This weekend we visited the Nashville Flea Market. If you’ve never been, it is quite an experience. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do some walking. The flea market is like Mecca for the home decorator. You can find anything and everything there if you have an eye for hidden treasures. We found hidden treasure when we stumbled upon Been there, Redone that. This booth was full of vintage furniture and decorative accents that have been refinished, repainted or remade. Each piece is unique. No two are alike.
The owner/designers, Kristi Rector and Suzanne Murphy are two fabulous women with an eye for shabby chic design who are passionate about what they do. Kristi finds their pieces at garage sales, antique stores, and estate sales. They even find things at the Flea Market. When she looks for a piece, she makes sure the structural integrity is sound. All pieces are painted, some with a multi-step finish like this side table.
The thing that makes their pieces special is the type of paint they use. Annie Sloan’s chalk paint is truly something special. It adheres to virtually everything, does not require priming and mixes beautifully to create limitless color options. The finishing waxes seal the paint and add durability as well as distressing options. The paint can be purchased at C’Est Moi in Brentwood.
Upholstery is purchased from places like Fabric House, Fabric Gallery, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby. We love this vintage yellow dining chair that has been updated with an on trend graphic grey chevron print.
What about this beautiful sideboard? There is such attention to detail with french blue accent paint inside the drawers and on the front moldings.
Suz created this unique bench out of two kitchen chairs. This would look nice at the foot of the bed.
If you have the opportunity to stop by the Flea Market be sure to shop Been There, Redone That. You never know, you might go home with hidden treasure!