Freelance Book Designer

Thrift Life: kids room


So this is my second installment on my semi-regular series Thrift Life.

I always make a bee-line to the manchester section of any thrift store or op shop, I am on the look out for 50s table cloths and tea towels (especially Australiana themed ones) but lately I’ve been scoring a bunch on vintage children’s bedsheets.

Last week I dressed Bub’s big boy bed in some of my most recent awesome scores: digger pillowcase, 123 flat sheet and paper plane donna cover (all under $5 each). So colourful and I love that it all clashes. Don’t get me wrong I like a matching bed-set as much as the next pattern obsessed designer, but sometimes you need to break the rules.

I bought the cloud pillow at last years Summer Hill Primary School fair, but you can make your own from the Hop Skip Jump softies sewing book.

I’ve been doing a bit of rearranging in Bub’s room lately, and have been on the look out for a bedside table. Until I realised the 60s telephone table abandoned in our hall, would be perfect – and perfect out of the hall no longer another object to stub my toe on or pile random junk upon.

So it now holds night-time books, along with a few toys including other great thrift score a vintage Fisher Price pull-along cow.

I picked the table up at a market a few years ago for $10.

What thrift scores have you got lately? Care to join in the Thrift Life group?