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New Grout AND A New Toilet in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

New Grout AND A New Toilet in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Sixteen in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are still in the bathroom….cleaning the grout this time! This bathroom is the ONLY bathroom in the condo so we knew we had to get it “right”! Looking back at my pictures I’ll just bet that Mom was terrified when we first started…

Bathroom Craziness In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

Bathroom Craziness In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Fifteen in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are working on the tub spout! Yes, this post is ALL about the tub spout! I am sure you are all stunned that I managed to do an ENTIRE post on a tub spout, but just you wait and see….it is a pretty…

Installing A New Bathroom Light in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

Installing A New Bathroom Light in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Fourteen in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are installing a new light in the bathroom!  The bathroom REALLY needed a better light as it only had a fixture with one lone bulb….and who knows what happened to the glass cover!  The new light was just the right equation of ‘brightness’ and ‘retro’…

Vintage Wallpaper Hidden In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

Vintage Wallpaper Hidden In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post five in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we uncover vintage wallpaper hidden behind the mirror in the bathroom…..I was SO completely excited to see all the different layers of wallpaper and how it evolved throughout the years. My absolute favorite wallpaper in her bathroom is still the original wallpaper – the Daisy ‘Pop-Art’ wallpaper…if only…

1950s Time Capsule Condos That Were Gutted………….UUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! – Thursday Retro Rewind

1950s Time Capsule Condos That Were Gutted………….UUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Here is the second post I did in the ‘Time Capsule Condo” series. I debated if I should run this one again since it does not technically deal with the “rehab” of Mom’s  condo. In the end though, I thought it would be interesting to show (once again) how different the…

Mom’s Kitschy 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind!

Mom’s Kitschy 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind!

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Hey everyone, I was looking through the archives and stumbled across my Mom’s condo series – can you believe it’s been almost FIVE years since I posted about my Mom’s time capsule condo?! Crazy isn’t it! Mike and I had a blast re-habbing the condo for my Mom – and…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Mesa, AZ

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Mesa, AZ

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By RetroRuth Today we have the snazziest 1970s house I have ever seen. This home is located at 1222 W Mountain View Dr. in Mesa, AZ.  It was built in 1973 and has had the same owner since 1979.  The asking price is $349,900 and the listing agent is Shirley…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor–Midland, MI

Won’t You Be My Neighbor–Midland, MI

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By RetroRuth Today we have a local Michigan house! This home is located at 1309 Helen St. in Midland, MI.  It was built in 1951 and the asking price is $279,000.  It is listed by Ayre/Rheinhart.   COUNTRY CLUB RANCH is spacious and backs up to a park! Beautiful home…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor–Santa Ana, CA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor–Santa Ana, CA

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By RetroRuth Today we have a very fancy home brought to our attention by reader Brandon!   This home is located at 2402 North Park Blvd in Santa Ana, California.  It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is approximately 2300 sq. ft.  It was built in 1950 and the…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Oregon, Wisconsin

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Oregon, Wisconsin

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By RetroRuth This week we have another great home, once again from Nancy (and Kim!) from the Facebook group Mid-Century Modern Real Estate Worldwide. This home is a really pretty one and, from what I can tell, is Kim’s family’s home! This home is located at 686 N Oak Street…

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