Sec­ond­hand Style

A new book shows how a lit­tle ten­der care can trans­form old pieces.

Flea Market Décor - - Fine Print - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY DEBI TRELOAR

“BEAU­TI­FUL THINGS NEVER GO OUT OF

STYLE,” writes Emily Chalmers, the au­thor of a new book, Flea Mar­ket Style. She shares that while many preloved pieces fit into your home just the way they are, oth­ers may need a bit of el­bow pol­ish or a reimag­in­ing be­fore they are up to snuff for dis­play. Her book is filled with ideas for how to see the po­ten­tial in fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories, and how to bring that po­ten­tial to fruition. Here are a few tips from the book, as well as some of the in­spir­ing re­sults. —KDW

MANY PRELOVED PIECES need a sim­ple makeover. For ex­am­ple, a set of draw­ers that came from an of­fice looks pretty in a coat of pink paint. “This came from an of­fice!”

Flea Mar­ket Style by Emily Chalmers, with words by Ali Hanan, pub­lished by Ry­land, Peters & Small, © 2005, 2018; ry­land­peters.com.

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