Lark Nest Design in the Winter Edition of Flea Market Style!

Lark Nest Design’s latest project for Flea Market Style magazine, this bench crafted from a castoff door, is in the Winter edition, on newsstands now!

Per the usual, this project took a village, with Lark Nest playing one part in several!

The design was a collaboration with Ki Nassauer, the FMS executive editrix and junk repurposer extraordinaire!

Frame carpentry was by Alan Bialon of  The Porch & Atelier.

Seamstress duties were handled by the inimitable Nancy Polacek!

(And don’t you love the vintage barkcloth, harvested from the collection of Karla Cunningham? )

My specs called for doorknob feet and doorplate/knob hooks, all from the “source pile” beneath my workbench; the vintage, salmon-colored doorplate was a perfect complement  to the textile’s colorway.

(The opposite side of that cool fringe pillow is a ’50s pom-pon knit assemblage I snagged at a dealer sale for $5!)

The headlines and copy, replete with questionable puns are mine as well!

(This does not surprise you.)

Styled by  Stacey Willey and photographed by Adam Albright in Des Moines, this “Hall-star Lineup” has its own infield roster!

A behind-the-scenes how-to on this and the two-tone Chalk Paint job will come at a later date, but I wanted to let you know this project and a ton of other eye candy/great ideas await readers of the newest edition!

The Junk Bonanza, commencing Thursday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, is capturing a huge chunk of my time and energy right now!

We are giving this bench away as a prize on Lucky Friday at the Bonanza! (Don’t you love the locker basket pullouts?) Just enter the drawing at the Information Booth to win!

Hope to see you there!



3 Responses to “Lark Nest Design in the Winter Edition of Flea Market Style!”

  1. Marsha says:

    Loved the piece (which I saw at Junk Market yesterday) and the back side of the pillow totally rocks.

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