Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Recently, I've been spending time with a great friend who is well versed in flea markets and DIY projects.  Our newest addiction is the flea market in Fairlea, WV.  They have vendors every Tuesday and Saturday and it's only about 5 minutes from Lewisburg.  I can't promise that you will find great stuff every time, but it's always fun to walk around.  Together,  I'm sure we have spent too much money on random things, but we have also found some amazing pieces!  My newest find... An old door that will soon be my new headboard.  Words cannot express the happiness of finding the door last week.  I've been on the hunt for over a year now, but every one I've found was at least $100 or more... which doesn't exactly fit into our medical school budget.  However; with a little perseverance, I was able to find this amazing door for only $20!  We spent the weekend sanding and moisturizing the old door with linseed oil.  Next, I'll attempt to turn it into a gorgeous master bedroom headboard.  I'll keep you updated as the project moves along.  Let's hope for the best!

Unfortunately, I forgot to take the before picture before starting.... So the before picture is the back side of the door (which I haven't finished yet).

Here's the progress...


After (Somewhat finished)

A little picture to help you imagine it as a headboard...