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Brimfield Antique Show - Life on Kaydeross Creek

ROAD TRIP: Brimfield, MA Antique Show and Flea Market – SCORE!

We hit the road again this year for one of our favorite get-a-ways, the Brimfield Antique Show & Flea Market and I can’t wait to show you what we found!  We scored huge in both weather and in great stuff!  We look forward to this every year because not only is it a night away for just the two of us but it’s an incredible place for JUNKIN’!  (See our trip and finds from last year here). If you’re ever up in New England, you should definitely check it out! There are acres of booths and unique finds…


Brimfield Antique Show


Brimfield Antique Show Booths


Brimfield Booth - cool stuff - Life on Kaydeross Creek


Wouldn’t this make an amazing kitchen island????


Brimfield - Kitchen island Maybe - Life on Kaydeross Creek


Brimfield Crates - Life on Kaydeross Creek


Brimfield cool patina - Life on Kaydeross Creek


This booth had beautifully hand painted pieces…


Brimfield - Pennsylvania Folk Furniture


Brimfield Primitives Booth - Life on Kaydeross Creek


So much stuff to look at and we only covered about 2/3 of the place in 2 days. We were exhausted and a little sore but it was worth it.  We ended up with some pretty cool stuff, but before I show you the goods though, I’m going to ask you to keep an open mind.  OK, here goes…


Brimfield Antique Show - Life on Kaydeross Creek



Brimfield Finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek



Brimfield finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek



Brimfield Finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek


OK, here comes the open mind part…


Brimfield Find - Life on Kaydeross Creek



Brimfield Finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek


So I know you’re thinking,  have you lost your mind ???  Especially with the last 2 pieces. But, give me a few days, and I’ll show you what becomes of them. I promise, it will be worth it 🙂

In the mean time, I have a quick update to one of the other pieces. Here is the before of the little shutter which I picked up for $8…


Shutter before paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek


I gave it a good cleaning and removed the hardware which was covered in layers of paint. I boiled the hardware in water and let it sit until the paint was easy to scrape off. Once it was clean,  I spray painted it with a new coat of flat black. Good as new.

I decided to go with this pretty grey again like I used on the milking stool this week and the hutch a few weeks ago.


Shudder after paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek


It’s much cleaner now and not so predictable as with the white. A little sanding here and there and with the hardware back on…


New & Improved Shutters - Life on Kaydeross Creek


There’s just one of the transformations. Stayed tuned for some big reveals of the other pieces coming soon as well as how I used the other cool finds to decorate in unique ways!

Happy DIY’ing!

Colleen Life on Kaydeross Creek






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  1. Mary Elizabeth Tait says:

    I love the things you brought home and I can’t wait to see what you do with everything.
    I collect old match holders and I spotted yours….I only have three, but I love them!

    • Colleen says:

      Thank you! The match holder was my husband’s find. We are going to mount it to the wood box next to the fire place, once he builds it. 🙂

  2. MJ says:

    Last week I saw a sewing machine in a thrift that I’d match against yours for old and grungy.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

    Brimfield….a field too far for me, so glad you are willing to share your adventure. Thank you……!!!!!!

  3. Christine says:

    I am drooling. The goodies you found? Wow! And I wholeheartedly agree, that piece would make a stunning kitchen island. I need to add that market on my “must visit” bucket list.

    In my house! lol

    • Colleen says:

      Thanks, Christine! You should definitely go to Brimfield and give yourself a couple of days of “hunting”!

  4. Rose Constable says:

    No you definitely have not lost your mind. I absolutely love the metal cart and the sewing machine. Can’t wait to see what you do with them.


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