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

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

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Post Thirteen in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are finally getting flooring!!!  It was such a blast choosing the flooring for Mom’s condo – she wasn’t afraid of a little color! We, unfortunately, had some hiccups with the VCT installation so I DEFINITELY recommend hiring someone who knows his trade and get…

Removing the Flooring In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

Removing the Flooring In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post six in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series…..the removal of the flooring. Ugh. This was seriously the most horrible thing we did at the condo I kid you not. All the dust wreaked havoc on us and we were sick for a good while after we finished up the flooring…

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (part 2)

To Make An Old Kitchen Young–Better Homes and Gardens February 1955 (part 2)

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by Andrea   Did you enjoy the 50’s kitchen eye candy last Wednesday?  I’ve got some more fantastic kitchen inspiration from the same spread, let’s take a look! (Click on any of the pictures for a larger view)   I don’t normally think of a more country-style kitchen as a…

Awesome Products For The Home–Circa 1956

Awesome Products For The Home–Circa 1956

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by Andrea   There’s nothing that makes me wish I could time travel more than when I see the fantastic ads in old magazines – all of the ads here are from the March 1956 issue of American Home.   I would gladly settle for either one of these bathrooms…

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…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Cleaning and Polishing the Terrazzo Floors

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Cleaning and Polishing the Terrazzo Floors

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By Sara In AZ What was the very, very first thing I saw the first time we ever toured the ranch? It was this…….the beautiful terrazzo flooring in the entry. I was speechless to say the least…..and our agent (who had arrived before us to tour the home) said she…

Time Capsule Home With Geneva Cabinets and Original Details At Recent Estate Sale

Time Capsule Home With Geneva Cabinets and Original Details At Recent Estate Sale

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By RetroRuth I have to say, this time I was much better at reading my notes to myself about upcoming estate sales!!! This great sale was right around the corner from me, and this time I made sure we didn’t miss it.  On Saturday morning, I grabbed my camera and…

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