For a vintage vanity, combine your favorite flea market finds for a fun and casual spot perfect for getting ready.

Create a Vintage Vanity

  It is a room built for one, unapologetically feminine, with the objective to make you look beautiful and feel relaxed. A woman’s vanity is a private retreat that she can call her own. Create … Continue reading

This coaster is as clever as it is easy to make. Bring a little spring to your day with these DIY delights!

DIY Cottage-Style Coasters

   Made from the simplest of supplies, these DIY coasters are something to toast about. Grab your favorite hankie and get started on a sweet craft that will bring a bit of cottage living to your … Continue reading

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Get Barb Blair’s Best Upcycling Advice in “Furniture Makeovers”

Barb Blair has officially unlocked everyone’s inner furniture geek. In her new book Furniture Makeovers, Barb lays out step-by-step instructions for discovering nearly any piece of vintage furniture’s hidden beauty—from selecting a quality piece to … Continue reading

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Repurpose Flea Market Finds for a Vintage Wedding

6 ways to celebrate a Southwestern-style vintage wedding by repurposing flea market finds.   1) To create the turquoise loveseat (above) that became the bride’s favorite piece, vintage designer Melissa Strukel of PowWow Vintage transformed … Continue reading

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Tool Kit: Reupholster Flea Market Furniture

“If you’re serious about learning how to reupholster furniture,” says Jeanne Connolly of Vintage Renewal, “you need the right tools”–and some inspiration! Read on for five must-have reupholstering tools and two of Jeanne’s redesigned pieces … Continue reading

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How to Decorate for Christmas with Repurposed Decor

This year, you can give your décor a festive look without braving the holiday aisle at your crowded megastore. Just repurpose things you probably have around the house.     Gather together your holiday colors: … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE! DIY Fall-Inspired Chair Makeover

Grab that summer wicker chair from the sun porch, and get ready to merge these recycled materials for a fall fashion “No Sew Boho” chair makeover, EXCLUSIVE from expert indie furniture redesigner Jeanne Connolly of … Continue reading

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Repurpose a Vintage Window Frame

Sometimes finding a wonderful vintage window isn’t the problem—envisioning it in a new way is. Try adding some personal touches to an empty window frame, to create a unique piece of wall art.     … Continue reading

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Repurpose Your Finds in Garden Vignettes

Flea marketing and gardening make a heavenly pair; digging for great deals and digging in the dirt are close cousins—and you will always enjoy the fruits of your labors.     If you love flea … Continue reading

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DIY Decorating: Make an Embellished Frame With Vintage Jewelry

If you love vintage treasures, you know that much of the appeal is their fine craftsmanship and sturdy materials compared to how most new products are made. Plus, it’s hard to let useful items go … Continue reading