34 Flea Market Finds Turned Playful Decor

One person's junk is another person's eye-catching bedside table.

All it takes is a little imagination to turn that budget-friendly thrift store find into an eye-catching piece.
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David Tsay
Metal Desk Turned Kitchen Island
A wood and metal military desk — a flea market find — now functions as a prep island in this .
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Max Kim-Bee
Shutter Dining Table
The dining table in this is a true showstopper thanks to its upcycled circa 1800s corbels and blue shutters. Topped with a sheet of glass (cut with smooth, rounded edges), the sturdy combo anchors the eating area with memorable, one-of-a-kind style.
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Helen Norman
Vintage Ladder Storage
This rough-hewn ladder was once used at an apple orchard but now offers up a quaint spot to store extra blankets in this 's nursery.
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sitting room
Max Kim-Bee
Lamp Shade Coffee Table
Two sturdy lamp shades plus salvaged butcher block add up to one stylish, minimalist coffee table in the living room of this .
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David Tsay
Toy Car Light Fixture
The owner of this converted a vintage blue toy car into a playful light fixture to hang over her sons' desk.
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rustic bedroom
Christopher Baker
Washtub Side Table
Turned upside down, an old metal washtub functions as a nightstand in this .
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living room
Victoria Pearson
Kerosene Canister Lamps
The owner of this turned painted kerosene canisters, scored on , into lamps for her end tables.
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Helen Norman
Purse Handle Towel Rings
The DIY towel rings in this 's bathroom were originally bamboo purse handles.
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guest bathroom
Victoria Pearson
Vintage Table Washstand
With the help of a marble top and a sink set, a weathered flea market table became a washstand in this 's bathroom.
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guest bedroom
Philip Ficks
Tea Towel Shams
The owner of this sewed her own bed shams from Swedish tea towels.
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Floor Runner Shades
The black-and-white Roman shades in this Connecticut farmhouse are actually black-and-white 30" x 60" floor runners hung from nails and strung up with upholstery twine.
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sitting area
Alec Hemer
Crab Trap Table
A crab trap functions as a side table in this .
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Victoria Pearson
Grain Sacks
No sewing necessary: The owner of this slipped throw pillows into European linen grain sacks, then folded over the extra cloth to create country-style bed shams.
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Alec Hemer
Repurposed Butter Churn
Who knew a trash can could be so handsome? In this , an antique butter churn serves as a garbage receptacle. Bonus: Designer Kevin Scanlon crafted the pendant lamps out of crab baskets, rope, and burlap.
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Victoria Pearson
Tractor Grill
A cute, country idea for the : Use a vintage tractor grill instead of a traditional tree skirt.
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Alec Hemer
Repurposed Columns
Cast-off columns were repurposed as floor lamps on the screened-in porch of .
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master bedroom
Max Kim-Bee
Tablecloth Coverlet
Turn a pretty linen tablecloth into a coverlet, as seen in this .
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dining room
Max Kim-Bee
Canvas Bag Upholstery
Old canvas bags bring character to brand-new chairs in the dining room of this
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kitchen cabinets
Victoria Pearson
Office Supplies
Originally used to corral paperwork, a vintage metal inbox/outbox now keeps produce and bread organized.
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texas ranch
Victoria Pearson
Bread Box Containers
Vintage breadboxes provide sneaky storage for table linens on an overhead ledge in the dining nook of this home.
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guest bedroom
Max Kim-Bee
Electrical Pipes
The industrial-looking curtain rods surrounding the guest bed in this are actually made from old electrical piping.
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Max Kim-Bee
Pouch Organizer
Use an old pouch from an army surplus store to conceal TV remotes, as seen to the right of the tabletop bust in this home.
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Alec Hemer
Antler Hat Racks
Mounted antlers function as an extra place to hang hats in this .
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anchor away
Max Kim-Bee
Nautical Flags
Vintage nautical flags function as clever curtains in this .
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Brian Woodcock
Handkerchief Curtain
Not sure what to do with a collection of vintage handkerchiefs? Sew them together to create an eclectic-looking and colorful curtain.
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Victoria Pearson
Rustic Bath Shelf
Repurpose a basic wood plank as a rustic bath shelf, as seen in the bathroom of this .
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cabin decorating
Bjorn Wallander
Hard-Working Tools
Hung on a wall in this , wooden foundry molds double as striking art.
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old world charm
Alec Hemer
Window Frame Mirror
With the addition of custom-cut mirrors, a cast-off window frame becomes an impressive full-length looking glass in this .
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modern cabin bedroom
John Gruen
Barn Doors
Sliding barn doors free up floor space in the small bedroom of this .
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newspaper boxes
Victoria Pearson
Old Maps and Newspapers
The owner of this covered cardboard boxes — which hold arts-and-crafts supplies — in old French maps and newspapers for a more eye-catching storage option.
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