Flea market season has officially begun for me. It was a bit cold this past Saturday but my sister and I decided to make a quick trip to welcome it in. We have a great local flea market called the Kane County Flea Market, it really is quite large and fortunately for me - only a 20 minute drive. Last summer we were there every month. So I have been anxiously awaiting the warmer weather. I wasn't really expecting much from the first trip of the season but look at what I walked away with - all for under $10.
I found a great, beat up little bench for $6! I've been wanting a little one for my kitchen and was pleasantly surprised to find this fat guy. He is one solid and stubby little bench and I love him. My only complaint is the strip of wood. I really didn't want to paint him but I think I may have to. The strip just bothers me. Especially after seeing it in pictures.
So what color do I paint it? I'm thinking of changing out the curtains too. I think I want to either leave it a blue color or maybe red???
I also bought some pages from an old children's book.
I loved the elephant. Oh and the lion. I think they will be so great to frame in a nursery or little boy's room. So I am going to hold onto them until I or someone I love has need of them. I liked the monotone color - I think it could be a cool color theme to incorporate.
Oh, and the photos ran me $4 total so all in all I think it was a fabulous opening day!
I hope it is a good sign of the rest of the season.