Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Sketchy} Flea Finds!

I am not a flea market junkie, I swear! But my haul from this last weekend begs to differ ;) I went to not one, but two flea markets (junkie denial seems even more weak now, yes?) and totally scored!

I have been trying to find a desk chair for my slowly-coming-together office and was debating on whether to go modern or vintage. The zig-zag rug (post on that here) is modern, but I am refinishing an antique door from the 1920's to use as the table top for my desk, so the room is a mix of modern and vintage. My debate on which direction to go with the chair was settled when I found this chair waiting for me at the flea market:
 And with a price tag of only $6, I had to take it home with me! (You can see a little bit of the antique door in the background. Hopefully I get it refinished this century!) I think I can incorporate more modern touches with the other furniture and textiles to create a good sense of balance... 

I also found:
I also got these candlesticks for $2. I can't wait to have a variety of silver and crystal holders for tapers and tealights to make a variety of fun arrangements, and these are a great start to my collection.

 And last but not least, I found this cool work on canvas that is sketchy-- in a good way. The frame is a little junky and it needs a light cleaning, but I love this painting, and at $3, the decision to purchase wasn't much of a decision!

Close-up of the vague, sketchy lines.

So I spent $11 total and got a chair, candlesticks and a painting...maybe I am a flea market junkie! That is all for this week, which my garage is happy about because it would like to store cars instead of furniture projects one of these days.... Any design suggestions for the office?

It's almost Friday-- hang in there, everyone!!!


  1. I LOVE that gorgeous wooden chair!
    xo Josie

  2. Love, love and love! Nice work and only $11!! Can't wait to see them in action.

  3. You are amazing!!! I totally adore your finds and that chair is beautiful. Have a great Friday, sunshine. Muah

  4. I am so jealous! I don't think there are flea markets here...