Category Archives: Flea Market Finds

Where Do You Find Brass Chandeliers????

Painted Brass Chandelier Shabby Chic Chandelier

Let’s talk chandeliers. With all the DIYers out there, and designers not afraid to use a pop of color in any space, it’s not surprise we’re seeing more and more demand for painted chandeliers in our Etsy shop. I’ve had a ton of comments and messages over the year asking me where I find my brass chandeliers, either new or old, to give a facelift.

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Modern Vintage Chandelier

Modern Vintage Chandelier

I love anything with a modern vintage feel, and I think this chandy fits the bill. It’s pretty simple, a black wire outside with a single white glass textured globe on the inside, but I love it. I found this little gem for $60 on our Valentine’s Day getaway to the Georgia mountains. (Yes I drag my sweet husband flea market shopping every time we travel)….keep on reading for the before and after shots, and how we transformed this vintage swag light into a funky chandelier.
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Vintage Turquoise Kitchen 2

Vintage Turquoise Kitchen

Vintage Turquoise Kitchen

I have a slight obsession with anything vintage and turquoise and get even more excited when I find a collection of vintage kitchen items that are turquosie too! I recently traveled from Alabama, down to Jacksonille, FL and back again, and had the luxury of stopping to explore thrift shops and antique malls all along the way. If you want to check out some of my previous finds check out this post.  Here’s a little collection of vintage turquoise kitchen items from my most recent trip! What’s your favorite find?



Handmade Gifts

Handmade Christmas Gift

Pedestal Bowl

Gift giving doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and yes, you can make a handmade gift from the heart that doesn’t take hours on end to complete. Here’s a tutorial for a handmade pedestal bowl, which is going to be given to my sweet grandmother for Christmas this year!

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Peppermint Ball Topiary Tutorial

Peppermint Christmas Decorations

Peppermint Christmas Decorations

Here at Simply Salvage we’re always looking for ways to decorate without spending a ton of money. If there’s an excuse to get out the hot glue gun or spray paint…then that’s an added bonus! Here’s how I put together this little display for for $8, and a tutorial for how you can too!

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Vintage Turquoise Kitchen

Vintage Turquoise Club Pots

Vintage Turquoise Club Pots

So I don’t have any new crafts to share today, but I thought I’d show my score from flea markets and thrift stores this past week. I got a LOT of vintage items, but I thought I’d feature my favorite little group of vintage turquoise kitchen items. These guys are just so charming, and I would love to have them as a part of my kitchen decor…

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Printer’s Drawer Jewelry Display Tutorial

Printer's Drawer Upcycle

I’ve been on the lookout for a printer drawer to do this project. There are plenty on E-bay, but with inflated costs and shipping to boot, I wanted a little cheaper option to get this done. On a flea Market Saturday with my Mom in Jacksonville I came across a bunch of salvaged printer’s drawers marked $20 each. With a little wheeling and dealing I took home this little beauty for $15. Not too bad…

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Vintage Luggage Love

Flea Market Finds

Vintage Purple Suitcase

Purple Explosion Interior

So as my fiance and I were headed back to Alabama from Florida on a Sunday afternoon at 4:45PM I spot a flea market I’ve never seen before off of I-10. Luckily, and with a little bribery, we pull off the interstate to see what we can find in the last 15 minutes before the flea markets close for the weekend…and that is when we stumbled across this little jewel way on the back row tucked under a table…

 

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