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2011-08-17

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10 Inspiring Ideas to Fuse Flea Market Finds Into Your Home
In the book ‘Found, Free & Flea’ author Tereasa Surratt offers simple and affordable ways to achieve a rustic, chic d├ęcor 
CUSTIMIZE YOUR COFFEE TABLE BOOKS: Jolt your creativity and refine your eye by dabbling with Surratt’s take on traditional scrapbooking. She terms her more customized approach “evolved journaling.” Here you use old magazines, books, cards, photographs and paperwork. She suggests that you “start with an antique unused photo album and fill each page with mini installations using only vintage ephemera. The final result is a beautiful antique collection of objects to be found nowhere else.”




AN APOTHECARY IN THE CABINET- In her bathroom medicine cabinet, Surratt repurposed vintage containers like whiskey bottles, medicine jars and cosmetic tins to hold Q-tips, cotton balls and cleaners.
 


REPURPOSE SPIGOT HANDLE AS HOOKS: Surratt suggests finding spigot handles in an assortment of colors. After drilling holes in the wall, she suggests you “’sleeve’ the screw with a common hardware store spring to act as a spacer.” Then screw into the wall and secure back with a bolt and spacer.

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