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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Intricacies of Hanging a Large Atomic Shadowbox

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : The Intricacies of Hanging a Large Atomic Shadowbox

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By Sara In AZ We’ve been slow to hang stuff up on the walls over here at the ranch – that is a fact! I guess we just want to make “for sure” for sure where we want everything placed so we don’t have a zillion nail holes to fill…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch: Kitchen Light Quandary

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch: Kitchen Light Quandary

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By Sara In AZ Soooooooo, there’s a nasty little secret over here at the ranch that I haven’t let anyone in on yet…..we have a ceiling fan in the kitchen. Eeps!!!! While this is Arizona and we do love our fans here I do NOT want a ceiling fan in…

Let’s Shop the Flea Market!

Let’s Shop the Flea Market!

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By Sara In AZ Whew, it certainly was a LONG hot summer around here….couple that with tons and tons of  rehabbing on our new/old house and staying ‘inside’ is pretty much what we did all summer long here in Arizona! It’s finally cooling down and now that the rehabbing has settled…

Christmas Kitsch For Sale at Cracker Barrel

Christmas Kitsch For Sale at Cracker Barrel

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I swung into our local Cracker Barrel for dinner recently and, of course, before we left we just had to check out all the new Christmas stuff that was available for sale. Imagine my surprise when I saw they actually had some cute retro-ish…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Doorknob Weirdness

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Doorknob Weirdness

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By Sara In AZ So I guess this post is not so much a ‘rehab’ post……more of a ‘what do you make of this’ type post. We knew when we bought our ranch pretty much everything was original right on down to the door hardware. We hadn’t given the knobs…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Ceiling Light Shades

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Vintage Ceiling Light Shades

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By Sara In AZ Y’all might remember I did a post a while back on some of my recent ‘thrift finds’. This ceiling shade had been one of my recent finds and I stated how excited I was to use it at the ranch. This glass shade was also another…

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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