If you decide to do a little dumpster diving to save some cash -- you want to be careful about which vintage pieces you choose for your child’s room.  You don’t want to get anything with old, chipping and potentially lead-based paint.  You also want to make sure you stay away from furniture with out of date latches and hardware– like chests and cribs.  You can check www.cpsc.gov for recalled items, too.  But don’t be afraid to salvage old pieces – you’ll save money and the planet.