Stairwell Shelves (Part 1)

This weekend a thought crossed our mind on what we could do to take advantage of a space we have in our stairs heading down to the family room. The before and (hopeful) after It’s a kind of odd opening, but since we recently tackled the stairs in another all in DIY (we’ll post that…

Our plan for a Plant Stand

Our hunt for the cheap and charming continues and on this particular Sunday we were looking for something to rest our plants on, by the window of our office, turned, game room turned music room. When we head out to look for something specific, we try to take notes at home, measuring the spaces we…

Mirror Treasure

On the day we found this mirror, Anne and I weren’t in search of anything in particular. We were simply there more for a morning out together. We’d walked the familiar rows of the flea market, taking our usual pattern and pausing at the occasional item, when we came across this, at the tail end…

Chair Restoration and Repair

These old Windsor chairs go back to over 35 years. They were given to us as hand-me-downs from Anne’s father from their time in Chicago when they first came to America from France. The four chairs were chipped, uneven and had definitely seen better days. I really liked the idea of bringing them back to…

Dresser Refresher

This dresser had definitely seen better days. Finding it marked our first try at flips and restorations. We were determined to build ourselves a wine rack and had searched the flea market for a couple of weeks now in the hopes of finding something suitable. We picked this up for $40 from one of the…

Fire Extinguisher Flip

This old fire extinguisher brought back memories of elementary school and seeing these big copper and brass behemoths hanging in hallways and class rooms. So when we saw one at the flea market we really wanted to do something with it. The price seemed right and while we didn’t know what we wanted to do…

Garden Bench Restoration

We came across this worn and weathered garden bench at a vendor at the Elephant’s Trunk flea market for $80. It was a heavy piece with sides and back made of solid wrought iron. We’d just finished more work on a garden, turned larger garden, turned seating area, under under a massive pine in our…