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