I would pay careful attention to what you're ordering. I think I messed up the dimensions because the decal is a little smaller than I would've liked. Plus, I wish that I had ordered two decals to put on each side of the wagon. For now, our wagon only has the decal on one side. Oh, well.
2. Radio Flyer now offers custom wagons, so I ordered the custom wagon with the big wheels but I chose NOT to have it customized. Does that make sense? This was great because the wood sides came totally unfinished, so I was able to eliminate the sanding step.
3. I also used the Plutonium Spray Paint she recommended (if you live in Napa they carry it at Napa Valley Art Supplies). The color selection is very limited. I also found the paint to have a matte finish that looked like it was going to chip easily. Nonetheless, I opted to put a coat of Minwax Polycrylic Spray over the paint to protect the finish. This worked great and we haven't had any chips so far.
I ordered the Cath Kidston cowboy print in Oilcloth, which is great for wiping away dirt and had someone sew the cushion and pillow. The pillow is nice because it gives the baby a little spot to rest his head. So far he loves it! This wagon gets lots of looks (and smiles) so it's fun to cruise around the neighborhood. We stuff a bunch of toys in the wagon so he's entertained along the way.