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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : I Finally Got the Bullet Planter of My Dreams!

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : I Finally Got the Bullet Planter of My Dreams!

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By Sara In AZ   I guess this post isn’t that much of a “rehab” post…. it’s probably more of a decorating post when all is said and done! Some of you might remember this picture  from a post I did last year on my Dining Room. I had a…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Last week we were left with this as the final picture in Part 1 of the curtain making extravaganza….. …..two big heaps of barkcloth fabric. I bought the fabric on close-out from Full Swing Textiles. This is a fabulous barkcloth fabric…..very heavy and thick…how I wish…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Let’s Make Some Insanely HUGE Retro Atomic Barkcloth Curtains for the Living Room – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ OK, so…sheets in the front window. I know, I know – it’s really not the statement I wanted to make to the neighborhood but what’s a girl to do when atomic barkcloth is SO hard to find in mass quantity?! So the window has been like…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Dining Room

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Dining Room

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By Sara In AZ Here is the dining room window……I know…..it’s a theme right…..PVC for window coverings! Uggghhhh! I seriously could not get them down fast enough! The drapery rod had more brackets and more figuring out in terms of ‘where do we want things’. We put a million pieces…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Master Bedroom

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Master Bedroom

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By Sara In AZ So, last week we installed the kitchen window hardware and curtains…this week we are onto the master bedroom! Here is a peek at the finished result, but let’s take a look at the process. You can see we had the exact same fancy set-up in here…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Kitchen

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Kitchen

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By Sara In AZ So….whooooo!!!! We are finally hanging the pink atomic curtains Andrea made for me! We had a minor snafu with the original pleater tape shrinking a tad so Andrea was nice enough to basically tackle the entire project for a second time! Go Andrea!!! Grrrrrrrr for shrinking…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

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by Andrea   If you’ve been following along with this series (Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed them), know that we’re just about to put the pleats in our curtains!  Let’s get started.   At the end which we didn’t sew over, you’ll have some free strings.  You’re…

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…

Help! Opinions Needed From NPR Readers!

Help!  Opinions Needed From NPR Readers!

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by Andrea I did it!  I finally found some awesome vintage barkcloth for drapes in my living room! I loved this print because the turquoise matches my walls perfectly, I like the grey and I think the pink is going to be a fun new accent colour to play with. However,…

1940’s Window Treatments for Unusual Windows – 11 Ideas with Illustrations

1940’s Window Treatments for Unusual Windows – 11 Ideas with Illustrations

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By RetroRuth I am excited to bring you guys today’s post, because today we have more solutions for window treatments in your 1940’s home from Popular Home Decorations by Mary Davis Gillies.  Interesting or different window treatments always fascinate me, so I must say that I was very excited to…

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