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Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 1)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 1)

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by Andrea Those of you who read Sara’s post from yesterday will know that Sara decided to recruit my help in making some pinch pleats for her kitchen and breakfast nook windows – pinch pleats are actually easier to make than you might think, especially if you use a pinch…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Evolution of the Hallway

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Evolution of the Hallway

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By Sara In AZ I know y’all must be thinking, “Hallway, what the?” What a mundane thing to post about, right? Well, I was just looking through all of my retro ranch pictures and noticed that I had a nice series of pictures showing the ‘before’ and ‘after’……and everything in…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing Vintage MOE Wall Sconces in the Hallway

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing Vintage MOE Wall Sconces in the Hallway

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By Sara In AZ When we bought the retro ranch the hallway still retained the original vintage MOE wall sconces. I thought the sconces were super adorable but maybe not quite the ‘retro modern’ look I was aiming for. So, we decided to try a different look in the hallway…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a George Kovacs Cirque “Retro-ish” Ceiling Fan in The Office

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a George Kovacs Cirque “Retro-ish” Ceiling Fan in The Office

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By Sara In AZ There, I finally said it – ceiling fan. Yeah, you read that right – ceiling fan.  If there ever were two words in the retro decorating world that struck more passion… you either love ‘em or you hate’ ‘em…… “ceiling fan” is probably pretty high up…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Changing Up The Laundry Bedroom Door

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Changing Up The Laundry Bedroom Door

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By Sara In AZ The laundry bedroom door, the laundry bedroom door, we’ve got to change that laundry bedroom door….that door was Mike’s obsession for days when we first got the house! He seriously hated it! Well, not the door itself……the “smallness” of it! OK, I have to admit he…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing The Original Vintage Window Shutters

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing The Original Vintage Window Shutters

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By Sara In AZ Two bedrooms in our ranch have the original wooden window shutters on the interior side. Mike and I both liked the shutters and wanted to keep them. We were also super happy that we would not have to figure out curtains or other window treatments to…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can We Save Our Vintage American Standard Push Pull Faucets???

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can We Save Our Vintage American Standard Push Pull Faucets???

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By Sara In AZ Some of y’all may remember me commenting on the American Standard Push Pull faucet when I posted images from my vintage American Standard catalog some  months back. Yes, we have those exact same faucets here at the ranch. Cool faucets huh!? Except for when they look…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – An Update On One Of Our Favorites!

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – An Update On One Of Our Favorites!

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  By Eartha Kitsch   A recurring pattern on our “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” posts  is that before it’s done, someone will say, “I hope that the new owners treasure this house!” Unfortunately, we very seldom ever know what happens to these time capsule homes once our virtual tours…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : New Atomic Chrome Hardware For the Master Bathroom Cabinets

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : New Atomic Chrome Hardware For the Master Bathroom Cabinets

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By Sara In AZ Y’all might remember  a post I did a few weeks back about ‘Sprucing Up the Powder Room Vanity’. In that post we  installed some vintage starburst hardware at an angle because I could not get the hardware to fit on the door as you would normally…

We’re Going on A Field Trip : A Tour of Jacki and Dave’s Fabulous Mid Century Ranch – Part 2

We’re Going on A Field Trip : A Tour of Jacki and Dave’s Fabulous Mid Century Ranch – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Today we are continuing on with our field trip tour of  Jacki and Dave’s mid century fabulous house – be sure to break out the smelling salts now!   One of 4 bedrooms in the house.  I love this room mainly because the bedspread on the…

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