I love flipping flea market finds and shopping at thrift stores. You can find great deals on home décor items. Just because something doesn’t match your décor anymore, does not mean that you should throw it out. If you’re reading this right now, you are probably NOT one of those people who throw perfectly good items out.
With a little imagination, and maybe some paint, old things can be great again. My Repurposed Life has always been the place to get great ideas about flipping furniture, home décor and more. Today I’m sharing not just ideas from me, but from great friends as well.
These are easy projects for you to makeover in an afternoon.
Flipping Flea Market Finds | Furniture
You will love this Porch Console Table Makeover from Our Southern Home. You could easily do something like this to any piece of furniture you already own!
House of Hawthornes shows you how to Upcycle Old Books. You can easily find vintage books at flea markets, thrift stores and even yard sales.
This Vintage Drawer Shelf project was very fun to do, and fairly easy. Where I do my junk shopping, there is a flea market booth that regularly has orphan drawers, chairs and table legs! John makes flipping flea market finds fun, frugal AND easy!
Isn't this Repurposed Window and Drawer project from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia so sweet and delightful!?
Fun, Easy Unique Wreath for Spring
I guess you know you can make a wreath out of practically anything. But have you ever thought of using a vintage purse? Check out this DIY Wreath from Petticoat Junktion.
Do you Have an Old Wash Board?
Granted, some vintage wash boards can be a bit pricey. But if you find a good deal on one, I'll show you how to do this easy Wash Board Memo Board project.
Update an Old Lamp
Flipping flea market finds is easiest done with a simple paint makeover! Domestically Speaking shares all the details for this oh so cute Milk Paint Wood Lamp.
Transform a Wooden Box
I have a real fondness for any kind of wooden box, and I guess Debbie does too! Get all the details on this Recycled Cigar Box from Refresh Restyle.
Ideas for Vintage Jewelry
Here's a very fun and incredibly easy project -- Vintage Costume Jewelry Pushins.
Basket of Flowers
What do I find almost every time I go junking? Baskets! They seem to be everywhere, and I find that you can pick them up for just a couple of bucks. Flipping flea market finds is a breeze when you follow Sadie Seasongoods! Sarah is the queen of easy projects like this Spring Porch Decor in a Harvest Basket.
Game Board Gift Box
Did you play board games as a child like I did? Maybe you still play old games with your kids or grandchildren. I don't use my personal games for projects, when it's so easy to find vintage board games second hand! This Repurposed Sorry Board Game Gift Box was so much fun to make, taking a break from frankenfurniture!
Do you enjoy flipping flea market finds as much as we do? Leave a comment below about your latest find or project. I love to hear good stories!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.