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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

learn more about ME + MY BIZ

We are so excited to introduce you to Denise from The Painted Home. She has enormous talent and is super creative (as you’ll see below), plus she has a dining room table that is absolutely to die for. If you haven’t been over to her awesome blog yet, you’ll definitely want to after you see this!  So without further ado, here she is!
Hi, I’m Denise, and I’m the owner and founder of
I’m a professional trash picker and flea market frequenter.
Do I really need to tell you that I was thrilled when Jess and Monica asked me if I wanted to guest post on their blog?  Over the moon I was.
Today I’ll help you rid your husband of that nasty look on his face when he sees you come home
with a car full of junk.
I’ll share with you ideas for what you can do with  those flea market finds you’ll fall in love with, bring it home, and don’t know what to do with. {plus that weird look from your husband}
Recently I came across a red wagon. {Who doesn’t love a little red wagon?}The wheels were badly damaged and the axle was bent.  After a little surgery,
I removed the wheels and was left with this…
A totally original, catch all shelf for all your other junk. The shelves are made from scraps of a shipping pallet.
{because, you always should have a shipping palette – 
or 2 – sitting around for occasions just like these.}
Next up, the vintage suitcase.
They’re everywhere.
it’s a bar!
I even used a flea market find inside the flea market find. The soda bottle box fits nicely inside the suitcase to coral all the bottles and keep everything nice and neat. {’cause even junk needs to look neat}
It works very well inside my flea market dining room.
So get out there and pick some trash, walk the flea market, don’t be afraid to go to an auction.
If you love it – bring it home!
You’ll figure out what to do with it.
Please stop by for a visit sometime
and for extra tips, treats and giveaways
LIKE me on Facebook
Thanks for having me Monica & Jess!
It was our pleasure, Denise. 🙂 Head on over and give Denise some Real Housewives love. 
And have a great day while you’re at it.

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