Resetteling Avendale Flea Market Finds and other Randomness

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meg, Victoria and I went to the Avendale Flea Market on Saturday. It was fabulous. This was the first time I had been but, Christina and Victoria had gone since they were very young. It was a church parking lot with lots of booths and parking spaces rented out. Here is what I got...

I bought this shelf and painted it my favorite shade of chartreuse. I needed something to set my plants close to the window when I brought them in for the winter. I love how everyone is painting rod iron things in bright colors, so I just had to do it too.

This is nothing from the flea market, I cut this picture out of an October issue of Martha Stewart from 2005, she used to do this every month, I know "Real Simple" does this as well I have a few from there. I painted this frame Ivory and designated it for the monthly picture of my choice, I don't have one I like I tuck it away or put some other cute magazine picture in it. It satisfies my need for change.

We made some pumpkins last night from books that we bought at the flea market. I bookmarked the idea on my google reader weeks ago and just got around to doing it. It is much more fun to do with friends. Tip, make sure your books are a little yellowed, they look much better. I got one that was smaller that I thought would be a good height to compliment this but once I got started I saw that the pages were made of a different material and they were very white. Live and Learn.

I am very excited about this one. I am an impatient decorator and sometimes that means hanging things.......without ironing them....Yikes. So, this brand new $80 steamer (I paid $15). I was given one as a wedding gift and exchanged it...oops.

I painted this frame from the dollar store. I painted over the glass part with chalk board paint. I got the idea for having a smaller chalk board with cute little things written on it from here.

also made this little chalk board. I will become my much friendlier version of the "Honey Do" list. I found these metal fabric hoops at the flea market. I need a few more right now it looks a little sparse. I found someone who was cleaning out their fabric scraps, I thought I could just change out the fabrics to reflect the different seasons.

Last but not least is my favorite find. This little tray, actually much larger than it's predecessor, will come in handy for T.V. dinners that are the result of two teachers coming home late and eating chicken fingers and tots. The sides fold down for extra room.


Victoria said...


The tray turned out great painted black!

All your finds worked out well. I can't wait to hear if Mr Joel marks things off the "honey do" list. ;)

Meg said...

Have you written anything on your chalkboard yet? It looks fabulous. You would never know it was a picture originally. You did a really good job. I think your plants are also very pleased with your finds. Now they will get to come inside!

Christina said...

I love your chalkboard. A teacher without chalk????? Kidding! Do teachers even use chalk these days with the invent of the dry-erase board?

It's so much fun to write little fun messages or lists.

Your tray is great painted black. I like the leaves sprinkled on it.

You are very smart to get your projects done right away. I applaud you. It takes me forever because I procrastinate and sometime have more than one idea and don't know which one to do.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

The chalkboard is adorable! I love a simple transformation like great!

Rambling Girl said...

Looks to me you got a lot of great finds! Love the idea of framing a magazine pic...real simple.