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Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

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By Sara In AZ   So, what’s a girl to do when she loves poodles and would love with all her heart to have a poodle themed purse?! Well, make one – of course! I have a few vintage poodle appliques just lying around so I thought – why not…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing Vent Fans with New Old Stock Chrome Covers in the Bathrooms!

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Installing Vent Fans with New Old Stock Chrome Covers in the Bathrooms!

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By Sara In AZ   Ok, wow! This is a very long, drawn out project…..this project started way before we even moved into the retro ranch! SO K-Razy!!! Here is the story. None of the bathrooms here at the ranch have a vent fan…not one single one. All of the…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Front Door Restoration

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Front Door Restoration

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By Sara In AZ   So, we have this front door. A solid wood front door. It’s a secret I’ve been hiding….but we’ll just bust that little secret wide open right here and now! It is the original front door from the 1960s…the decorative flower like designs match the built-in…

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Throw Pillow!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Throw Pillow!

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By Sara In AZ   OK, sooooooo……I found this teeny-tiny scrap of fabric at the thrift store a while back and I could not leave it behind…..but what to do with it….what to do? I loved the atomic design so I thought – why not make a pillow! I washed…

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…

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield Encore Night Stands – Thursday Retro Rewind

Refinishing Our Heywood Wakefield Encore Night Stands – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Continuing on with re-posting my Heywood Wakefield refinishing series…….we are refinishing a set of Heywood Wakefield Encore Night Stands this week! I scored these pieces of H-W at an antique store in Texas! These night stands were actually for sale with an entire bedroom set…a headboard and a high and low dresser.…

Time To Say Goodbye to Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…The Final Wrap Up – Thursday Retro Rewind

Time To Say Goodbye to Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…The Final Wrap Up – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty-five in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we have come to the end of the road….again.   It is hard to believe I originally posted this series 5 years ago, back in 2012……where o where does the time go?! I wanted to let all of you know that Mom…

A Vintage ‘New Old Stock’ Nulco Light Is Installed At Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

A Vintage ‘New Old Stock’ Nulco Light Is Installed At Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty-three in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are tackling an easy project this week….changing out the outdoor light! All I had to do was shop on eBay, buy, and install……whew, I think I needed a break from all the “intense” projects so I was thrilled we could have…

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…

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