Furniture Refinishing: Flea Market Tips

There are lots of treasures to be found in flea markets all over the country, but finding a piece of furniture that is ideal for refinishing takes a specially trained eye. Walk along with Barb Blair of Knack Studios as she peruses the stalls at the Pickens Flea Market in South Carolina. Learn how to look for pieces of furniture that will be a breeze to refinish, and how to identify the pieces that will take more time and effort than they’re worth. Best of all, you’ll learn how to use your imagination on the fly, envisioning how you might transform a piece of furniture and where it will fit into your home.

Furniture Refinishing: Flea Market Tips

Barb Blair is an artist, author, creative mover and shaker and founder of Knack Studios in South Carolina. Barb’s book, Furniture Makeovers, is a step by step guide to creating your very own furniture masterpieces and is packed full of tips, tricks, and inspiration.

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  1. I LOVED this video with Barb – thanks!

  2. Thanks for the great video,, it’s been very helpful in sifting through used furniture! You can save a lot picking up a few pieces at the flea market and you can turn it exactly into what you want it to be. A lot of old furniture is really sturdy, too! You can find some real gems.

  3. My favorite pastime is flea marketing shopping. I purchased an iron patio table and chairs at one in NC. Sprayed iron white and upholstered chair cushions in bold white/red fabric. It sits in center of my craft room.

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