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Used furniture isn't all the same. Get the scoop on the six best furniture brands to buy used.
Step 6 of reupholstering dining chair seats is stapling the corners of the new fabric to the seat.
Don't pass on copper cookware or decorations just because of a little tarnish. Instead, learn how to clean copper without using chemicals.
Read the do's and don'ts of yard sale pricing before your next sale. The prices make the difference between selling it all or dragging it back inside.
Attending one of the top 10 flea markets in the United States doesn't guarantee you'll find treasure, but it comes close.
The year-round Nashville Flea Market takes place one weekend each month. The flea market features vendors from 30 states and more than 1300 booths.
Learn 5 effective ways to advertise your yard sale. Yard sale advertising is crucial. If shoppers can't find you, they can't buy your stuff.
You don't have to buy your dining room furniture as a matching set. You do need to choose chairs that complement your table's style and scale.
Turn your passion into profit by starting a flea market business. There’s very little risk when you open a flea market booth, but the benefits are big. Follow these steps to start a flea market business.
Online yard sales are ideal when you can't attend in person. Learn where to find online yard sales, which ones to shop, and how they work.
Interior lighting design is one of the most important interior design basics, yet it’s often neglected by DIY decorators. To light your home properly, study these lighting design basics and add the three layers of home lighting. The first layer is ambient lighting. Page 2.
Join 10,000 others each month at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire, aka Alameda Flea Market. Read the inside info and best shopping tips before you go.
All overnight guests should be as lucky as those invited to stay in Interior Decorator Wayne Shielly’s guest room. With a decidedly English country cottage feel, the room is cheerful and charming. Take the photo tour.
Estate sales are similar to yard sales in many ways, but the best shopping strategies are different. Before attending an estate sale, study the estate sale do's and don'ts.
Scott Antique Markets of Atlanta holds a monthly antique show in Columbus, Ohio. Scott Antique Markets bill their events as “A Treasure Hunter’s Paradise.”
Don't let amateur decorating mistakes ruin your space. Read these 7 mistakes DIY decorators make -- and learn what you should do instead.
Enjoy 55 acres of flea market finds at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet. You'll find approximately 1600 sellers at this Mesa, Arizona flea market.
Study the 20 do's and don'ts for flea market shoppers before you attend. You'll learn how to find the good stuff -- and how to get it for less.
If you're a live auction novice, read these auction do's and don'ts before placing your opening bid.
There are several ways to remove lacquer from copper. Each requires some elbow grease, but all three ways of removing lacquer are fairly simple.
List of Florida flea markets by city. The Florida Flea Market Directory also includes listings for vintage shows, swap meets, and antique shows.
If you need a bed but the budget is tight, turn these 10 flea market finds into inexpensive DIY headboards. Save your cash for a good mattress.
New Orleans interiors are pretty fabulous -- and you can get the Big Easy look without spending a lot. Here's what you need for New Orleans style.
A simple, homemade recipe and guide for making and applying your own non-toxic wood furniture wax.
Painting is one of the easiest ways to add instant style to your home. Choosing the right paint color isn't always as simple.
If you're making these decorating mistakes, stop. Fortunately, these 5 mistakes are just as easy to fix as they are to make.
Make a charming, braided rag rug from free and nearly free fabrics -- scraps, upholstery samples, and remnants. You can also use the fabric from the old clothing, bedspreads, and draperies sold at garage sales and thrift stores. Medium to heavy-weight fabrics work best. Follow the simple instructions to learn how.
When your yard sale merchandise looks good, it sells faster. Study the do's and don'ts of yard sale display before holding your next sale.
Learn how to haggle for lower prices at flea markets, yard sales, and various secondhand shops. There's no reason to pay the price on the tag.
Bargain hunters flock to the Rose Bowl Flea Market each month to shop more than 2500 booths full of antiques, vintage clothing, and other flea market finds.
The Alemany Flea Market opens each Sunday in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights. Except for handmade items, the goods are all antique or vintage.
The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market features up to 2500 sellers of fine antiques, funky flea market finds, and fabulous food.
Follow these 10 thrift store shopping tips to save money and decorate your home stylishly on a small budget.
The key to having a stress-free, profitable yard sale is organization. Follow these tips to clear out your clutter and pocket some extra cash.Page 1 of 5.
You don’t need a price guide to spot overpriced merchandise when you shop secondhand. Watch for these 6 situations where the prices may be too high.
Don't stash your vintage and antique costume jewelry out of sight when you're not wearing it. Display and decorate with your collection instead.
Instructions for covering drum shades with wallpaper or fabric.
Make the most of your thrift store shopping by following these 13 thrift store do's and don'ts.
Make miniature rag balls from fabric scraps, and then string them to make Christmas tree garland. Page 3.
Secondhand shopping is a treasure hunt. You never know what you'll find, but you'll find more if you shop the right days and times.
Remove the musty smell, smoke, and other odors from Vintage upholstery, rugs, and textiles with these natural fabric deodorizers.
Turn scrap fabric into rustic Christmas tree decorations by making rag ball ornaments and garland. Rag ball holiday decorations are fast, easy, and inexpensive.
Make your own freestanding room dividers from inexpensive flea market finds. Here are five room divider projects to get you started.
You don't have to live with beige walls just because your landlord won't let you paint. Add color to your to your space with these renter-friendly decorating projects.
Get the inside scoop on the Memphis Flea Market. The locals just call it The Big One, and it's a monthly Memphis, Tennessee tradition.
Secondhand shopping is a great way to furnish your home on a small budget, but some so-called bargains aren't worth the price on the tag. Learn what you should buy -- and when you should just walk away.
Add style to your interior doors by upholstering them with fabric. Upholstered doors look chic and add instant drama to your room. Read the simple steps and learn how to upholster doors.
Turn flea market finds into inexpensive bases for glass-topped tables.
Shop 1000 booths at the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market in Daytona Beach. The flea market opens at 9 a.m. every Friday through Sunday.
Use scrap fabric and Styrofoam balls to make rag ball ornaments for your Christmas tree. Page 2.
Add a homey, vintage touch to your space with these 7 ways to repurpose old Mason jars. They're easy to find at flea markets and thrift stores.
Recycle old windows as wall art for your home. You can turn into frames, mirrors, or wall-mounted curios.
Skip the pricey, store-bought room dividers and make your own hanging room divider from flea market finds. Here are seven ideas to get you started.
Repurpose old picture frames from the flea market as inexpensive home decor.
Teen bedroom decor is no longer just rock posters and moldy pizza boxes. Lately, retailers sell colorful, trendy decor designed exclusively for teens. But, before you break the bank on decor that might be out of date next year, try some creative, low-budget teen bedroom ideas.
Enjoy before and after photos in this trash to treasure makeover gallery. See thrift store, yard sale, and flea market finds restyled into stylish home décor, and get some ideas for your own trash to treasure makeovers.
Old windows are easy to find at flea markets and yard sales, and you can repurpose them as decorations for your home.
The more sales you shop, the better your chances of getting the good stuff. Here are the 5 best ways to find yard sales.
Trim your upholstery project with welt cord -- covered piping -- for a finished, professional look. Here's the easy way to make it.
Turn fabric samples and scraps into stunning home decor with these 17 simple project ideas.
Shop 60,000 square feet of bargains at Pennsy Flea Market, billed as Philadelphia’s largest indoor/outdoor flea market. Pennsy Flea Market opens every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.
If you choose the wrong throw pillow, replacing it is cheap. If you do one of these 5 big decorating don'ts, you may have to start over from scratch.
Shop more than 28 miles of flea market booths in Canton, Texas at the historic Canton Flea Market, officially called First Monday Trade Days.
Turn a plain builder's stock fixture into a dramatic chandelier by following the steps in this chandelier makeover.
Yard Sale Treasure Map makes planning a planning a yard sale route fast and easy. Save hours and find treasure by mapping your route with this free web application. Yard Sale Treasure Map may be the most revolutionary yard sale tool since the introduction of online classifieds.
You have to advertise your yard sale if you want shoppers to come. Read the top yard sale advertising do's and don'ts.
Shop flea market goods from up to 900 sellers at the Tri-State Swap-O-Rama in Alsip, Illinois near Chicago. The market opens on Wednesdays and weekends.
Instead of spending big bucks at a kitchen specialty store, make inexpensive DIY pot racks from inexpensive flea market finds. Here are eight ideas to spark your imagination.
Whether you have a few minutes or an entire day, you can make your home look better. Read about fast makeover projects you can complete in one day or less.
Instructions for hanging rugs, quilts, and other textiles on the wall.
Get the designer lamp look from a DIY project when you turn flea market finds into table lamps. Here are 13 lamp base ideas to get you started.
Hanging artwork doesn't always mean pounding a single nail into the wall. Some pieces look better displayed in groupings, and here's how to hang them.
Create a flea market and yard sale tool kit before your next shopping trip. You'll have everything you need to make smart shopping decisions fast.
Transform old wood windows into new furniture for your home. You can make headboards, curio cabinets, and tables of all types.
Antique dressers, chests, and cabinets look lovely in your home, but they’re often hard on your delicate clothing and linens. The old wood drawers are often rough and splintery. Glue-down drawer liners are one solution, but they’re hard to remove. The glue residue and resulting damage may reduce your furniture’s value. Protect your furniture and your finery with removable fabric drawer liners that won’t wrinkle or leave you with a mess.
Before holding your next yard sale, study the do's and don'ts of yard sale planning and preparation.
Join the chalkboard paint craze with these easy chalkboard paint decorating projects. You can buy chalkboard paint that's ready to use or make your own.
Visit the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market to treasure hunt in charming Northern Indiana Amish country. Hundreds of antiques are auctioned each Wednesday morning year-round. Each Tuesday and Wednesday from May to November, vendors offer their goods at the Midwest’s largest outdoor flea market.
The Highway 127 Corridor Sale is the World's Longest Yard Sale. The 690-mile-long event spans from Michigan to Alabama and takes place each August.
Add old-world elegance to your bedroom with a bed coronet. You can make a master bedroom more romantic or make a girl's room fit for a princess.
Turn vintage flea market finds into unique Christmas tree ornaments. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.
If your landlord won't let you make permanent changes, try one of these 5 ways to add pattern to the walls without wallpaper.
Fine drapery and upholstery fabrics are pricey. But, if you know where to look, you can find lots of cheap and free fabrics for home decor.
When you’re planning a yard sale, following a timeline and staying organized are musts. Otherwise, it’s far too easy to forget something crucial. To minimize the stress and increase your profits, organize your yard sale with this simple yard sale checklist.
If an old chest or dresser looks tired, try one of these creative ways to update it. You may just end up with a new favorite piece.
Most craft stores sell button covering kits, but it's nearly as easy to cover your own buttons without one. Fabric-covered buttons add dressmaker style to pillows, upholstery, window treatments, and other home textiles -- and they're a great way to use fabric samples and scraps. Make them from solid or patterned fabrics, or showcase a small-scale print on the center of the button.
Explore 20 acres of vintage bargains at the Long Beach Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market. Held on the third Sunday of each month, this year-round outdoor market has more than 800 sellers. You won’t find booths full of tube socks and cosmetics. Every item for sale must be an antique or collectible.
Are you guilty of these 6 things shoppers hate about flea market and yard sale sellers? If so, you're angering the customers you're trying to attract.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 3.
For some, a laid-back, shoes-off beach house is the ultimate vacation spot. You can use beach style decorating ideas to give your home the relaxing feel of a beach house all year long -- and you can do it on a small budget with yard sale and flea market finds.
Visit Atlanta's historic Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre each weekend for its giant flea market. The location is cool and the prices are low.
The 250-mile Hwy 411 Yard Sale takes place each autumn. The sale route runs through Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Garage sale shopping requires strategy. If your goal is getting the good stuff, this garage sale basic training guide is for you.
Inexpensive handmade gift ideas for the flea market shopper on your holiday list.
If you find a fabulous dining table with no chairs, don't pass just because it's not a matching set. Instead, learn how to mix and match dining chairs.
Memphis designers Stan Carpenter and Gwen Lausterer love spending time in their luxurious, sculpture filled living room. The room looks like a million bucks, and first-time visitors assume that's about what it cost. But, most of their fine furniture, artwork, and sculpture was actually found by scouring flea markets, consignment stores, estate sales, and even the most humble of junk shops.
Whether you're ripping out a bad remodel or creating a vintage-inspired kitchen from scratch, here are 8 crucial elements of a vintage kitchen.
If you long to live in a loft, add these vintage industrial touches to your existing home. You'll get the loft look without moving.
Hunt for bargains at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market in New York's scenic Hudson Valley. With more than 600 vendors selling new and used merchandise, the Stormville Flea Market is one of New England's largest flea markets.
Give your window a custom look with this no-sew valance. It's quick and easy to make -- and the materials you need are cheap.
Turn your plain bedroom into a glamorous boudoir by adding a vintage vanity or dressing table.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 5.
Follow these tips for successful secondhand selling at flea markets, antique malls, and yard sales.
Interior Decorator Wayne Shielly wanted visible storage in his Memphis kitchen, so he replaced the wood panels in his upper cabinet doors with chicken wire. Follow the steps of his cabinet door makeover to update your kitchen, or to jazz up a piece of flea market furniture. Page 3.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 9.
Shop flea markets and yard sales for everything you need to set up a home bar or bar cart.
Vintage scarves work well as both fashion and furnishings, and you can find them priced low at flea markets and thrift stores. To get you started, try these five ways to use vintage scarves.
As long as an old dresser or chest has good lines, you can change the finish to update the look. You can antique it, cover it with decorative paper, or even paint it to look like exotic zebra wood.
The Brimfield Antique and Flea Market Shows are the largest outdoor antique event in the US. The shows take place every May, July, and September.
You can use discarded draperies as a substitute for cut yardage in a host of home decorating projects. To get you started, read these seven ways to use vintage drapery panels.
The first thing potential flea market sellers want to know is where to find the merchandise. Here are 13 sources of antique and vintage goods.
If you're an avid collector, you're probably running out of tabletop space. The solution? Go vertical with collections you can hang on your walls.
Shop 3300 booths each month at Scott Antique Markets' Atlanta Expo Center show, billed as the world’s largest indoor antique show.
Though they're much like flea markets, the best ways to shop antique malls are different. Before you buy, read these do's and don'ts.
Matching dining chair sets are overdone and overrated. An eclectic mix of different chairs looks more interesting -- if you mix them right.
Enjoy the charm of upstate New York while you bargain hunt at the annual Finger Lakes 50 Mile Long Garage Sale. The sale runs from Montezuma to Homer.
Brooklyn Flea's indoor winter location at One Hanson Place has moved to Williamsburg.
Whether you're decorating an old kitchen or making a new one look old, here are 9 vintage kitchen finds to look for at flea markets and yard sales.
No matter what room you're decorating, the process remains the same. Here are the five steps to decorating every room.
If you plan to make selling a regular think, consider starting a flea market or antique mall business. You can turn your passion for treasure hunting into real profit.
If you're not sure how to ask for a lower price, try one of these 15 haggling phrases. They work.
Your tree isn't the only place to use vintage glass ball ornaments. Try these 5 ways to use the shiny baubles to decorate your home for the holidays.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 8.
The Vintage Marketplace features one-of-a-kind vintage, handcrafted, and upcycled furnishings and fashion. The Vintage Marketplace takes place in conjunction with Ohio and Tennessee antique shows, and as a monthly Indianapolis market called the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments.
Chalkboard paint is a popular decorating tool for today’s interiors. To decorate your home with chalkboard paint, try one of these easy projects.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 2.
In a mix-and-match dining room, pairing contrasting finishes and styles creates a dramatic look.
Hunt down inexpensive, flea market alternatives to traditional fabrics when you're ready to reupholster your dining chairs. It's green, saves money, and you'll end up with an unusual look.
Instead of spending a fortune on store-bought bookshelves, make your own from the five flea market finds. They'll cost less and look more interesting in your space.
At Treasure Island Flea, you'll find handcrafted merchandise made by indie designers -- in addition to lots of food and vintage flea market finds.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 6.
Enjoy before and after photos in this trash to treasure makeover gallery. See thrift store, yard sale, and flea market finds restyled into stylish home décor, and get some ideas for your own trash to treasure makeovers. Page 4.
You never know what you'll find at a yard sale. It's a different experience every single time you go, and sometimes you'll go home empty-handed. Nevertheless, you can improve your odds of scoring on your next yard sale outing by following the top 10 yard sale shopping tips.
Flea market finds aren't just for decorating the interior of your home. Combine them with paint to brighten a dark, drab brick exterior.
When the Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market opened in 1979, a handful of sellers displayed their wares in a front yard. More than three decades later, the Sunday flea market fills a 55-acre field and calls itself Connecticut's largest outdoor flea market. The Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market is located in New Milford.
Enjoy before and after photos in this trash to treasure makeover gallery. See thrift store, yard sale, and flea market finds restyled into stylish home décor, and get some ideas for your own trash to treasure makeovers. Page 3.
Turn architectural salvage into home decor. It's green, and you'll have a charming, vintage-inspired home.
When shopping flea markets and yard sales, watch for objects you can transform or restyle. You can repurpose flea market finds as home furnishing of every type.
Don't use a store-bought shade for your favorite lamp. Instead, make your own after browsing these DIY lampshade ideas.
Take a flea market chair home and give it a makeover. Learn seven different ways to update an old chair.
Don't be discouraged if your favorite flea market is awash in cheap imports and counterfeit handbags. Here are five of today's top flea market trends.
Enjoy before and after photos in this trash to treasure makeover gallery. See thrift store, yard sale, and flea market finds restyled into stylish home décor, and get some ideas for your own trash to treasure makeovers. Page 5.
Enjoy before and after photos in this trash to treasure makeover gallery. See thrift store, yard sale, and flea market finds restyled into stylish home décor, and get some ideas for your own trash to treasure makeovers. Page 6.
A great yard sale sign is eye catching, colorful, and has some element that makes the sale seem better than the rest. Here's a peek at 7 of the best.
Whether your taste runs to German glass baubles, pure kitsch, or anything in between, add old-fashioned charm to your holiday tree with vintage Christmas ornaments. Page 4.
Memphis-area yard sale shoppers mark the Countrywood Neighborhood Sale on their calendars as soon as the dates are announced.
Increase your curb appeal and add charm by installing shutters on your exterior doors.
A chair makeover begins with freshening up the frame. Your options range from applying a new stain to using a decoupage technique.