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Saturday, May 27, 2017

A look back at Spring 2013 issue of Flea Market Style Magazine Ki Nassauer Elizabeth Ulrich Stacy Sirk Junk Genius


You'll love this vibrant Spring 2013 issue of Flea Market Style. The  cover photo features a colorful home on Long Island that unfortunately fell victim to the "perfect storm" of Hurricane Sandy.  But before that, FMS Cameras got a great look  at the home, and last I heard the homeowners were rebuilding. It's a perfect beachy backdrop for their many found treasures.





 Also featured is a  19th century Chicago home filled with unique finds.

Six pages on vintage items in the garden,



 The English home of the co-author of "Junk Genius", and you'll want to study page 93 for a unique trick of the camera that was only spotted later.
Can you spot Ki's own shoes used as a prop in the photo above?


 Page 110 features 8 pages from 3 homes of 3 neighbors in Mississippi who love to fill their spaces with fun finds, Each home unique. I wish I lived in such a neighborhood.

 Ki's top 10 collectibles, stand the test of time.



As well as a list of reader picked vintage shops around the country.
Can you guess what a Pot-luck chair is, see page 144.
Also in this colorful issue
Are projects for making decorative mobiles from found objects,
 Ki nassauer shares her tips for shopping in the junkyard, 
 
 You'll go fleaing with Elizabeth Ulrich in Tennessee, and
  Get a list of Miles Long Yard sales just in time for summer,

 
 Fun Tote making projects on page 20-21,

 Enjoy some amazing Paint-By-Number projects on page 48-57,
 
And Go on a junking-wine tasting jaunt in Southern California with Ki and her Daughter,

 If you missed it the first time, it's not too late. You can still get this issue and other older issues, as well as current issues on my ordering page here.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Closer look at Flea Market Style Back Issues Still available Winter 2013 featuring Erin & Ben Napier of HGTV Home Town


 If you like the new HGTV show Home town with  Ben  & Erin Napier you'll love the  winter 2013 back issue of Flea Market Style Magazine!  Starting on page 122 there is a 12 page spread with photos of their Mississippi home as well as a compelling interview. 
 You'll love what they have done with their sweet nest.


 I love this little vignette in Erin's home. See the bottom photo for my take on this simple corner.

Also in this issue:

 HGTV's Cari Cucksey, star of Cash & Cari takes us to an Ann Arbor Michigan Flea Market

 Shopping experts share their secrets for shopping  a packed flea market space.

 Tim Luke shares his expertise on Door Knockers

A Behind-the-scenes look at the Junk bonanza in Minnesota.


 Teresa Surrat author of Found, Free & Flea Shares Party Decorating Ideas
 one which graced the cover of this issue.

 Reader tips for the Best Flea Markets around the country

  A sweet Carnival Themed Baby Nursery

  DIY wreaths made with found objects

 A jewelry designer transforms her 1910 fixer-upper with intriguing vintage/industrial style



Hot Pinks and Aqua Blue provide a vibrant backdrop for a Florida Beachy home.


Also in this issue
3 Roommates who love to hunt for junk, share a cool and kitsch house

As well as articles on collecting and projects with:
Vintage Type, Barn Wood, Annie Sloan, Miniatures, Pillow makeovers, Spiffing up old metal, Table games, and Rug Beaters

If you missed it the first time, it's not too late. You can still get this issue and other older issues, as well as current issues on my ordering page here.
 
And here is my take on Erin Napier's sweet corner, Oh and that scarf eerily matches the vintage jacket found on page 56


 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Upcycled, organization with quirky style

Hubby surprised me with this one. He's always interested in these multi drawer metal cabinets when I find them. I picked this one up for him at a recent estate sale. Wish I had a before pic, but I don't .

Anywhoo...He surprised me with it's makeover. Hope you like it.

Here's his process in a nutshell. He need to buy  2 handles from Home Depot and spray paint. He cleaned Cleaned, sanded with scotch bright pads, and painted, and then found some fonts of various inspirational words, printed them and Voila!
I love his color choices.  Good Job Honey!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Did you miss an issue of Flea Market Style. I've got you covered

Available for immediate shipment

Go here to order


Back issues also available, New condition, found in a warehouse, No longer available at stores.
(Note Covers on some may be slightly less than perfect, usually just a slight fold at the corner). Choose from the drop down menu below.

Monday, April 3, 2017

New Leather items to Organize your life

I think I'm obsessed about Leather.  The way it looks, feels and smells. It's a fun material to work with and so I've added a Leather Goods section to my Etsy shop and I'm venturing into making various fun Leather Accessories to list.

If you  know me you know I love to be organized, and these are great to keep your stuff together. 
 

Made of quality leather (I finally found a good supplier), These work great to keep various items like pens, pencils handy and with your journal, planner, Bible, sketch book etc. Leather wraps around cover and/or several pages, can be used inside as a place marker or outside as a holder. And looks great at the same time.  Just $19-$25 depending on which style you want.

Color and Hardware choices


Below is the one I use in my planner.
This is not the first time I've ventured into leather Goods. I've been making and wearing jewelry made from leather for awhile now . You can find some in my Etsy shop in the Leather Goods Section.  I hope to expand into planners and organizers etc. I've got a head full of ideas I just need time to work them all out.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Turn an old leather bag into a backpack without damaging the bag

For this project I used an old Leather Coach Willis Bag, but any bag with top rings will work.
 
My bag was missing it's crossbody strap. With this alteration technique it can be worn as either a crossbody (above) , or a backpack (below).
 
 I attached a jump ring, in a rectangle shape to the bottom of the bag.  You'll need a piece of scrap leather and a rivet.  I got the jump ring from another old bag, Re-purpose as much as you can on this project
 At the bottom I'll have a supplies resource list. 
I inserted the hole needed for the rivet through and between the stitches at the bottom of the bag. The rivet can be removed later if desired, and the bag will return to it's prior condition.  I used an awl to coax the stitches apart just enough to insert the rivet shaft. (you could also use a small screwdriver to coax the stitches apart).
 I used a couple of old belts (again re-purposing)  to make a long strap that can be separated using  head button studs to fit it to the size you desire.  I placed the studs 2" apart on one belt and punched holes 2" apart on the other. 




I attached the straps to the top rings with rivets, this could also be done with the Ball Studs to make it fully detachable.

You'll need some specialized equipment to do this.  Here are links to the items used via
Leather scraps, jump rings, belts, all found or thrifted.

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