Come and explore some quick and easy ways to get Farmhouse Style at The Flea Market. All different ideas and suggestion to a that Fixer Upper Look!
Time to pour yourself a cup of your favorite brew or a tall glass of lemonade and sit for a bit! We are going to take a look at some items that would add a ton of Farmhouse Charm and Flair to your home and you can find everything at your favorite Flea Market! Flea Markets are literally a Treasure Trove of goodies and it is a place you can go now and stay safe by wearing a mask and social distancing! From Architectural Salvage to Vintage Fans and Scales… there is something for everyone. We are going to skim the surface today but if you enjoy… we will be back with many more Flea Market posts! ENJOY.
You can’t even begin to know how incredible some vintage Gingerbread Moulding from a Victorian Front Porch can look on your walls till you see it displayed! How absolutely amazing does that look! There are so many ways to show off the incredible beauty and whatever way you choose it is going to be the highlight of that space for sure. You might also want to check some Salvage Yards if you have them in your area. You never know what little bits you will find. Just keep you mind open and your imagination on high gear as you search the piles. Keep your eyes peeled for Lighting Medallions… they are my favorite… they make such wonderful wall art and more.
You will be surprised how many Mantels you might find at a large… good Flea Market. You could actually get a little overwhelmed and become a tad indecisive (Ok… I am referring to me but I assume some of you suffer from the same indecisive disease???). Well… I am just saying that you should look at them all very closely and truly think about what you want. You will find some that are sleek and very plain… if you seek a Modern Farmhouse look or a Scandinavian Farmhouse look… that is a style that would really work well. Now… on the other hand… if you have a more Traditional Farmhouse Look in mind or even a Cottage Style feel… you would look for a little bit more ornate piece. One with some wood details…etc… When you are making a Mantel with detail over… paint really shows up the details. Or do you want the Mantel to be the showcase of the room… then go for something over the top. It is a big decision and one that is going to take a front and center spot in your room… so be sure to take your time and get what you really want! I can’t tell you how many times a see something and say OMG… I will never find anything better than this and then about 4 booths down I do lol!!! Enjoy the hunt!
A Vintage School Desk is such a fabulous addition. Sometimes it is strictly ornamental… and sometimes it adds style and services the needs of the little ones! How great would this look in the Play Room or Family Room??? There are all different styles… explore the selection and be sure to look at them closely to assure that you will be able to give it the magically makeover your heart desires. Who knows… you just might find one that is perfect as this one. One way or another… This piece guarantees instant Farmhouse Charm! This beauty did not come looking like this… it needed some TLC… so be sure to come on over and see how Handan & Greg worked there magical makeover… great tips, techniques and ideas! Don’t forget… sometimes two is better than one!
Source: The Navage Patch
Salvaged Windows are such a find! From Regular Paned Windows to a magnificent one that adorned a Church like this one! Could you think of a more incredible headboard! There are tons of things you can make from salvaged windows… from Chalkboard to Wall Art and beyond. You just never know what you are going to find.
Source: Flea Market Decor
If you are looking for an item that you can use as a great accessory… how about a Vintage Soda Bottle. They are so awesome looking and are perfect lined up in a try… on a shelf… part of a vignette or even turn it into a Soap Dispenser to add a touch of Farmhouse Fun to the Kitchen! So many possibilities. I especially love the tinted glass ones. There are all kinds out there… you just can’t go wrong!
Source: Vintage American Home
Many of you that frequent Flea Markets know that there are tons of old framed pieces of art. All different subject matters… all different sizes… shapes and style frames… a plethora of goodness. How about starting a Botanical Collection and each time you visit… try to pick up at least one more piece… sometimes you might even hit a major score. Once you have enough for the gallery you want to create… start putting them together in all different ways until you find the one you love the most! Recreate it on the wall and trust me… you will be in love. I enjoyed the way this one is being displayed onto of salvage windows… adds a ton of character and dimension. I picked Botanicals because they are one of the favs of Farmhouse lovers… but you can do this with any other subject matter that you love. So much fun and will give you a very rewarding end result! Remember… if you don’t like the color of the frame… paint is the answer!
Source: Flea Market Decor
Decorating with Glass Bottles
Another item that there is a Plethora of at the Flea Market is Glass Bottles and Jars! Tall ones… short one… stout ones… thin ones… in between sizes… ornate… vintage… crystal… with color… clear… with pantina and the list goes on and on. This is another thing that so many people love to collect… you know that fulfilling feeling you get when you find something that you love and that will add to your collection? It’s even greater when it is totally budget friendly. Some people collect by color… just imagine the shelf filled with a variety of frosted green and blue bottles like this one. Add a single flower… a bouquet or just leave them in their natural beautiful state. Small groupings on shelves… a part of a vignette… so many ideas and whatever you choose to do with them… it is going to look incredible.
Now here is an item that I personally have wanted all my life and to this date I do not have one yet… but I know one is coming up soon! I know it! A Church Pew is an item that can be used in so many spaces in your home. The first place I think of is in the Entryway or Mudroom…picture it with some fabulous throw pillows with a gorgeous plant along side of it and maybe a line of baskets underneath with chalkboard tags! Or… how about creating seating at the table with a beautiful pew… that is what I want mine for! An instant seat for 4… LOVE IT! They also make a great piece in the family room for extra seating. You just can’t go wrong with one. They can be a bit expensive… so if you really want one and you find a “deal”… don’t hesitate… go for it! Oh the possibilities!
Source: Nomadic Decorator
Do you know what I love about Vintage Fans? They can instantly become a focal point in the room because they are simply cool! Use them solo… as a part of vignette maybe even as a bookend. They are guaranteed to add the perfect element of Farmhouse Fun! Here’s a little tip… if you are using it for ornamentation only… you can save some bucks buy purchasing ones that don’t work!
Source: Country Living
Flea Markets are filled with new crates… old crates… big crates… small crates… advertising crates and everything in between. There are so many uses for them it would take me hours to make all the suggestions. I have a feeling you all know an endless amount of uses. I personally love this idea from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. You can visit her and she will show you how she turns a crate into a display piece with an additional shelf… In this case it works as a Mini Coffee Bar! Then of course they are picture perfect pieces for storage of all kinds! Just think of all the things you can do with crates and I bet you will be loading some into the car on you next visit!
Source: Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage Suitcases are a great addition to any Farmhouse Home! You can make a desk… how about a bar… my favorite… a dog bed and they make incredible storage! Don’t you love how these suitcases have been stacked and used as a Night Table. Just think of all the things you can store in those! I love a double purposed item. I have a little tip… if you purchase an old suitcase and it has an odor… take a pillow case and fill it with scentless kitty litter and put it in the suitcase and close it. Let it stand there for a week and then when you open it… the suitcase will smell much better!
Check out all of the Vintage Ladders… the folding type and the flat ones. Tall ones and Short ones… there are so many possibilities. Just look at this little old step ladder… with a fabulous paint treatment it turns into a wonderful plant stand! Another idea for this type of ladder is for towel storage for the Bathroom. They there is the flat ladder which instantly turns into a blanket holder… or add baskets to each rung as storage… it even works as a place to store your magazines… how about heeled shoes… jewelry… the possibilities are truly endless!
Source: Sarah Joy
If you haven’t put an old Farmhouse Tote on you list of things to look for at The Flea Market… please at least pencil one in because they are so incredibly versatile!!! They work no matter what the Season! They love to have potted plants place in them or how about Mason Jars filled with fresh blooms… a line of gorgeous candles and so much more! You can decorate them to the Season and for special occasions and great for a Centerpiece! Snatch one up that has a natural patina or score one that will be perfect for the new paint treatment you have been dying to try! Endless Possibilities!!!
Source: Miss Mustard Seed
Vintage Oil Cans
Vintage Oil Cans are so much fun… you can add them to a vignette or just place them on a shelf! There are so many interesting shapes… sizes… colors… advertising!!! You can even upcycle some into a picture frame. Have you ever watched Pickers… well if you have… Frank collects just about any oil can out there and they are extremely popular with is clients. Could be that perfect touch of Rustic Vintage Farmhouse you have been looking for… don’t you love when you are thrilled with chipped paint lol!!!
Source: Q is for Quandie
Vintage Door Knobs
Door Knobs with Plates are magical. But… just the door knob can be wonderful too (they make perfect knobs for coat hangers). These beauties are perfect the way they are used as wall art… but just by adding some herbs and flower to dry makes them so incredibly gorgeous. They also make great handles on things… wall art and so much more! Hope these inspire you. Keep an eye out for the… you never know when they will appear.
Source: Little Rusted Ladle
DECORATING WITH VINTAGE SCALES
Can you go wrong with a Vintage Scale? No way! A Vintage Scale will be a perfect match for any Farmhouse Style… but when you find the pastel… chippy ones… they are a natural with the Shabby Cottage Farmhouse Look for sure! Add flowers and WOW!!! Fabulous solo or in a group! Mix them with other vintage items… have fun… whatever you create is going to look amazing. Once again… they are a natural for adding Season Touches too. Picture the scales with some heirloom pumpkins?
Source: Vintage Sparkele Chic
Some times you are just on the hunt for the perfect Industrial looking… unique piece. Not sure what it is… and you will know it when you see it! It could be an old filing cabinet… a library card catalog… vintage mail slots… an apothecary piece… you name it! If you find it and it is calling your name… go for it if you can! It happened to Liz Marie… just look at this Apothecary Cabinet… this was her dream piece and she knew it! You will know… you will be in love instantly! Don’t let the moment pass you by because probability has it… you won’t find one exactly the same. Is this piece TDF or what!
Please note… many of the industrial pieces may not be in perfect shape… check them over and make sure that you can either repair it… do a make over or you just might love the imperfections!
Source: Liz Marie
Baskets Baskets Baskets!!! You can’t go wrong with Baskets… big ones… small ones… tall ones… dark ones… light ones and everything in between!!! You know there are a million ways to decorate with them and they are great for storage! Just add a plant and a pretty dish towel and it is magical! Fresh blooms is always a great bet and sometimes they are just perfect the way they are. Can’t have too many of them… scout the stands for unique shapes and weaves… have fun with it!
Source: Vibeke Design
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