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Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield M328 Desk Bookcase…….The Definitive Post If You Want To Refinish Heywood Wakefield Furniture Too!

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield M328 Desk Bookcase…….The Definitive Post If You Want To Refinish Heywood Wakefield Furniture Too!

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This post was originally published in 2012 and is my most in-depth post on refinishing Heywood Wakefield furniture. As I posted about various pieces of H-W I had refinished in the past people would leave comments that they’s like to see a step by step process of my refinishing process…..I decided…

Shopping for Antiques in Tucson!

Shopping for Antiques in Tucson!

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By Sara In AZ   Mike and I decided to make a quick day trip to Tucson recently and, of course, we had to stop in at a few antique shops along the way. Let me tell you – the vintage/mid century stuff is getting harder and harder to find!…

Vintage Screen Door Makeover at Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

Vintage Screen Door Makeover at Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo  – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are turning our attention to Mom’s screen door! I was thrilled that the screen door in Mom’s Condo was the original wood door with a wrought iron accent at the bottom, but boy – the poor door was in desperate…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Happy New Year!

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Happy New Year!

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By Sara In AZ   Have a safe and fabulous New Year….and try not to get any drinks poured on your head!       Image Vintage Kodachrome Slide..Ring in the New Year..1962 from seller iloveyoumorephotos…

ALERT! NEW Paper Sleeves For Your Vintage 1950s 1960s Aluminum Christmas Tree Branches!!!!

ALERT! NEW Paper Sleeves For Your Vintage 1950s 1960s Aluminum Christmas Tree Branches!!!!

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By Sara In AZ   I wanted to re-post this in case anyone missed it last month! Is your Aluminum Tree tired, rundown, listless……well, instead of feeding it some Vitameatavegamin you might want to consider getting it some brand NEW paper branch sleeves!!! How many of you out there have…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Wishing You The Most Fabulous Holidays Ever!

Vintage Snappy Saturday – Wishing You The Most Fabulous Holidays Ever!

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By Sara In AZ From everyone here at No Pattern Required, we wish you all the most joyous holiday season….and I hope you all receive every little gift your heart desires!     Image Vintage Photo..Cleanin’ Up on Christmas..1960’s Original Photo from seller iloveyoumorephotos…

New Casement Windows In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

New Casement Windows In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Twenty-eight in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are having two new windows installed in the condo! We really all debated about changing out these windows for a good long time, in the end I think we made the right choice…keeping some of the original steel casement windows and changing…

New Appliances In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

New Appliances In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Twenty-seven in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are buying new appliances for the condo! Probably our easiest job yet!!! We really wanted to go with something retro and colorful, but time was not on our side to find something truly “vintage” and the Big Chill/Northstar appliances were…

Vintage 1961 Western Auto Christmas Catalog

Vintage 1961 Western Auto Christmas Catalog

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By Sara In AZ   I came across this sweet vintage Christmas catalog on eBay a month or so ago and just could not resist sharing it with all of you, especially with Christmas fast approaching! *Click on any picture to enlarge* Vintage 1961 Western Auto Christmas Catalog from seller…

A Vintage Air King Vent Fan Gets A Special ‘Spa Day’ at Mom’s 50s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

A Vintage Air King Vent Fan Gets A Special ‘Spa Day’ at Mom’s 50s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Twenty-six in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are trying to figure out what to do with Mom’s vent fan cover. It had at LEAST 10,000 coats of paint on it…ok, well maybe just 9,000! 🙂  Anyway, we finally figured out what to do with the vent fan…

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