- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Meredith Books (March 1 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0696208822
- ISBN-13: 978-0696208829
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #513,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Flea Market Decorating: Creating Style with Vintage Finds Hardcover – Mar 1 2000
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This is an excellent introduction to the hunting of old objects and the incorporation of those discoveries into a home. It is not, as the editors are quick to point out, a guide to cashing in on the next hot collectible; instead, it is filled with information about the how-tos of antiquing, eight examples of decor, room-by-room ideas, and notes about restoration. Pictures tell the stories well; an architect-collector talks about repurposing objects, exemplifying his philosophy by transforming antique faucet handles into towel holders. Every scrap of data is valuable, whether it's almost the technique of paste wax application to decorations or about purchasing old objects. Great for the just plain curious and the novice; a good refresher for the initiated. Barbara Jacobs
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This book has nothing new to offer. And I do not see the attraction of using a hospital gurney for a bathroom vanity or stacking your towels on a rusty old garden chair. Actually, that is disgusting.
Yes, the photography is wonderful. But I've seen much better information ...
Save your money, or at least check it out a bookstore first.
I found the "how to" section on cleaning, fixing, and caring for thrift items very helpful. I fully enjoyed going through the 8 or so homes that they took us through and I found it refreshing that a bunch of them were quite small (what I can afford) and NOT CLUTTERED with junk. Instead, they cleverly and neatly displayed collections and really didn't pack the houses with too much STUFF.
Not every room was my style, of course, (one can never expect that) but I recommend this book to people who like to create an attractive and interesting home with neat old stuff. Especially for do-it-yourselfers.
I'm not a big reader, but I read this book cover to cover in a short amount of time and I keep going back to it for inspiration!
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