Tanya MADE this hot air balloon mobile. Get this...It only cost her $10! When she started shopping, both of us were shocked to see how much cute mobiles cost. There were several adorable felty versions that were priced well over $50. Maybe this is normal, but we're far too
cheap thrifty to think that price tag is worth it. So when she found the tiered metal frame on clearance at Urban outfitters, we figured that it was too good a deal to pass up and felt confident that some stroke of crafty genius would eventually strike her. Enter the hot air balloon template at her school. (She's a teacher too; hence the need to be thrifty-wink, wink.) She picked out paper from Michael's to tie in all the colors of the room. Hello cheap-DIY-unique mobile!!!
The precious needle work was actually hanging in her husband's nursery when he was a baby. It's probably my favorite thing in the entire room...
Jonathan, her husband, created the faux board and batten himself. This was his first attempt at a project like this, and it looks even better in person that in pics. Can you IMAGINE the patience that took??
After searching all over the web (and calling to complain a time or two), Tanya couldn't find any curtains that she really loved. Instead of settling, she purchased plain white panels from Target and then sewed a multi-colored chevron print to the bottom of each panel as well as her crib skirt. The left over fabric was used to line the back of the book shelves.
Question for those of you with kids...Tanya's must-have item was the little yellow scale. What was your "must have" for a nursery?