Flea Market Flips Blowout

HGTV Magazine turns castoffs into pretty pieces you’ll love and actually use. Here are the before-and-afters and links to the simple how-tos.
By: Jodi Kahn
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Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Photo By: Marko Metzinger

Pep Up a Dingy Chair

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Fabric: Tribeca cotton canvas, $50 per yard, caitlinwilsontextiles.com; Paint: Cactus Flower by Benjamin Moore

Sweeten Up a Stodgy Secretary Desk

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Fretwork: For a similar look, try myoverlays.com; Hardware: (main drawers) Swan-Neck 2 1/2" brass bail pulls with ringed round rosettes, $8.50 each; (door) Oval 1 1/4" cast-brass knob, $6.50; and (small drawers) Tiny brass cabinet knobs, $2 each, all in unlacquered brass finish, houseofantiquehardware.com; Paint: Hint of Cherry and Sandstone Gray, both by Valspar

Turn Seed Packet Designs Into Pillows

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. A seamstress can also complete the sewing portion of this project. Fabric: Custom, from $17.50 per yard, spoonflower.com; Pillow inserts: 20" x 20" synthetic pillow inserts, $18 each, potterybarn.com

Give a Table a Graphic Top

Click here for the step-by-step instructions.  Wallpaper: Geometry Robin’s Egg wallpaper, $60 per single roll, spoonflower.com; Paint: Cooled Blue by Sherwin-Williams

Revitalize a Sleepy Headboard

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Fabric: Sarawak in tutti-frutti by Villa Nova, $98 per yard, Lillian August Furnishings + Design, 203-847-1596 (x2204) for buying info; Paint: Cappuccino White by Glidden

Add Racing Stripes to Nesting Tables

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Paint: Greek Blue, Provence, Louis Blue, and Pure, all Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

Update a Boring Buffet

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Knobs: Classic square knobs in polished brass, $21 each, signaturethings.com; Paint: Gig’s Grey, Cerise Delight, Starless Night, Sunblest, Poppy, Bouclé, Serpentine, and Pro White, all by Pratt & Lambert

Brighten a Chandelier

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Socket covers: Westinghouse 4"-tall plastic candelabra-base candle socket covers, $3.50 for a set of 2, homedepot.com; Shades Custom Giclee clip-on shades, $70 fora set of 6, lampsplus.com; Paint: Gloss Apple Red by Rust-Oleum

Colorblock a Claw-Foot Tub

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Paint: Cook’s Blue, Blue Ground, and All White, all by Farrow & Ball

Stripe a Dresser

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Pulls: Classic Hardware Bosetti Marella 5.03" drop pulls in polished brass, $15 each, homedepot.com; Paint: La Fonda Fireberry, Bridle Leather Brown, Very Berry, Ultra Orange, Smoked Oyster, and Golden Butter, all by Valspar

Reinvent an Old Lamp

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Shade: Threshold straight drum large lampshade in Campanula white, $25, target.com; Napkins: Caspari coral trellis luncheon napkins, $6 for a set of 20, paperstyle.com; Paint: Pumpkin Orange by Krylon

Bring a Battered Desk Back to Life

Click here for the step-by-step instructions. Tape: Washi tape in asahanada, rose pink, himawari, ninjin, mizu, wakamidori, tamago, baby blue, and wine, $4 per roll, mt-tape.us; Paint: Cay by Sherwin-Williams