Tuesday Tours: Flea Market Style
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Welcome to this week's edition of Spindle & Rye "Tuesday Tours".
This week my amazinglyawesome (<-------is that even a word?) friend Vikki takes us for a peek inside her beautiful California home! Vikki is a stay at home Mom to three beautiful little girls, is a crafter & a lover of all things flea market & vintage.
You will see from these beautiful photos, that Vikki has cornered the "art of flea marketing" & shows us that old items can be very new again.
She is one of my dearest friends, has the funniest sense of humor EVER, & if you're not already following her on Instagram, you should correct that immediately!
So sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or drink of your choice) as Vikki show us what makes her house a beautiful home!
Welcome to my flea market house!
This room is a work in progress right now. I'll be making new curtains, getting new lighting and eventually new flooring. But for now this is where my girls practice on the garage sale $60 piano I got and refinished with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Provence. I added the front decals for more detail. Every item ,minus the couch, in this room has been a yard sale/vintage store/flea market find.
This shelf I made with wood planks and antique corbels. It's my favorite shelf in my house and it's always changing. Some of my favorite vintage items decorate this shelf. I made that chalkboard, the sign was made by my friend, the wood piece in the center was given to me by a sweet stranger in New Orleans because he noticed how much I loved and appreciated his workmanship. It's was so kind. And of course I have a vintage window and a map, two of my favorite things. The frame on the end my dad picked at a swap meet for me.
This is my wow spot that makes my heart skip a beat each time I walk up these stairs. A majority of the windows I got for dirt cheap and I've paid a few extra bucks for some as well. But it was worth every penny.
My dining room has been a sore spot for me for years. I just couldn't make anything work in here that made me happy. So it's all been in baby steps. The antique ceiling tiles I got from a flea market and hung them with twine and hobby lobby knobs. The sideboard I got of a garage sale site, painted it in Annie Sloan old while and dark waxed the details. The huge chalkboard was a frame I also got off of a site and made it into what it is today. The chandelier was a $5 garage sale brass ugly thing and some spray paint, a burlap chain cover and some bulbs and it's perfect I'm here. The rest of the items were all flea market/yard sale Finds. The table and chairs is from Ashley furniture.
I built the sliding barn door that leads into my laundry room.
My laundry room. The theme was vintage industrial. Built the barn door to open up the space and removed the swinging door. Build shelves, stacked the washer and dryer, bought the locker set at a flea market, made the signs and all other decor were flea market/yard sale finds. The light was from Home Depot and the paint is Behr paint in whipped mint.
My living room. Frames all yard sale finds, trim done by me to separate the huge wall, signs are from small businesses: love one another is from @hellosunshineshoppe heart is from @olivewooddesigns the California sign is from @artbykelly. Everything here except the rug, and couch is a yard sale/vintage store or flea market find. And the curtains I made.
Dining area. Arrow is by The Rustic Nest, framed vintage pin map of the United States& drop cloth curtains I made myself.
I painted my kitchen from the yellowed oak looking cabinets to bright and refreshing.
This was a desk area in the kitchen with a built in wine rack above. I ripped it out and made these shelved that can house more of my flea market/yard sale finds.