Monday, March 28, 2011

Giving old furniture new life: Modern Relics

This weekend I went to the quarterly Dallas Flea market with my cousin Jaclyn.  I will admit that I was pretty disappointed that it was more of a craft show than a real flea market with antiques and junk for sale.  However, I'm really glad to have met one of the vendors and chatted with her for a few minutes, because now I'm totally inspired by her work.

Modern Relics is based in Dallas and run by the uber talented Nicole Horn.  She scours estate sales and finds old furniture in need of some love, new fabric, and paint and turns it into a great modern piece.  Check out some of the items in her gallery:

As I have the "I could do that!" sickness, I've totally been scouring Craigslist for items that I can try to make over on the weekends, but I will probably turn to her in the future for some larger items that are beyond my capabilities.  She also does consultations if you aren't sure what to do with that console table you inherited that doesn't go with your house.

Please check out her site and share similar companies in your city in the comments so we can all learn where to go to support local designers!

*Note: I was not paid for this post.  I just really like the company.


  1. ooo i am in the market for a new coffee table but I would take any of these things! I wish I were creative/talented enough to do this myself!



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