Flea Market Décor

Secondhand Style

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

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

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