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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…

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 : 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…

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 : Installing Hardwood Floors The Hard Way

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing Hardwood Floors The Hard Way

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By Sara In AZ OK, we’ve finally chosen a wood floor – something we think will look nice with all of the light and dark wood in our house….and something that we think will also look nice against the terrazzo! We went with the Bruce ‘Natural Choice’ oak floor in…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Getting Hardwood Floors The Hard Way

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Getting Hardwood Floors The Hard Way

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I had to pick out 2 different flooring materials for our ranch – we knew one was going to be vinyl and that was a relatively easy choice once we narrowed it down. The flooring for the rest of the house though….ugggghhhhhhhh. Before we…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Vinyl Flooring Is Installed

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Vinyl Flooring Is Installed

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By Sara In AZ So, did anyone guess ‘Desert Sand’ as our final choice? If you did you were right! I loved that it had just the very slightest hint of pink……I mean ‘Hello’ how can you go wrong with pink?! However, it would not be an understatement to say…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Choosing our Vinyl Flooring

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Choosing our Vinyl Flooring

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By Sara In AZ Have you all been wondering what kind of flooring we chose for the ranch? I must say it was challenging at times to find what we really wanted…..the vinyl came relatively easy…..all the other flooring not so much. We’ll get to the ‘other flooring’ soon, in…

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