Flea Market Décor

DIY Transforma­tions

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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.

UNUSUAL TRANSFORMA­TIONS

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.

SMALL STORAGE

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.

CALMING ACCESSORIE­S

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.

 ??  ?? The colorful patchwork of vibrant silk scarves acts as a makeshift wall to give the home office privacy. The deliberate­ly relaxed look of the hanging scarves creates an effortless­ly charming vibe, and it brings color to the otherwise industrial space.
The colorful patchwork of vibrant silk scarves acts as a makeshift wall to give the home office privacy. The deliberate­ly relaxed look of the hanging scarves creates an effortless­ly charming vibe, and it brings color to the otherwise industrial space.

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