by Woman's Day Staff
From Cheap to Chic
With some fabric, paint and a little TLC, contributing style editor Eddie Ross freshened up furniture that he found at a twice-annual rummage sale in Somerset Hills, New Jersey, benefiting the Visiting Nurse Association. And following our how-to guides, you can do it, too! To find a sale near you, search the Flea Finder at FleaMarkets.com, and then flip through the slideshow to steal a few of Ross's renovation tricks.
A bench with great legs gets modernized with wood stain (we used Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut from Minwax), a super chic fabric (we used Corn Yellow Zig Zag Stripes on Cotton Fabric from HancockFabrics.com) and trim (we used Premium Broadcloth in Solid Black from Fabric.com).
Smart new feet (they're flat-front drawer knobs!) and a sleek shade (we used a 12"-tall shade for this 20"-tall base) add vintage flair to a basic table lamp.
A worn-out Federal-style mirror goes from prim to playful with a little spray primer (we used Design Master from Michaels) and polka-dot print wallpaper (we used Ashford House Wire Dots from Yorkwall.com).
Contributor Eddie Ross has appeared on Bravo's Top Design. He chronicles his decorating and entertaining projects on his blog, EddieRoss.com.
Photo: © courtesy of Eddie Ross
Article originally appeared on WomansDay.com.
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