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Jun 24, 2014With Summer in full swing; there are parties that need to be planned, vacations to be scheduled, and projects to be completed. How about creating these darling vintage clipboards to keep us a little more on-task and organized?MATERIALS:Read more →
Pen for tracing
Big vintage clips
Slab of thin wood (cut to desired size)
Glue (Gorilla Glue wood glue works wonders)
Oil painting or other inspired art...
May 27, 2014We've all got 'em, right? Those flea market finds we had big plans for. The broken table we thought we'd fix last Summer, the vintage wheels we were gonna turn into a chandelier and the old dresser we meant to refinish for the guest bedroom. Ki Nassauer has a whole trunk full (as you can see in the above photo) and her garage happens to be pretty packed too! Lockers, end tables, old boards and more! Maybe if we all made a pact to finish one project a month, these cool items wouldn't...Read more →
May 19, 2014We know it's not Thursday (#tbt), but here's a throwback blog from when I was creating projects for the Bachman's Ideas House:The Bachman's Ideas House is filled with clever and practical uses for vintage objects - most that can be found easily and purchased for next to nothing. Here's a couple of my favorite projects.In the upstairs bathroom, I repurposed two old wooden hangers as towel bars. By anchoring a scrap piece of dowel to the wall before the hanger was attached with 2 screws,...Read more →
Mar 03, 2014We had this cool vintage lamp that we spray painted white for Taylor's wedding. She used the lamps to display table numbers. (See the newest issue of Flea Market Style magazine Spring 2014 for the wedding story) It's now post-wedding and we've decided to re-purpose the lamp yet again. Taylor needs a lamp on her nightstand in the guest bedroom- but she prefers a more industrial look. We chose to use the Rust-Oleum hammered metal spray paint.We noticed that...Read more →
Feb 17, 2014Vintage salt and pepper shakers can easily be picked up at the flea market. They are inexpensive and come in all sorts of fun shapes! We're going to show you a super cute way to display photos, business cards or place settings using these shakers. Here we go!What you'll need:Vintage salt and pepper shakersSpray paintWireWire cutterThick pen or markerSpray your shakers and...Read more →
Jan 13, 2014Looking to decorate a wall with vintage finds? This project is super quick, easy and quite a conversation piece!What you'll need:6 vintage fencing masks6 handles (they generally come with the screws)drill guntape measurelevelWe had this bare wall in our KI NASSAUER Los Angeles office and wanted to put up decor that represented our style. Enter our vintage fencing masks!...Read more →
Feb 12, 2013
Did you somehow miss the suitcase shelve project in the Flea Market Style magazine Fall/Winter 2011 issue? We highly doubt it, but if so- you're in luck! Here's the skinny on how to re-create Ki Nassauer's suitcase shevles (from her very own living room!) in your home:
You'll need to start with a drab, blank wall like this.
Then, you'll need to grab some super cool hard-sided vintage suitcases like this.
Other materials needed...