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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 : My Kitchen Curtain Dilemma!

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : My Kitchen Curtain Dilemma!

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By Sara In AZ   The kitchen curtains…..uggghhhhh……this was a thorn in my side for a good long while. We have 2 windows in the kitchen area – one over the sink and one in the breakfast nook. The breakfast nook is partially open to the family room area so…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Mid Century Teak Light Gets a New Lease on Life Here at the Ranch!

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Our Mid Century Teak Light Gets a New Lease on Life Here at the Ranch!

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By Sara In AZ When we first bought the ranch the light hanging above the planter was this cute little copper tone fixture. I thought it was neat but I didn’t really give it much more thought than that back then since there were SO many other things going on…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Searching For A New (Vintage Looking) Family Room Sofa

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Searching For A New (Vintage Looking) Family Room Sofa

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I have been on the hunt for a new vintage look sofa/loveseat for a few months now. We’ve had our current sofa and loveseat for eons and honestly the scale of it is just WAY to big for our family room…..plus we’d like something a bit…

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 : Installing a George Kovacs Cirque “Retro-ish” Ceiling Fan in The Office

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing a George Kovacs Cirque “Retro-ish” Ceiling Fan in The Office

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By Sara In AZ There, I finally said it – ceiling fan. Yeah, you read that right – ceiling fan.  If there ever were two words in the retro decorating world that struck more passion… you either love ‘em or you hate’ ‘em…… “ceiling fan” is probably pretty high up…

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…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing The Original Vintage Window Shutters

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing The Original Vintage Window Shutters

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By Sara In AZ Two bedrooms in our ranch have the original wooden window shutters on the interior side. Mike and I both liked the shutters and wanted to keep them. We were also super happy that we would not have to figure out curtains or other window treatments to…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can We Save Our Vintage American Standard Push Pull Faucets???

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can We Save Our Vintage American Standard Push Pull Faucets???

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By Sara In AZ Some of y’all may remember me commenting on the American Standard Push Pull faucet when I posted images from my vintage American Standard catalog some  months back. Yes, we have those exact same faucets here at the ranch. Cool faucets huh!? Except for when they look…

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