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Leah French

Updated Articles and Resources

By Leah French

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Alameda Point Antiques Faire Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Join 10,000 other flea market shoppers at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire, usually called the Alameda Flea Market.
    • How to Clean Copper Created: Saturday, January 02, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Don't pass on copper cookware or decorations just because of a little tarnish. Instead, learn how to clean copper without using chemicals.
    • Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market Created: Monday, September 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Visit the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market in Springfield, Ohio for fine antiques, funky flea market finds, and lots of fabulous food. The flea market features up to 2500 sellers each mon...
    • Homemade Furniture Wax Recipe Created: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A simple, homemade recipe and guide for making and applying your own non-toxic wood furniture wax.
    • How to Make Welt Cord Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Using welt cord, or piping, on your upholstery project gives your piece a finished, professional look. Learn to easily make your own decorative welt cord.
    • 2012 Arizona Flea Markets Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      2012 Arizona flea market directory, with flea markets listed by city." itemprop="description"> Sunday, July 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Shop for bargains and enjoy the scenery at Western Kentucky's Highway 60 Yard Sale. The annual highway yard sale, which began in 2006, includes eight counties and 200 miles along U.S. Highway 60. In addition to yard sale finds, you'll find plenty of booths featuring food, arts, and crafts.
    • Finger Lakes 50 Mile Long Garage Sale in New York – Montezuma to Homer Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Enjoy the charm of upstate New York while you bargain hunt at the annual Finger Lakes 50 Mile Long Garage Sale. Started in 1988, the sale runs along Scenic Byway Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer.
    • Roller Coaster Yard Sale – Kentucky and Tennessee Created: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Spend a leisurely three days driving along the 150-mile twisting path of the Roller Coaster Yard Sale. The annual event, started in 1986 to promote the Cordell Hull Highway, takes place each fall in Kentucky and Tennessee. In addition to scoring plenty of bargains, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking fall foliage of the Highland Rim and Cumberland Mountains.
    • 15 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Wallpaper Created: Friday, December 31, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      You’ll occasionally see exquisite vintage wallpapers at flea markets, estate sales, and antique malls. While you might get lucky and find an entire roll or more, more often that not you&rsquo...
    • 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...
    • 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.

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