The nursery walls have been painted this bright aqua/turquoise/teal since February in hopes that it'd be used for this very purpose. The actual color is called Mermaid Treasure. Sure, it's bright, but it's such a happy color. Shades of turquoise also help encourage creativity. And you all know that, to be my child, you need to be creative.
Total we spent on all of the furniture we need for the nursery (this also includes an Eddie Bauer high chair that's not pictured): Less than $450. Plus, people, that recliner is brand new. :)