Flea Market Décor

JEANIE'S MAGIC

Reimag­ine your stor­age and re­or­ga­nize!

- BY JEANIE ENGELBACH PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY RIKKI SNY­DER

YOU WOULD THINK BE­ING A PRO­FES­SIONAL OR­GA­NIZER, a flea-mar­ket en­thu­si­ast and an apart­ment dweller would cre­ate a bit of con­flict and chaos when it comes to se­lect­ing pieces for my home. The aes­thetic in me leans to­ward the vin­tage and visu­ally ap­peal­ing, al­though not nec­es­sar­ily func­tional, whereas the or­ga­nizer is con­stantly as­sess­ing the po­ten­tial stor­age value and flex­i­bil­ity.

Of­ten mov­ing is the pri­mary rea­son we need our fur­ni­ture to switch roles. As I pre­pared to move to my cur­rent apart­ment, I had to make some tough choices over what fur­ni­ture could ac­com­pany me.

I am a huge ad­vo­cate of hav­ing a land­ing space close to the front door. I had been us­ing a vin­tage pot­ting stand as a bed­room van­ity that housed all my jew­elry and ac­ces­sories and served as my makeup con­sole. The cheery yel­low pot­ting stand now greets ev­ery­one at the front door—pro­vid­ing a place for me as well as guests to set our stuff. I had added two sturdy vin­tage hooks on the front door side for guests’ bags and bun­dles and an­other hook for the dog leash on the op­po­site side. The in­te­rior stores all bed­ding and tow­els, as I lost a linen closet while down­siz­ing. It’s a fully stream­lined sys­tem.

Mul­ti­fac­eted fur­ni­ture not only saves you money; it also em­bod­ies the true spirit of spring clean­ing.

Of­ten mov­ing is the pri­mary rea­son we need our fur­ni­ture to switch roles.

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 ??  ?? THIS BRIGHT YEL­LOW pot­ting stand used to be my jew­elry or­ga­nizer and makeup con­sole. Now I use it for en­try­way stor­age.
FOR MORE ON JEANIE, FOL­LOW HER ON IN­STA­GRAM @APARTMENTJ­EANIE.
THIS BRIGHT YEL­LOW pot­ting stand used to be my jew­elry or­ga­nizer and makeup con­sole. Now I use it for en­try­way stor­age. FOR MORE ON JEANIE, FOL­LOW HER ON IN­STA­GRAM @APARTMENTJ­EANIE.

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