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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Master Bedroom

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Master Bedroom

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By Sara In AZ So, last week we installed the kitchen window hardware and curtains…this week we are onto the master bedroom! Here is a peek at the finished result, but let’s take a look at the process. You can see we had the exact same fancy set-up in here…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Kitchen

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Kitchen

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By Sara In AZ So….whooooo!!!! We are finally hanging the pink atomic curtains Andrea made for me! We had a minor snafu with the original pleater tape shrinking a tad so Andrea was nice enough to basically tackle the entire project for a second time! Go Andrea!!! Grrrrrrrr for shrinking…

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 2`

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 2`

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by Andrea   Last week, I brought you some great mid-century ideas for building a barbecue in your back yard.  This week I’ve got even more, so let’s take a look!   These are all from Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues   This brick cooking wall is great for both…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : New Paint For The Master Bathroom

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : New Paint For The Master Bathroom

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By Sara In AZ Here is what the master bathroom looked like way, way back when we first bought the ranch. I really like blue and gray paint colors, as we have used them elsewhere in the house, but I thought this bathroom could benefit from a warmer color on…

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

Sunset Ideas For Building Barbecues–Part 1

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by Andrea One of my favourite things about the mid-century time period is the popularity of the DIY ethic, and all of the great books that were produced reflecting this.  Now that summer’s here, I am sure a lot of us are starting to think barbecue – this sunset book…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing Vintage 1960s Bathroom Cabinets

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing Vintage 1960s Bathroom Cabinets

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By Sara In AZ So, this is the hall bathroom…well, the hall bathroom like a year ago! Unfortunately the dreadful “large size” floor tiles are still there as we have not fully nailed down what mosaic tile we want to install in there yet. But I digress – this is…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging A “New” Old MOE Front Porch Light

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging A “New” Old MOE Front Porch Light

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By Sara In AZ I am pretty sure that we had the MOST ramshackle front porch light I have ever seen on a house here at the ranch! The poor thing had definitely seen better days as all of the glass was broken out and if you even ventured to…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a Vintage NuTone Starburst Doorbell

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a Vintage NuTone Starburst Doorbell

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By Sara In AZ Ok, so we had a perfectly good doorbell here at the ranch. Yes, it was original and there was no problem with it at all but………………. …………it wasn’t this epic NuTone starburst doorbell!!!!! Squee!!!!! RetroRuth and her Mr. gave Mike and I this doorbell as a gift…

DIY Trends in Home Decor for ‘74–McCalls Needlework and Crafts Spring/Summer 1974

DIY Trends in Home Decor for ‘74–McCalls Needlework and Crafts Spring/Summer 1974

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by Andrea   Let’s take a peek at some of the DIY home decor trends from 1974.       My post could almost be subtitled “Or, What’s Old Is New Again”, as these designs are currently experiencing a revival in some capacity!         Although in many…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a Bush Brothers Starburst Star Line Toilet Paper Holder

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a Bush Brothers Starburst Star Line Toilet Paper Holder

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By Sara In AZ We are in the home stretch of the Star Line starburst accessory installation……only one more accessory to go! This bathroom just would not have felt complete to me if it didn’t have a starburst toilet paper holder to go along with all of the other starburst…

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