Our first kiddo is due in early May and we're starting to pull a nursery together. Since we don't know what sex the babe is, we're going with fun colors that we like: oranges, blues, greens, and white.
Here's the mobile. My friend cut circles out of some cheap wood and drilled tiny holes in them. I painted with cheap acryllics and strung them up with fishing line. The top loop is actually the inner ring of an embroidery hoop. Total cost? $6 Entirely inspired by a Martha Stewart thingy (but hers was just paper and yarn, I wanted something with longevity).
Here are the curtains. Mom came up and helped me with these. They were surprisingly easy... it was just the prep work that was tedious (wash, dry, iron, measure, cut, etc.). Maybe $15?
Here are some picture frames I strung together. They're just painted (same cheap acryllic from the mobile) mats that I had laying around. The openings are about 2" x 1.5". Very small. But I thought it'd be nice for the kiddo to have some silly images of us around. This was pretty much free since I printed the pics here at home and had the mats laying around.
And now I'm stumped. We plan on getting a rug (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40107787
) and some furniture, too. But since it's a rental apartment we can't do anything fun like painting the walls. Any ideas on how to lively up the room?