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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 : 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…

New Vintage MOE Dining Room Light in Mom’s Time Capsule Condo!

New Vintage MOE Dining Room Light in Mom’s Time Capsule Condo!

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By Sara In AZ Sooooooo, I bet that y’all thought you would never hear about Mom’s time capsule condo ever again…..well then, have I got a surprise for you! A while back Mom and I were shopping the thrift stores when we came upon this vintage MOE hanging light. I…

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield M321 Straight Bookcases

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield M321 Straight Bookcases

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By Sara In AZ Some of you might remember when I posted about finding and refinishing our Heywood Wakefield corner bookcase – I had wanted one for a LONG time and lo and behold one popped up for sale about a mile down the road! Well, I always thought it…

Let’s Play Good Reno-Bad Reno with BH&G Improvement Ideas – 1974

Let’s Play Good Reno-Bad Reno with BH&G Improvement Ideas – 1974

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by Andrea We’re taking a trip back to the spring/summer of 1974 with Better Homes and Gardens Improvement Ideas today.   This magazine is basically all about ways to renovate – some ideas good, some ideas, definitely not!  First off, let’s take a look at the good, shall we?  …

The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement: Guide To Building A Beverage Center

The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement: Guide To Building A Beverage Center

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By Sara In AZ I came across some decorating  books at the thrift the other day called The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. They were published in 1970/1971 as far as I can tell. There were probably as many as 20 of these decorating books for sale…

Time To Say Goodbye to Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…The Final Wrap Up

Time To Say Goodbye to Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…The Final Wrap Up

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By Sara In AZ Oh my gosh, can you all believe I started writing about Mom’s condo renovation beginning last November?!? It has been 8 solid months of posting updates each and every Thursday on the renovation happenings over at Mom’s. It sure doesn’t seem like 8 months though. Where…

Refinishing the Vintage Blonde Interior Doors to Heywood Wakefield ‘Wheat’ in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

Refinishing the Vintage Blonde Interior Doors to Heywood Wakefield ‘Wheat’ in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara in AZ As soon as I saw the interior doors at Mom’s condo I knew I was in trouble. This was how the doors were left……..slathered with A LOT of junky latex paint that was completely peeling off and chipping in bunch of areas. It was SO not…

Vintage Screen Door Makeover at Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

Vintage Screen Door Makeover at Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ But first…….I had to show y’all this window cling that we used on the little window diamonds in the front door.  Mom did not want anyone peering in through the little diamond windows, so we knew we needed something to cover the them. We weren’t sure…

Vintage Atomic Star Knobs are Installed in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo Kitchen

Vintage Atomic Star Knobs are Installed in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo Kitchen

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By Sara In AZ I promise that this knob change happened by pure accident y’all! But here’s the story anyway. Here are the knobs that were in the condo when Mom bought it. They were retro looking Chrome Disc Knobs that we were completely fine with. This style of knob…

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