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Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial – Thursday Retro Rewind

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty-two in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are having some fun decorating with starburst stencils! This was a super fun and easy project to do – it just takes some time and patience to make the stencils, but once you get going you will be so happy with…

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

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

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Post Thirty-one in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are trying to decide what to do with Mom’s poorly painted interior doors. It certainly was a dilemma for the ages….did I want to take on yet another refinishing project?! No, I really didn’t, but I felt Like I HAD to…

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

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By Sara In AZ   Sooooooo, I’ve been planning out our hallway bathroom décor….in this bathroom that I re-painted the cabinets in……….. From day one this always was going to be the “poodle” bathroom! We are close to figuring out our tile for the room and I still need to…

Some Cleaning Tips For Vintage Pyrex

Some Cleaning Tips For Vintage Pyrex

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by Andrea   With the popularity of vintage Pyrex growing as a collectible, I am sure a lot of us have come across pieces that looked like they’ve seen better days.  I’ve got a couple of dos and don’ts for you to help you rescue some of the pieces that…

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! …

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

Lampshade Rehab – A Quick and Easy How To

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By Andrea So, I was pretty pleased to come across this sweet mid-century lamp at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.   When I snatched it up, I was originally intending to clean up the shade.  However, upon closer inspection, I discovered that there was a crack in…

Chair Upholstery – A How-To! Part 1: Getting Started

Chair Upholstery – A How-To!  Part 1: Getting Started

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By Andrea I am pleased to report that my cast is off and that means I can finally bring you the chair upholstery tute that I have been promising for half of forever!  Let’s get started!     As seen last week, when I did my chair leg rehab mini-tute,  this…

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…

Tutorial Time! Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

Tutorial Time!  Making Hidden-Tab Style Curtains and Working With Vintage Fabric – Part 2

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by Andrea Last week, we covered some things to look for when purchasing your fabric for your curtains and measuring and cutting out.  Now it’s time to get sewing! First things first, we’re going to take the panel that we cut in half lengthwise and sew it to the other…

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