Forget about the swing (I AM still a mom), and you have to admit: that looks pretty dang sweet, right?
Here is what we (mostly me, but Ben was a HUGE help with the painting- thank goodness!) did:
Paint- we went with a light blue, and I have to say: I HATE painting!!! I have decided it is like childbirth: during the process it is horrible and you wonder why on earth you are putting yourself through it, but in the end it is worth it. Cost: $90.00
Curtains: I made the curtains (don't look too closely at the "straight" lines). Cost: $14.00
Comforter: I was most worried about this, because let's face it- comforters are EXPENSIVE! But, then one night I realized: I can just flip the comforter upside down and then it will be a nice white comforter! Cost: FREE!
Pillowcases: I made the blue pillowcases, and recovered the green pillow: it used to be red. Cost: $8.00
Art: I like to have pictures of us on the wall- I don't care if it is against the designers code. So, I had a bunch of old picture frames and I painted them black. Cost: Free!
Pictures over the dresser: I made those, and those were a bit trickier. Cost: $9.00.
So I did the whole room for well under $200.00! Let's face it, I'm pretty awesome!