Tuesday, April 9, 2013

100 Ideas Flea Market Style


The pictures from the photo shoot which took place at my house back in the fall have been published in the latest edition of Better Homes and Gardens 100 Ideas Flea Market Style!  This is a fabulous issue just brimming with wonderful and creative ideas for everyone who loves using found treasures in new and unique ways.  Take a look at all the great transformations which took in my own house.

This picture is from my living room and shows a vintage chicken coop which Donna Talley – Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith publications - turned into a one of a kind coffee table. 


100 Ideas Flea Market Style - John Bessler, photographer
Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

It was a simple and quick project with great results.  She attached vintage looking casters to the bottom of the coop and added a glass top.  My favorite part is the ability to use the inside for storage and display of my ironstone.

You may recognize the picture below from the eating area of my kitchen as I recently added the marble top to the antique grain bin. 


100 Ideas Flea Market Style - John Bessler, photographer
Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


Instead of storing noodles or grains, the glass front cabinet drawers are used for linen storage as well as other party staples. It makes for a pretty and practical display!

The next picture illustrates a fun way to re-purpose and use a vintage tool box.


100 Ideas Flea Market Style - John Bessler, photographer
Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


Instead of transporting table items one at a time or on a tray, why not carry it all in a vintage tool box?  The large size and sturdiness of the box itself make it ideal.

Another creative idea shown in the magazine is to turn a sofa console table into a kitchen island by simply placing a salvaged slab of granite on top.


100 Ideas Flea Market Style - John Bessler, photographer
Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


Although the console is not old, the paint treatment and vintage towel hanger give the piece an antique feel.  The slim profile also makes this a great option for anyone with limited space.

One of my favorite flea market purchases ever is my vintage cart.  Here it is used for holding blankets and throws.


100 Ideas Flea Market Style - John Bessler, photographer
Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


Finally, there is the architectural salvage piece which hangs in my mudroom.


100 Ideas Flea Market Style - John Bessler, photographer
Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


I bought the wood piece at a tag sale and have been so anxious to share this project with you.  I will give details as to what I did to turn it into a coat hanger very soon. Oh – and if you are interested in the tutorial on how to make the “XO” pillow seen on the bench, the instructions can be found here.

These are all such great ideas!  There are many more to be found in the magazine. I am not sure I can pick a favorite, can you?


11 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Stacy! The pictures are just lovely. I need to get some magazines for the plane for a trip we are taking next week. I'm adding this one to the list!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on the feature!!! Your home looks GREAT!

Blessings,
Linda

AntiqueChase said...

Love your house in this!! can't wait to scoop this book up! I have the same goat cart, in fact I have two and mine are so beat up... I just don't know how to bring them in and make them look as good as yours.. did you seal the wood? mine is a grey RH color wood.. soo old!

AntiqueChase said...

is this a new book or a magazine? I would love to see the cover so I know what to look for!

pollydove said...

WOW! What fun for you! This all looks fabulous ... loving the soft hues!

Red Door Home said...

Sorry for not posting the cover. It is a new special interested magazine by Better Homes and Gardens.

Red Door Home said...

So happy to find another cart owner! I was lucky in that my card was in great shape when I found it. I had to strip red paint from the wood and then seal it with a poly finish. I also painted all the metal parts with a black rustoleum paint.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl! What a treat to be featured and for good reason! Your home looks wonderful!!
Cheers!,
Barbara

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Nancy said...

looks great! Congratulations on being published! Your ideas are wonderful!
xo Nancy
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for the love of a house said...

hi Stacy! Happy to stop by and see you back posting. Glad to hear you are well and have just been busy- that's a good thing. Great photographs. Congratulations on having your house featured!
all my best,
joan

The Wool Cupboard said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Your home is wonderful. Can't wait to see the rest of the magazine.

Linda

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