8 Flea Market Chair Makeovers

created at: 01/24/2011

Makeovers. Even if the end result doesn’t appeal to my tastes, I still adore ogling them. Case in point, here are a plethora of flea market chairs that got the makeover once over, not all of which would suit my decor but each and every one are inspiring. Plus, they make be want to head out to my local flea markets REAL BAD.   

(Read more about this one here.)

created at: 01/24/2011

From My Home Ideas:

pea-green chenille chair


A shabby chic alternative from Shabby Cottage Studio:

From Design*Sponge:



From BHG:

From Eddie Ross:



From Easy Living:

And, finally, from Shabby Whites:


What’s your favorite garage sale/thrift store/flea market find?

With the arrival of Curbly’s latest how-to manual, Make It! Secondhand Chic, just around the corner, it started me thinking about some of my most treasured secondhand finds. One found at a non-profit rummage sale was the glass container pictured below. Can you read what it says on the front? 

created at: 04/08/2010   

“Perfection Urine Specimen Bottle”. When I saw it, I cracked up. I HAD to buy it.    Perfection and urine are two words you don’t often see side by side. Continue Reading

Dear Goodwill, Are You Getting Too Big For Your Secondhand Britches?

created at: 03/25/2010

Image: Shelly Miller Leer

Table purchased Saturday at a city wide 1/2 price sale at Goodwill.

In one out of ten posts I usually mention a shopping trip to Goodwill. For me, it’s Mecca, one of my favorite places to relax and do some serious creative thinking. I promote you; I laud you on your good works and pure mission, etc. However, the prices on used furniture and furnishings have skyrocketed beyond realistic value. I mean, come on!!! Continue Reading

Thrift Store Light Becomes a Sophisticated Paris Hanging Lamp

created at: 2010/01/29

Georgia over at JunkMarket Style has got it going on. She found a hideous hanging light at a thrift store, started to walk away when the sacred lightbulb of creativity went on. Take a look at the way she restyled this (literal) piece of junk into this sophisticated Paris hanging lamp.

created at: 2010/01/29

Who would have thunk it? Take a look at the step by step process.

Way to go Georgia!