Flippin’ Fabulous Flea Market Finds!

Who doesn’t love studying the before and after of a great upcycle?

One episode of Flea Market Flip on HGTV, is enough to make you jump in the car and head over to Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market to find a fabulous flip of your own! 

This sprawling mall at 130 E. Spaulding St., is only six miles from Colliers Hill and will set you on a treasure hunt through vintage knick-knacks and garage store goodies for all kinds of flea market-flippin’ pleasure!

Dresser Makeovers

You’ll see plenty of possibilities for transformation, like a $20 dresser that can stay ordinary, or like a chrysalis become something completely different — like a cozy bench with built-in storage. Check out Home Talk’s secret reveals here – can you tell the “feet” are the same, just painted a contrasting color? 

Homestratosphere offers 13 upcycled ideas for a dresser-to-desk, dresser-to-shelving, dresser-to-kitchen-island, and dresser drawers reimagined as floating wall shelves. Another (great!) idea for dresser drawers is bedroom storage from the handy Two it Yourself. Look at this – the perfect place to store shammed pillows at the foot of your bed! 

Sometimes all a vintage piece of furniture needs to give it new life is a coat of paint. Or for something more eye-popping, Salvaged Inspirations’ ombre paint effect or Mandala stencils! You pick.

Signs and Vintage Stuff

Some reclaimed items, like the rusty hay bale hooks and grain/feed scoops that Larissa at Prodigal Pieces finds, fit her farmhouse to a proverbial T, but might not work in a contemporary setting. That’s not the case with these weathered antique signs that can mesh with a variety of decorating styles as a gallery wall above a couch. Also from Better Homes and Gardens, memorabilia above a bed can add a vintage vibe next to modern throw pillows without surrendering the fresh, up-to-date look. 

And while this repurposed door with chalkboard paint is now a welcome sign outdoors, the same idea could be used indoors with a different artsy message. According to BHG, no-fail flea market finds include interesting silhouettes for end tables like suitcases, urns, crates or sewing machine bases. And keep an eye out for antique silver as you scour the flea markets and estate sales. You can find gorgeous cast-offs that need a new home to glam up your dining room table!

Mixing Vintage into New Colliers Hill Homes!

The style personalities of homeowners in master-planned community of Colliers Hill run the gamut of modern, country chic, industrial, contemporary and vintage. And like the personalities, the home designs from Meritage Homes, Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes offer something for everyone. Stop by the builders’ sales offices to tour the 12 spectacular models and view more ranch or two-story designs, priced from the upper $300s to the $600s.