Add Some Architecture

Hello friends, it’s my favorite time of year again.

No, not spring, althought that sounds nice, we had FROST on the ground just yesterday.

I’m talking about FLEA MARKET SEASON.

It may be flea market season all year round where you live, and if it is I’m insanely jealous, but here in Ohio we have limited access to other people’s JUNK.

One of my favorite things to shop for at flea markets is ARCHITECTURAL elements for my home.  I live in a fairly new house, built in 2000, and other than a little crown moulding, there’s not much interesting architecture.  I know that some of you live in gorgeous homes built in eras when corbels and fancy mantels were common place, but the rest of us like to add just a few of those elements to our sometimes plain tract house decor.

THAT’S where flea markets come to save the day.  Architectural elements are fairly easy to find, and though some may consider them TRASH, they become instant TREASURES in your home.

Check these out from Better Homes and Gardens

Old mantels are some of my favorite pieces.  Fake yourself a fireplace, or use one as a headboard.

Oh my, what a fabulous way to add texture to a plain bathroom.  That paneling on the tub is just divine.  Love the chippy vanity too, by the way.

Love ceiling medallions?  Old sheet music and a beautifully detailed frame make for a gorgeous ceiling.

Shutters are another fave.  Prop them on your mantel, hang them on the wall and use them to organize small papers.  See?  Architectural salvage can even be practical.

Not a flea marketeer?  Check out your local Habitat Restore, or an architectural salvage store for fabulous finds.

Have a great day everyone, and link up those projects!  Thanks so much to everyone that parties with us every Tuesday.  I visit as many of you as I can, and your creativity astounds me!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday Participants

  1. Clean Mama – Covered Containers
  3. Coral Monogram Display
  4. Wine Glass Shutter Project
  5. Antler Bottle Stoppers
  6. Rush Seat Makeover Tutorial
  7. Dog Sihouettes
  8. Vanity Makeover
  9. Teacher’s gift
  10. A Spindle Lamp Revamp…Jane @ FF
  11. Reinvented Vintage Dress
  12. Bargains
  13. Clay Pot Make over
  14. Ecclectic Entry @ Perfectly Imperfect GIVEAWAY ENDS AT 10
  15. Accidental Art A G-way
  16. Ornate Frame to Bulletin board
  17. Handmade Pincushions Giveaway
  18. use those ‘dust-collecting’ pictures
  19. Super Easy Child’s Apron
  20. Captain Awesome Sign
  21. Loving Yellow @ junkblossoms
  22. CHAIRS! Before & After
  23. PB inspired memo board
  24. Please Knock…
  25. Sunny’ Life in Rehab
  26. Sunny’ Life in Rehab
  27. Yard Sale Season! @ la maison LaFortune
  28. DIY fab ribbon wreath!
  29. Kara (DIY Desk Refinishing)
  30. DIY Antique a Mirror!
  31. Old Window Greenhouse @ Sparta Savings
  32. DIY Grain Sack Bench
  33. Spice Rack @ Airstream Memories
  34. Entry Table makeover
  36. iPod Cosy — VERY CUTE!!
  37. Personal Accessories with Recycled Materials
  38. Straw Wreath Repurpose
  39. Guess The Car Giveaway!!
  40. Labor Of Love @ One Life Many Journeys
  41. DIY Plans:Bistro Table & Stools
  42. Gift of Relaxation @ SWEET CHARLI
  43. numbered crate FREE box find!!!
  44. Chunky Candle Makeover
  45. Mother’s Day Gift
  46. dresser makeover
  47. Patti
  48. The FRAME GAME
  49. Summer Wreath
  50. Organize and Decorate (shutters)
  51. Art Holder
  52. Dresser Before and After
  53. Book Purse
  54. Stamped Little Birdie Shirt
  55. 34 Cent Chic DIY Necklace
  56. Melissa@The Southern Door
  57. Bench Make Over @ Remodelaholic
  58. 2nd Hand Planter @ Rob’s World
  59. DIY Produce Bags @ Rob’s World
  60. Decals on Canvas 61. Kim’s Spring Living Room
  61. $5 Table Make-over @ My Dear Trash
  62. The Answer Is Chocolate
  63. Quickie Coastal Project
  64. Hairbow Tutorial
  65. Fireplace pt 2
  66. Polly
  67. Amazing Chair Face Lift
  68. Goodwill night stand rehab
  69. Picture Perfect Barn Stars
  70. DIY Flowered Party Lights
  71. DIY Cheese Dome
  72. Ribbon Organizer
  73. custom cork board
  74. ampersand pillow $ giveaway!!
  75. Pencil & note holer
  76. shelf makeover!
  77. Denim Fabric Flowers
  78. Zipper Ruffle Pillow @ Love Stitched
  79. ~Posts for Hanging Your Mason Jars~
  80. ENHANCED WASTEBASKET -a little bit of everything
  81. Key Fob Tut
  82. Persnickety Peacock Garden Markers
  83. Sassy ‘Dress Shirt’ @ Potholes and Pantyhose
  84. Onita
  85. Fabric Covered Push Pins
  86. Thrift store tray make over
  87. Insulated lunch bag
  88. $1 Seashell Display Box-Tutorial
  89. Melissa
  90. Melissa (Birdie Makeover)
  91. Fun Canvas Re-do
  92. My $5.00 garage sale find
  93. A Day of Doing Projects
  94. Kitchen Redo: $200 Budget Pt. 4 Painting Trim
  95. Our Guest Room Re-Do @ House of Grace
  96. Metal Plant Markers @ childmade
  97. Cierra
  98. Cake Tray Redo
  99. easy FIRE stand from dollar store
  100. Little Lamp Love @ Meet Virginia!!
  101. Barbie clothes
  102. Salt & Pepper Grinder Reinvented
  103. Cheap crackle finish with Elmer’s glue
  104. Tonya @lovinthemoments
  105. Settee @ la maison LaFortune
  106. corrugated cardboard wall decor
  107. dropcloth drapes
  108. Faux Finish China Cabinet
  109. tatertots & jello {SAUCEPAN BIRDHOUSES}
  110. Trash 2 Treasure- End Table Before & After
  111. Mossy Balls @ the Rouse House
  112. Prettydarncute
  113. big diy S and A from cardboard
  114. kids gathered shirt tutorial
  115. glass cake stand tutorial
  116. ruffled shirt tutorial
  117. Tomato Cage Mirror
  118. Laurie Downey

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