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By Leah French

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    • 5 Ways to Restyle an Old Dresser or Chest Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Instead of refinishing that flea market dresser or chest, try one of these creative ways to restyle it. You may just end up with a new favorite piece.
    • Dos and Don'ts of Planning a Yard Sale Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Before holding your next yard sale, study the dos and don'ts of yard sale planning and preparation.
    • Guerrilla Garage Sale Shopping: Tips for Scoring Big at Yard Sales Created: Monday, October 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Consistently scoring at yard sales is a mission. Like any mission, it requires strategy. Read the tips to learn everything you need to know to complete garage sale basic training.
    • Long Beach Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market Created: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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. Yo...
    • Arlington Civitan Flea Market Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Founded in 1986, the Arlington Civitan Flea Market hosts nearly 1200 shoppers each month. More than 150 vendors spread their goods across four levels of an enclosed parking garage, so you’ll ...
    • Accent Tables to Take Home Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      To decorate your home well, you need more table types than matching end tables and an eating table in the kitchen. You also need a few special accent tables to really make your space stand out. Here are five accent table types to watch for during your next flea market or antique mall shopping trip.
    • Great Smokies Flea Market Created: Monday, March 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you’re driving into the mountains of East Tennessee, stop by the Great Smokies Flea Market in Kodak. Between the indoor and outdoor booth spaces, the Great Smokies Flea Market frequently h...
    • How to Decorate (or Redecorate) a Room Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      No matter what room you’re decorating, the proper steps remain the same. Read about the five steps to decorating a room.
    • Dos and Don'ts of Interacting with Yard Sale Customers Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Nobody wants to be that pushy yard sale seller, but it's hard to know how much attention to give your customers. Some like to talk, and some really don't. Before holding your sale, read up on the 1...
    • How to Line Drawers with Fabric Created: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 dra...
    • Alameda Point Antiques Faire Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Join 10,000 other flea market shoppers at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire, usually called the Alameda Flea Market.
    • How to Reupholster a Chair Seat Created: Friday, August 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Reupholster the seat a dining style chair to get a lot of change with very little effort or expense. View these step-by-step photos and easy instructions, and then reupholster the seat of your chair.
    • Starlight Six Giant Flea Market Created: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Visit Atlanta's historic Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre for their giant flea market each Saturday and Sunday. One of the last open-air Atlanta flea markets, the atmosphere at the Starlight Six is f...
    • 12 Dos and Don'ts for Shopping Antique Malls Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Though antique malls are much like flea markets, the best ways to shop them are different. Before hunting for treasure at the antique mall, read these dos and don'ts.
    • How to Update Your Space without Buying Anything New Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      You can update your interior without buying anything new -- or used. At most, you might have to spring for some hardware or a bit of paint.
    • Top 10 Flea Markets Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Whether you're decorating your home or adding to a collection, shop the 10 best flea markets in the United States. Attending one of the top 10 flea markets in the United States doesn’t guarantee that you'll find treasure, but it comes close.
    • Nashville Flea Market Created: Friday, February 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Scott Antique Markets – Columbus, Ohio Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.”
    • How to Get the Layered Look Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      If a stark space makes you cringe, you may be well suited for the layered look. Read about six ways to create a layered interior.
    • 8 Ways to Spice Up a Boring Space Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Is your space looking boring and stale? Spice it up with these eight easy ways to add character.
    • 11 Tips for Mixing Wood Finishes Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Matching is a dirty word in the home design industry, and buying a matching set of wood furniture is a particularly heinous offense. Read about 11 tips for mixing wood finishes.
    • 6 Types of Tables to Use as Nightstands Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      It doesn't have to be a real bedside table to look good beside the bed. When decorating your bedroom, consider these sixtypes of tables to use as nightstands.
    • 8 Alternative Nightstand Ideas Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Before you buy a bedside table, consider an alternative to a conventional nightstand. From an antique secretary to a stack of big books, read about eight alternative nightstand ideas.
    • 4 Ways to Repurpose China Cabinets Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Instead of buying a new storage or display piece, repurpose an antique or vintage china cabinet. The cost is less and the look is better. Learn about four good ways to use an old china cabinet.
    • 10 Flea Market Finds to Use as Headboards Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      If your furniture budget is limited, you can turn these 10 flea market finds into inexpensive ideas. Like so many creative, budget-friendly solutions, you may not want to turn loose once you can afford the furniture store bed.
    • How to Repurpose Flea Market Furniture Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      You don't have to use flea market furniture as the original manufacturer intended. Instead, you might repurpose an old lab table as a kitchen island. Or, turn a china cabinet into a bookshelf. Here are some great ways to repurpose flea market furniture.
    • 6 Ways to Use an Old Rolling Cart Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Ever spot an old rolling cart at a flea market or thrift store? They're fairly easy to find and usually pretty cheap -- which makes them ideal for repurposing in your home.
    • Decorative Storage with Flea Market Finds Created: Friday, September 30, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Before you start tossing your treasures or shopping the home-storage aisle at the department store, consider using flea market finds as decorative storage. In addition to spending less, you can turn practical storage into an attractive display.
    • 10 Easy Spring Decorating Ideas Created: Friday, March 29, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Freshen up your home for the season with these easy spring decorating ideas.
    • DIY Furniture Made from Yard Sale and Flea Market Finds Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      When both your home and your pocketbook are empty, it's time to consider some of these DIY furniture ideas.
    • Decorating with Fabric Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      No matter what your favored decorating style, decorate with fabric to add color and pattern to your home.
    • Walnut Antique Show in Iowa Created: Thursday, March 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Each Father's Day weekend, 300 antique dealers from all over the country set up shop in historic Walnut, Iowa for the annual Walnut Antique Show. Join the 50,000 yearly shoppers for the festive street-fair atmosphere and turn-of-the-century, small town charm.

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