Another flea market weekend has come and gone at the Kane County Flea Market in Illinois. The market is held the first weekend of each month from March through December and it’s a big flea market! The doors open at noon but they’ll let you in early, which is a wise thing to do because you can hit the best vendors before the crowds approach. Within just a few minutes I encountered the first of my flea market finds for the weekend …
I saw it out the corner of my eye … a white, somewhat shabby chic secretary with a cute round mirror at the top. Like the white dresser I found last month at the flea market, this one had a reasonable price tag … $65.
I still wasn’t sold though. I checked the doors and drawers and peeked inside. The drawer was sticking, so I purposely struggled with it hoping the vendor would offer a lower price without me having to ask.
“Since the drawer’s sticking, I can go as low as $50,” he said. Music to my ears! “Okay,” I replied. “I think hubby can fix the drawer so I’ll take it!” I had a spot in the bedroom in mind, but I’m kind of liking it in my living room.
I love the little round mirror at the top. I’m not really sure what this piece was used for, so if you know, I would love to hear about it! I plan to paint it … it’s not really distressed in the right places.
I found the next of my flea market finds within a few minutes. I’ve been in search of a chest to use as a coffee table in the living room. I was hoping to find a steamer trunk but just can’t find the right one. When I spied this cedar chest, I figured it would fit the bill. This piece is also getting painted. You can see the finish is beat up and the top is discolored.
But it’s a solid piece and the interior is in excellent condition. This was marked at $60 but I offered $50 and the vendor was agreeable. I told myself I wasn’t spending more than $100 so within 20 minutes I was done shopping. Still, we kept wandering around because it was a beautiful day … and there’s an ATM machine on site just in case!