Decorating on a Dime with Flea Market Finds

Today’s “Decorating on a Dime” series continues with some pretty awesome Flea Market finds, yard sale finds and side of the road deals from Interior Decorator, Denise Sabia. Check out these awesome finds and ideas!

1. Red Wagon Bar – found the wagon on the side of the road, purchase the Singer sewing machine base at a flea market. It is used in the warmer months on our screened in porch to hold cold drinks for entertaining.

2.Suitcase dresser – dresser found on the side of the road missing all drawers. – suitcases collected over time from various yard sales and flea markets. We use this piece in our guest room to store seasonal items and craft supplies.

3.Suitcase Bar – suitcase from flea market, white furniture it sits on was given to me. I painted it white, added molding on the door fronts, added legs and knobs and it’s a whole new look for this cast off piece. The silver tray top affixed to the side is from a thrift store and is used to hold bar towels. The bar is in a corner of the dining room, which is also made up of cast off and flea market finds.

4. Yardstick Stairs – the lot of yard sticks were purchased at a flea market and attached to the stair risers with construction adhesive. The stairs lead from the man cave to the main part of the house.

5. Bike wheel photo holder – bike wheels were purchased at a yard sale, bead board was given to me (porch flooring from a old home). The photos are attached with cloths pins. The piece hangs in a guest room with travel photos on it, but can be easily changed out.

Denise Sabia is an Interior Designer extraordinaire and author of “The Painted Home” blog, has an exceptional eye that takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise’s fun, engaging personality and savvy design style has been featured on HGTV’s Design Basics and FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. To learn more about Denise’s work, check out her website,