Flea Market Décor
FIND NEW AND CREATIVE USES FOR YOUR FAVORITE FLEA-MARKET FINDS.
SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU HAVE LYING AROUND YOUR HOME MAY NEED MENDING, BUT WITH SOME TENDER LOVING CARE, ALMOST ANY ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE PIECE CAN BE SALVAGED AND REBORN. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN RECYCLE YOUR OLD DÉCOR INTO CREATIVE DIY PIECES.
Smaller vintage pieces are more likely to end up in the bins, but think before you toss. “Many unconventional discoveries, such as vintage bottles, old vases, colored tumblers and crystal dessert bowls also make beautiful candleholders,” writes Chalmers. On the other hand, vintage jewelry such as brooches or hairclips can be used to transform ordinary sofa cushions.
With a bit of creativity, all your concerns regarding organization can be solved using items you already own. “Use old pails or olive oil cans as waste bins, and put your toothbrushes in vintage vases or colored-glass tumblers. Pile rolls of toilet paper in old shopping baskets or hatboxes, and use sculptural ashtrays and delicate china saucers as soap dishes,” Chalmers suggests.
After clearing away all the clutter, take an extra moment to make sure your home evokes a calming, peaceful atmosphere for you and your family. “Use teacups as tiny vases for single blooms or posies, or pop tea lights inside and use them as candleholders,” writes Chalmers. This will help add a bit of life to your décor.