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Decor Upgrade: From wooden knickknacks to table toppers

Turn your bargain find into a posh decor piece

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Photography: Louie Aguinaldo Styling: Dagny Madamba, Issa Villar, and Tala Singson

Flea markets are full of small knickknacks that we aren't even familiar with. These wooden items were found in a bargain bin outside a Dapitan stall. You can turn these into functional pieces by finding a purpose for them at home.

Production by Dagny Madamba.

Read the original article and learn more about the items featured in this story in the August 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

The Cost: P10 per wooden knickknack

Use them as candle holders -- the raw, unfinished wood surfaces look crisp and clean. It will fit perfectly in your reading nook.

RL Tip: Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty when looking for items at flea markets. Sometimes, the best ones are below the pile of junk! Most of the time, the vendors are kind enough to actually give decent discounts to those who actually work hard in searching for their loot.

For more tips about visiting Dapitan, Divisoria, etc., click here.

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