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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Randomness

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Randomness

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By Sara In AZ Oh gosh y’all….my life has gone straight to crazy-town and had permanently stayed there ever since we bought the ranch! It’s all good though – the house was just what we were searching for….it’s just that I wish I had more time to blog and share…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can These Kitchen Cabinets Be Saved?

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can These Kitchen Cabinets Be Saved?

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By Sara In AZ Ok, I’m just going to lay it on the line right here and now – both Mike and I went into this home purchase thinking we’d gut the kitchen in our retro ranch and install our vintage pink and aqua metal kitchen cabinets. We have 2…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Paint City

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Paint City

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By Sara In AZ Wow, it’s been quite a journey trying to figure out what paint colors we wanted for the retro ranch! To be quite honest, I started out on a totally different path…thinking we’d go WAY more bold…but in the end it just did not feel right, so…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Jazzing Up The Master Bedroom Built-In

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Jazzing Up The Master Bedroom Built-In

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Sara In AZ I think I told you all once before that our retro ranch has no shortage of built-ins…..every bedroom has one and there is also a giant one in the hallway and one in the family room. I already showed you all the built-in hutch we restored in…

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 4 – Finishing Your Chair Up

Chair Upholstery: A How To!  Part 4 – Finishing Your Chair Up

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By Andrea So exciting!  I finally get to reveal my finished chair for you this week!  If you’ve missed parts one, two or three,  you can find them at their respective links. Here is my lovely dog, Diablo – with a previw of the finished chair!  Read on to see…

Chair Upholstery: A How-To! Part 2: Cutting Your Fabric

Chair Upholstery: A How-To!  Part 2: Cutting Your Fabric

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by Andrea Last week, we covered the removal of the old upholstery from your chair, which we’re going to use for pattern pieces.  You’re probably now left with a pile of pieces that look something like this:   Never fear, we’re going to sort these out and get our new…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Repairing Our Vintage Swing Door

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Repairing Our Vintage Swing Door

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By Sara In AZ Last week we saw the restoration of the hutch in the bedroom off of the laundry….this week we have to restore the swing door between the kitchen and the dining room. We really liked this swinging door but the first time we tried to “swing” it…

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

Retro Sewing Shopping Roundup – Holiday Fabrics Edition

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by Andrea Now that summer is finally here, I am thinking holidays and camping.  Here’s some super cute, retro style camping and holiday prints from Etsy!   Alexander Henry – Nicole’s Prints – Vinyl Vacation – Dk Tea Love this holiday themed print from Alexander Henry – everything about it…

It’s All In The Legs! A Quick and Easy Furniture Leg Rehab

It’s All In The Legs!  A Quick and Easy Furniture Leg Rehab

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by Andrea Dear Readers, I finally get my cast off next week!  Which means I can finally start bringing you my long ago promised chair reupholstery tutorial!  In anticipation of this, I thought I would do some rehab work to the chair legs to get them ready.     This…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

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by Andrea A few weeks ago I brought you some suggestions for beefing up your sewing library.  For those of you who partake in other handicrafts, this week I have some suggestions to add to your crafting library. Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s…

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