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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…

Spotlights Doorglass – Authentic Retro Design For The Vintage Door Lover In All of Us!

Spotlights Doorglass – Authentic Retro Design For The Vintage Door Lover In All of Us!

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By Sara In AZ So, you all know we have been crazy busy working on the retro ranch lately and we’ve also had to make about a zillion decisions about everything from paint colors, to electrical issues, to plumbing work….we’ve also had to make some decisions about doors. Yes, doors.…

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

Nothing Beats Stumbling Upon The Perfect Vintage Find!

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by Andrea When we bought our house in 2007, we did most of the interior painting before we moved in.  However, due to my indecisiveness, the entryways were left unpainted as I couldn’t decide on the right colour.  Left unpainted for nearly 7 years.  (Did I mention I am horribly…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Expand Your Sewing Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Expand Your Sewing Library Edition

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by Andrea Although the Internet is fantastic for information, there’s something to be said for having your own great library of books to draw from.  I am always looking for new additions to my library – here’s some that I found that look great!   Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A…

Eternawall by Bestwall – The Vintage Way to Decorate Your Walls

Eternawall by Bestwall  – The Vintage Way to Decorate Your Walls

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How have I never heard of ‘Eternawall’ before?! This stuff looks FAB and I wish I could get my hands on some right about now to install at the retro ranch! Apparently it’s vinyl coated wallboard (that takes the place of regular basic drywall) and you could get it in…

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