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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a NOS Bush Brothers Starburst Star Line Soap Dish and Toothbrush Holder (and a Towel Ring too!) – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a NOS Bush Brothers Starburst Star Line Soap Dish and Toothbrush Holder (and a Towel Ring too!) – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Ok, it’s finally installation time!!! YAY!!! Here is the wall to the left of the sink – we knew we wanted the towel ring installed here for sure. We are trying to determine the correct placement for the towel ring…..seriously, you can’t imagine how much you…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a NOS Bush Brothers Starburst Star Line Soap Dish and Toothbrush Holder – Part 1

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a NOS Bush Brothers Starburst Star Line Soap Dish and Toothbrush Holder – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ Ok, I have a confession to make…..I’ve been hoarding starburst bathroom fixtures! Whew, it feels SO good to just finally get that out there! hee! Seriously though, I have loved the Star Line vintage starburst bathroom accessories since probably the day I was born….I’m pretty sure…

Product Review–Howard Restor-A-Finish

Product Review–Howard Restor-A-Finish

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by Andrea I am sure many of you out there have heard of Howard Restor-A-Finish before, but for those who haven’t, my post today will show you why I like this product so much!   I recently picked up this solid wood sideboard at a thrift – I’ve been on…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : New Vintage-y Mosaic Tile Flooring in the Laundry Bathroom

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : New Vintage-y Mosaic Tile Flooring in the Laundry Bathroom

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By Sara In AZ We always knew we’d be replacing the flooring in all of the bathrooms here at the ranch – it was just a matter of when. We both thought the bathroom off of the laundry would the best bathroom to start our bathroom re-flooring extravaganza…….as it was…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Sprucing Up Your Outdoors Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Sprucing Up Your Outdoors Edition

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by Andrea Spring has finally sprung in a lot of North America, and it’s got me thinking about the outdoors.  Here’s some great finds from eBay sure to bring a mid-century touch to your yard!   Vintage Mid Century Patio Furniture surf line brown jordan era Oh, do I ever…

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

What Do You See Outside Your Window?–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   Although gardening season is still a little ways off for some of us (me included), it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoors.  I find mid-century outdoors ideas can be harder to come by, but Better Homes and Gardens here has a…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

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by Andrea   If you’ve been following along with this series (Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed them), know that we’re just about to put the pleats in our curtains!  Let’s get started.   At the end which we didn’t sew over, you’ll have some free strings.  You’re…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

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by Andrea   Last week, we did some mathin’, and I showed you how to calculate the yardage needed.  Now, let’s get down to sewing!  One important thing to mention first – if you’re planning on washing your finished curtains at all, now is the time to wash your fabric! …

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…

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