I had another great trip to the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet not long ago. Usually I have an idea of what I am looking for but this trip I did not. So, I bought a few small things…apparently I was attracted to silver and gold things that day! So I wanted to share some of my trash to treasure Repurposing Ideas for Flea Market Finds from this last trip.
Let’s start with the goods! Here they are! I think I spent about $22 for everything. See? Silver and gold!
One of my favorites was this little Vintage Solid Perfume Compact. The second I saw it, thought it be the perfect container to put homemade lip balm in…
…But then I opened it! Ugh!! Something told me to still buy it and I did. I soaked it in boiling water and the perfume came out BUT the smell of the old perfume is still in it! I can’t figure out how to take the smell out. I tried vinegar too… didn’t work. Once I figure it out I will definitely make some lip balm. For now, in case you missed it, here is my tutorial for Mango Pina Colada Lip Balm. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions on how to take out the old perfume smell email me or leave a comment!!
I got this metal frame for $5.00. I fell in love with it because it fits my style so well. It’s feminine but metal!
This compact I love as well. I was able to talk the gal into selling it to me for $8.00. When I got home, I looked it up online and someone was selling the exact one for $50! Score! I wanted to keep mine, so I added a little bling with an hombre brooch. This was inspired by this Look Book Live event that I attended. You can see the tutorial for the upcycled compact there.
Lastly, I bought this pretty gold feather. Although not exactly repurposing, I pinned this little pretty on a vintage handkerchief onto my purse.
Now I can’t wait until my next Flea Market trip!