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The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

The Retro-ification of my Refrigerator and Some Other Odds and Ends

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by Andrea This week, I’ve got a couple of little projects we did around the home, and a sneak peek at an upcoming tutorial! First up – my fridge.  When we bought this house nearly 7 years ago, we knew one of the areas that was going to need the…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Interior Reveal!

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By Andrea We’ve finally got the interior put back in the Westi, and it looks awesome! I’ve got a whole bunch of pictures to share with you all. For my previous posts on the work that we’ve done, please check them out here! Here’s a general view of the back…

Betty Plays Fast And Loose With A Vintage Find

Betty Plays Fast And Loose With A Vintage Find

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by Betty Crafter If you’re like me, sometimes it can be really hard to decide to make a change to a vintage item. I mean, it survived 50+ years, and now you want to potentially ruin it? Because of this, I usually leave things in their original condition unless they’re…

Mid-Century Up an Ikea Chair – A Mini Tute

Mid-Century Up an Ikea Chair – A Mini Tute

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By Andrea I know there are some mid-century purists out there who are not fans of Ikea furniture, however I am not one of them. I think with a little creativity, you can make all kinds of furniture work in your mid-century home. This is Ella’s chair. It’s the child’s…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #3

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #3

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By Andrea Things are rolling right along with our Westi!  For this update, I’ve got some pictures of a couple of smaller projects that I worked on. This is the condition that the front seats were in when we bought the bus.  They’ve definitely seen better days.  My initial plan…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Tutorial For Upholstering Strange Shapes

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Tutorial For Upholstering Strange Shapes

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By Andrea Things are going fantastically with our Volkswagen (with the exception of some wrong trim that I ordered – ooops!), but instead of just bringing you a progress report, I thought I would bring a tutorial instead – upholstering strange shapes.  This doesn’t just apply to auto upholstery, but…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #2

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #2

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By Andrea We’ve made tons of progress on our Westfalia, and I am excited to show you all!  First, the body: Believe it or not, this is an improvement!  The paint job that was done on this van previously was not the best, and there were a lot of areas…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #1

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #1

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By Andrea We’ve gone full steam ahead, and work has definitely begun on our Westfalia!  I’ve got an update on what I’ve been doing to the interior, and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. These are the fabrics I am going to be working with for the interior.  From…

A Vintage Volkswagen! My 1973 Westfalia Campmobile

A Vintage Volkswagen!  My 1973 Westfalia Campmobile

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By Andrea There is nothing more satisfying than when you finally find the right something that you’ve been looking for forever.  My hubby and I have been shopping for a Volkswagen Westfalia camper van for months and months now, and this past weekend, we finally found the right one! This…

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

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By RetroRuth I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I glimpsed the barkcloth prints over at Melinamade, I have just been dying to get my hands on them. I mean, come on! Look at some of those prints! Abstract shapes, starbursts, slubs, leaves, amoebas, boomerangs, atoms – they…

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