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Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

My Favorite Flea Finds at Home

My Favorite Flea Finds at Home

If you spend time digging through the MV Big Flea warehouse or are patient enough to wait for new donations to come in, you’re bound to find great stuff at a great price. Over the years, I’ve purchased a lot at the MV Big Flea (and donated some of it back when we no longer needed it). Here’s a few of my favorite flea finds in their new home. This is one of my first purchases back when the warehouse was in Arlandria (now home to the ABC store). I actually found a second one in the same style that I later donated back because I didn’t think I needed two. This year, my Flea art purchases include this embroidered pair of birds on a tree (the little runner on the green table came from the Flea too) and a tropical wood painting. This dresser was a curb find, but the top has puffy paint graffiti. I found this rug/wall hanging at the Flea that was just the right...

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Shop and Drop at the MV Big Flea

Shop and Drop at the MV Big Flea

Since we last posted about the MV Big Flea in December, there is so much more stuff at the warehouse on Swann Ave. Both the furniture side and the homewares side are packed with DIY-friendly furniture projects, cool vintage dishes and knick-knacks, plus practical items like garden tools, kitchen appliances, electronics and baby gear. Flea volunteers will be collecting donated items for the next few weeks and then will move everything to the Mount Vernon Rec Center for the main event on April 28. You don’t have to wait until April to grab the deals, everything at the warehouse is available for purchase now. The warehouse is located at 444 Swann Ave. (grey-blue storage building) and will be open to the public on these dates: Saturday, March 10, 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, March 17, 10 am – 1 pm Sunday, April 8, 2-5 pm Here’s a few pictures of things we saw last weekend. If you’d like to donate, you can drop stuff off on any of...

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Bargain Shopping at the MV Big Flea

Bargain Shopping at the MV Big Flea

The MV Big Flea, the huge fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Community School, is now collecting (and selling!) donations of household items and furniture. After three donation drop-offs, the warehouse is filling up. There will be donation drop-offs every month leading up to the main event on April 28, 2018. You can also purchase anything that has already been donated… and there are some great deals in store… For example, this Drexel dining table with four lyre back chairs, leaves and table pads is in excellent condition and a steal for only $300. The seat covers are in good condition, but could easily be swapped out with other fabric. We’ve seen everything from antique secretary desks to mid-century dressers to 80s style wood bed frames. A lot of the items are posted on the Flea Facebook page and they take special requests for viewing furniture if you can’t attend a drop-off or shopping day. Local delivery is available for an additional fee. If you aren’t in the market for...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Del Ray Holiday Windows Part 2

Del Ray Holiday Windows Part 2

Last week we shared a few of the festive painted holiday windows along Del Ray’s main street. A few more have popped up since then, so here’s a second batch of window art to enjoy. While you are out admiring the windows, don’t miss the 12 decorated trees as well. All the trees were decorated by local non-profits. Vote for your favorite by December 25 — the organization with the most votes wins $500 from the Del Ray Business...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 | 1 comment

Del Ray Holiday Windows

Del Ray Holiday Windows

You may have noticed that we took a break from posting on DIY Del Ray since last summer, but we’re working on more stories about Del Ray in the new year… If you have an idea you’d like to share, let us know! We’re interested in home improvement and renovation stories, interior design inspiration, craft projects, gardening, artist studios, small locally-owned businesses, holiday traditions, and basically anything related to life in Del Ray… In the meantime, today we wanted to share a few of the fabulous holiday windows that are popping up along Mt Vernon Ave. All the windows were painted by various local artists (including Patrick Kirwin and his daughter, Margaret Wohler, Leslie Duss and Candi Ellis). We know there are a few more artists still designing windows and we can’t wait to see what they will create. Happy...

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