Decorating with Flea Market Finds

Decorating with flea market finds - Crafty Whatnot

It’s flea market season! Time to scour markets and yard sales for treasures just waiting to be revamped for you home.

1. A collection of wood type gives instant graphic appeal to any mantel or shelf.

2. Rusted vintage tins hold flowers and plants.

3. This might be my favorite, a rolling hospital table cleaned up as a side table. This is my mission this season!

4. Books aren’t just for reading, collect a variety of colors and organize them on a shelf.

5. Vintage forks in glass containers can be turned into recipe or photo holders.

6. Thrift stores are full of inexpensive, one of a kind paintings, often already in beautiful frames.

7. Reupholster and paint an old chair.

8. Hang or lean an old window against the wall. These can be very pricey at antique stores, but if you stumble across one at a smaller flea market or out at the curb on trash day, its a nice way to add a vintage statement.

9. Typewriters are awesome. They just are. We have one on a side table in our living room—it doesn’t even work but it looks great! The Antikey Shop on Etsy sells beautiful refurbished typewriters, including the aqua one above.

10. Arrange a variety of flea market finds as a centerpiece. The one pictured above works well because all the items fall into the same silver/neutral color story.

References:
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10: Better Homes and Gardens
3: The Lettered Cottage
7: Chairy Blossoms
9: The Antikey Shop

What creative flea market finds have you incorporated into your home?

03. May 2013 by Jessie
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