JunkMarket Style Nursery

March 13th, 2014 in blog, member junk     
PlentyPlace Kerry Messer, contributor
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With the exception of the rocking chair, every bit of furniture and decor in this room was purchased for under $300. 
This daybed was $100 (including a mattress set still in its protective sleeve). It works better than a toddler bed when the opening is turned against the wall. 
Above the bed is an Adventure Map for Boys and Girls which shows several settings for classic childrens literature. It cost a whopping $10. 
My childhood collection of Little Golden Books rests in a $1 thrifted basket. Beside are tiny boots bought on clearance for $1.75 and blocks that belonged to a neighbor when she was a child. 
This framed wall collage is actually a functional diaper changing station. The wire basket houses diapers and wipes while the wall pockets keep creams and ointments hidden from sight. The 1928 edition of Child Life is loaded with inspiring vintage images and sweet stories. 
I nabbed the corkboard for $1.25 and hotglued on the free visual acuity flashcards the hospital gave us after baby was born. One of the owls beside the board is carved wood and the other is painted on slate...and both are from a lovely independent shop, With Lavender and Lace, in Norfolk, VA.
My family also loves junking, so I put out an APB when we were ready for a dresser to take the place of a changing table. Sure enough, a relative snapped up this fully-restored beauty within the week. Gotta love junkin families! 
Beg, Barter, or Curb-Shop should be our family motto. My dad traded a fishing trip on his Lake Ontario charter boat, The Proteus, for this hand-crafted rocking motorcycle for his grandson.  That just melts my heart. 
The darling red chair in the corner was one of my mothers favorite curb finds (search The Little Red Chair on my blog for the full, sweet story.)
The $30 Eastlake bookshelf has been in in all 3 of my kids nurseries. 
The framed argyle is a favorite old sweater that my launderers-in-training accidentally shrunk. Obviously, I couldnt bear to part with it, so here it is in a thrifted frame.
The upholstered rocker in the corner is the only new item in the whole room, and it cost more than the rest of the room combined. Precisely why I dont like to shop retail. 
The lined curtains came with wood hanging rings and hardware for $6 per pair at a thriftstore. Love me some resale. 
This mirror is actually the door of a built-in medicine chest my mom found at the curb. That woman could spy a treasure in a trash pile from a block away. We call that Junk-ray Vision. 
The owls looked pretty drab in their original setting, but I removed the backing from the frame to discover that they are actually painted on the glass! With a coat of yellow on the frame, and a secondary frame surrounding it to give it some heft, these two keep a watchful eye over my sweet sleeping boy. 
My husband cut down the legs of the $8 side table to make it the perfect height for our basket of board books. 
This masculine typewriter stand is the perfect place to keep shoes corraled. I havent made time to refinish the top, so I prettied it up with a vintage Winnie the Pooh record. 
This magazine stand is from a doctors office that was being remodeled. Little Man loves perusing his choices because we keep his favorites facing out. Do you think were Sandra Boynton fans? Abso-piggle-dee-doot-ly.
With the exception of the rocking chair, every bit of furniture and decor in this room was purchased for under $300. 
This daybed was $100 (including a mattress set still in its protective sleeve). It works better than a toddler bed when the opening is turned against the wall. 
Above the bed is an Adventure Map for Boys and Girls which shows several settings for classic childrens literature. It cost a whopping $10. 

With the exception of the rocking chair, every bit of furniture and decor in this room was purchased for under $300. 

This daybed was $100 (including a mattress set still in its protective sleeve). It works better than a toddler bed when the opening is turned against the wall. 

Above the bed is an "Adventure Map for Boys and Girls" which shows several settings for classic children's literature. It cost a whopping $10. 


What do you get when you combine a thrifting mom, a curb-shopping grandma, and a bartering grandpa? You get a fully furnished, vintage JunkMarket Style nursery for under $300!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Kerry Messer
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, wood, furniture, glass, organizer, bedroom, black, green, textile, cream, beige

Comments (7)

PlentyPlace writes: Thanks, friends! It's the thrill o' the cheap. ;-) Posted: 5:44 am on March 27th
Orion121 writes: Its really unbelievable that these all things are brought just under $300, never thought that just in such a small amount all these things can be brought.
Posted: 4:54 am on March 26th
gadgetsponge writes: Amazing room! And so many small details that just keep the surprises coming. Posted: 7:35 pm on March 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: I can't believe all this for under $300.00...amazing!

Jim
Posted: 10:43 am on March 19th
CottageElements writes: So many great ideas in this post, Kerry! I love the idea of switching the day bed around for a toddler. Genius!

Lani Posted: 8:22 pm on March 18th
PlentyPlace writes: I get such a kick out of it. I'm hoping to tackle my soon-to-be-13-year old's room over Spring Break. Thanks for a fun place to share! Posted: 3:47 pm on March 15th
suewhitney writes: Wow!! Unbelievable, Kerry. So beautiful and amazing you could pull this together for that amount of money. Nice work my friend!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:31 am on March 15th
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