- a bed of some sort for baby
- a new rug
- a dresser for more storage (the closet is being used to store our office/craft materials)
- bins/baskets on the floor for easy access to books and toys
- some art to make it nice
We set the budget for the room at $100 which at first sounded a bit ridiculous (right?!). But folks, we did it! Have a look...
The dresser my mum and I found at a thrift store for $25. It originally had sliding glass doors which we took out. The top was also broken and the wood was a little dirty but it was nothing a few coats of paint (which my parents had leftover in their garage) and some wood glue couldn't fix. Score!
The rug was the one thing I didn't think we would be able to get with our tiny budget BUT I scored this one on sale at Ikea for $30. Score!
The crates we found at the farmers market. I noticed that all the apple vendors had these awesome wooden crates that they used to transport the fruit so Dave went up to a few vendors and asked if they would sell us a couple. After a few funny looks, one farmer agreed to sell us two for $10. They were a bit dirty when we got them, but are super sturdy and are perfect for toys and books.
And as for decorations, we decided not to paint the room to save some money. I found the grandfather clock decal for $10 and the fish print for $3 (I already had the frame which I found in a trash pile at work awhile ago). Everything else I made or we had in the apartment already.
So that's it so far! We're still planning to add a few plants but haven't gotten around to it yet. We're pretty pleased with how it turned out considering we spent so little.
Now we just need a cute little baby to add to the room, and it'll be complete :)