A simple coat of paint made this kitchen cabinet look new and modern.
It's All in the Details
How can you tell if your piece is really an antique? Furniture guru Mark DeVito says if it was made before electricity, then it's an antique, and imperfections often mean handmade.
Paint Like a Pro
Spray paint, block aging, a paint gun and mercury glass transformed this bookshelf from old to new.
Reuse Abandoned Picture Frames
Picture frames are dirt-cheap at yard sales, estate sales and flea markets. Pick up a few in different sizes and shapes to create an eclectic gallery wall.
Locker Room and Bench in One
The locker itself would have been great for a mudroom or in the garage, but Lara went a step further by adding a seat cushion. Now, this piece serves double duty as storage and seating.
Create a Multi-Drawer Desk With Old Library Catalogs
When it comes to a functional, organized desk, the more drawers, the better. Lara found a plain table and some old library card catalogs and combined them to create this cool, multi-drawer desk.
Tea Time to Party Time
This rolling cart used to hold tea and afternoon treats, but Lara repurposed it as a bar cart. Plenty of shelving accommodates glasses and liquor, and the wheels make it easy to move from room to room.
Proof once again that anything can be transformed into a light fixture. Most people see a birdcage and rusty floor lamp base, but Lara saw an eclectic floor lamp (and conversation piece!).
Shabby Ship to Chic Ship
A captain's desk from a ship becomes a shabby chic writing desk thanks to a paint job and new drawer knobs.
Check out this nightstand flip from Flea Market Flips.
Window to Wall Coat
Hang coats, purses or reusable bags on this arched window turned into a wall coat tree. Personalize it by painting your house number on the glass, like Lara did here.
Code of Conduct
Unspoken rules of bargaining include if you break it, you buy it, and if you let go of something, it's fair game for another shopper. Also, don't ask for half price immediately, be open to negotiation. And remember, niceness goes a long way.
Fresh and Funky
These patio chairs got a fresh makeover with new paint and funky fabric.
Mid-Century Modern Chairs, Classic, Minimalistic
Mid-century modern furniture like these chairs has a classic, minimalist look. Lara brought them up-to-date twith funky fabric and bright red paint.
Trunk Side Table, Vintage Table with Light
This old trunk may look worse for the wear, but Lara saw a diamond in the rough. She added a light feature along with an antique coffin handle to make a unique side table with storage.
Slow and Steady
David offers the following advice for fixing up antiques: Hide imperfections with paint or fabric, add heavy-duty hardware and take it slowly.
Rustic Buffet Table
An animal trough works perfectly as a buffet table when topped with glass and given legs.
Before and After: Painted and Printed
Paint and printed fabric brought this outdated and worn antique chair back to life.