Flea Market Flip

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Have you seen the new HGTV series Flea Market Flip?  It’s quite addicting and it really gets me motivated to go out and get some deals and transform them into beautiful unique pieces for my condo.  So just when I start thinking which flea market I should go check out, my husband shows me my pile of crafts from Michaels that I was supposed to turn into decorative pieces that is just taking up space in our closet. That’s when I remember, oh yea, I’m not that artistic.  As much as I would like to think that I can find old dingy pieces and make them look new and modern, the simple truth is I can’t.  My old dingy pieces that I would buy would probably look worse after I attempt to restore them.  Remember the people on the show are usually designers or have lots of artistic, creative ability.  Be honest with yourself, if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body leave the flea market flips to those who do. Now, I don’t want to discourage you, if you think you could be good at buying old furniture and fixing it up, then by all means give it a try.  However, I would suggest you start small and not blow your bank before you find out if you have any talent.