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Lara Spencer’s 12 Dos and Don’ts for Shopping at Flea Markets

One of the biggest home decorating dilemmas is how to arrange home accessories, whether it be a bookcase, shelf, or tabletop. Here is a three step system that will transform your boring or cluttered spaces !

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When it comes to a functional, organized desk, the more drawers, the better. Lara found a plain table and some old library card catalogs, combining them to create this cool, multi-drawer desk.

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Lara Spencer’s 12 Dos and Don’ts for Shopping at Flea Markets

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Flea Market Flip host Lara Spencer shares her tips for transforming old, everyday objects into beautiful, functional home decor.

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Just about anything you find at a flea market can instantly become a light fixture. Lara turned this jug into a lamp base and topped it with a shade she created out of old maps of Paris. Get more tips from Lara >>

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A captain's desk from a ship is converted into a shabby-chic writing desk thanks to a paint job and new drawer knobs.

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An animal trough works perfectly as a buffet table when topped with glass and given legs.

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This locker alone would have been great for a mudroom or in the garage, but Lara went a step further by adding a seat cushion. Now, this piece serves double duty as storage and seating.

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We love Lara’s ingenious idea to use candlesticks as lamps. When clustered together, these unique light fixtures provide tons of light and add interest to any room.

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Don't be discouraged by a chair's chipped paint or torn fabric. Lara brought new life to this cane-back chair with crisp white paint and bold fabric.

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