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                                              + hardcover book with full color cover.

                                     + Shows how to restore, revive and reuse vintage finds.

      Product Description-Flea Market Makeovers: 25 Projects for
                     Fabulous Home Furnishings
 The eclectic look is home decor's hottest trend, but flea market shopping has become a national obsession, making it difficult to
  find real bargains. BJ Berti reveals how easy it is to get the look for less by giving new life to inexpensive castoffs and finding
unusual ways to make the most out of ordinary pieces. A flea market veteran, BJ is a pro at reimagining the wobbly end table as
 a vehicle for vibrant color and seeing beyond a coating of ugly paint or covering of faded fabric. In Flea Market Makeovers, she
reveals secrets for spotting diamonds in the rough at local flea markets, neighborhood garage sales, and vintage furniture stores
     and shows how to gauge the potential of the curbside castoff. Through twenty-five projects and a special section of basic
 techniques, BJ explains how a little loving care and a touch of elbow grease can transform the most forlorn-looking pieces into
 charming additions for all rooms of the home. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow her philosophy of restore, revive,
 and reuse. Why overlook a piece just because it has loose joints or a shaky leg? Minor fixes are easy to accomplish with a little
 craft know-how, and sometimes just a rigorous cleaning is all that's needed to unveil a prize find. BJ carefully describes how to
   strip away layers of paint, smooth nicks and dents, and replace old stuffing and fabric. She also illustrates how simple it is to
  revive a piece by adding a painted pattern, some beveled mirror pieces, or a carved wooden molding. For example, a simple
        folding card table looks entirely different after BJ replaces its dull floral tabletop with new painted canvas. Finally, BJ
    demonstrates how to successfully reuse pieces with unexpected placement. For example, a bookcase with fresh detailing
 stands out as smart storage for a dining room, and a panel from an old upright piano makes waves as a headboard over a bed.
With projects that range from a new lamp to brighten a corner of a living room to a mirrored panel for sectioning off a study, Flea
 Market Makeovers balances the best of crafting with extremely chic results for every room of the home. Flea Market Makeovers
                                  makes it easy to spot the hidden gems with the acumen of a pro.

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Customer Reviews:
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful Just Do It!, September 11, 2000 By Beverly Hirsch (St. Augustine, Florida)
This review is from: Flea Market Makeovers: 25 Projects for Fabulous Home Furnishings (Hardcover) Flea-market junkies--
here's help with fixing up the stuff you just HAD to have and now wonder how on earth you're going to do it. The 25 projects
outlined in this wonderful how-to book are just the beginning. Use them as "jumping off" lessons in repairing and refurbishing the
worn, but good stuff you have sitting in your garage waiting for your loving attention. Large, clear photos and step-by-step
instructions make for easy understanding of each project. I've used it and I treasure it, it's a jewel!
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful

Not bad but not my taste, August 8, 2001 By "ilwitchgrrl"
This review is from: Flea Market Makeovers: 25 Projects for Fabulous Home Furnishings (Hardcover) I suppose I should start by
specifying that I am not a flea market junkie, though I have been known to haunt garage sales and search for bargains that I
could transform into something fun and wonderful for my home. This book does have a wide variety of projects in it, and the
directions and materials needed for each project are laid out neatly and expertly. If you can follow directions, you should be able
to accomplish most or all of the projects in this book.That said, I was not attracted to the majority of the projects in here. You
can, of course, customize each project to fit your home, and yes there are some decent tips in here as far as doing general
fixer-upper jobs on old flea market finds...but in general the projects in this book appeared flashy, trendy, and too frilly for my
tastes. I can flip through this book and my mind writes it off as 'just another fru-fru craft book', which I have an inordinately large
pile of. :) If you LIKE fru-fru craft books this would be a...

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful

Refinish Those Flea Market Finds, May 17, 2005 By Ouija (Las Vegas, NV USA)
  This review is from: Flea Market Makeovers: 25 Projects for Fabulous Home Furnishings (Hardcover) This book provides a
variety of step-by-step instructions, ideas and tips for refinishing bargain items you might find at a flea market, yard sale,
Goodwill or even in your own garage. There are 25 projects in all, ranging from lampshades to shelves.While some of the
projects are a bit eclectic and might not be for everyone, you can still adapt the concept and steps to create something unique
that suits your own taste. For example, you could follow the directions for rewiring an old lamp using the base of your choice, not
necessary the pressed glass that the author uses.The book includes excellent color photos and simple directions for each
project. There are chapters on lamps/shades, chairs, tables and beds, storing/organizing (bookcase, Mission-style coat rack,
metal storage bin) and odds & ends (picture frame, folding screen room divider, etc.), so there's something for the curious as
well as the more ambitious.If you enjoy watching home...

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