Monday, August 04, 2008

Flea Market Finds!

Another blogger shared one of her Crafy Magic projects with us last week and as soon as I saw it, I just knew I had to get in on this fun little makeover myself!

Sunday morning Sparky took me to our local flea market. I specifically wanted to stroll through what I affectionately refer to as the "junky side". You know, the side where people have their unwated items strown out on the ground in the hopes that some wierdo like myself will give them money for at least something! I don't like the side that has all the new sunglasses and tennis shoes and such. I have no use for that kind of stuff, I want junk!!!!

I had one thing in mind for this day, a little old ugly stool. Yep, I have plenty of fabric and a staple gun, I'm on a mission! It didn't take long for me to find my prize and guess what? There were 2! Yes! a matching set, a round one and a square one. I swear they came right out of the 60's. I never have been a good negotiator. The guy wanted $8 for each stool but luckily Sparky was with me and talked him down to $12 for both. What a guy that Sparky, he's my hero!
Anyway, here's what I got...
By the way, I forgot to take a before pic of the round one but I did get the square one.
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It took a while for me to decide which fabric I wanted to use and then I had to decide if I wanted the stools to match. Since nothing else in my house matches, I decided to keep with that theme and re-cover the stools in different fabrics. I put a double layer of quilting batting on top of the original coverings first then added the fabrics and trim. Check 'em out...

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Now I'm on the lookout for some bar stools!

Thanks for the inspiration Dana!

3 comments:

Dana said...

Oh my word!!! You scored big time with the stools and what you did with them are AMAZING!! Great job!! One of my favorite things to do is make something old new again. Or, something that someone thinks is trash to make it a treasure. You definitely did that!

Angie said...

Thanks Dana!!!!!!!!!
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Shala said...

Uh WOW!! Can you come to my house? We have flea markets here and I know that I could find something that you could recover.

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