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Lewis Dolin Retro Cabinet Hardware in Six Colors

Lewis Dolin Retro Cabinet Hardware in Six Colors

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By RetroRuth Are you looking for retro hardware for your cabinets? I stumbled upon this hardware by Lewis Dolin on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to share. Unfortunately, I don’t see a place online that carries all of the colors and styles, and it is a bit…

Restoration of a Kitschy Vintage Asian Chalkware Wall Plaque!

Restoration of a Kitschy Vintage Asian Chalkware Wall Plaque!

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By Sara In AZ I am sure by now you all know that I just can’t pass up a piece of kitsch at the thrift store – ESP. if it is cheap! I found this vintage Asian chalkware wall plaque for just $1 and I totally had to bring her home.…

Jo’s Restoration of Her 1957 VW Splitscreen Campervan “Barnabus” – A Guest Post from Tara Gould

Jo’s Restoration of Her 1957 VW Splitscreen Campervan “Barnabus” – A Guest Post from Tara Gould

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Happy Monday to everyone! RetroRuth here. To help you through the first day of the week we have a guest post from Tara Gould from VWHeritage. Tara is here to show off a fantastic restoration of a 1957 VW campervan. I took one look at the photos she sent and…

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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By Sara In AZ Sooooooo, as many of you have already figured out by now I am a sucker for Heywood Wakefield blonde furniture. I am SUCH a sucker for H-W that I always seem to get myself involved in these crazy refinishing projects so I can buy the furniture…

Are They Really Dream Stoves? Yes!

Are They Really Dream Stoves? Yes!

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By RetroRuth Prodded on by the recent post about vintage stove restoration by Aikens Furniture in California, I started doing a little poking around to find some other vintage stove restorers.  And I found some awesome ones!  *Warning: The following sites contain amazing images of breathtaking vintage stoves.  Please view…

Fixing Up Vintage Appliances – Aikens Furniture in L.A.

Fixing Up Vintage Appliances – Aikens Furniture in L.A.

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By RetroRuth I got a great article emailed to me from Tom’s Aunt Pat the other day.  Aunt Pat lives in California, and occasionally sends me links or photos that have to do with mid-century, even though I think my obsession with mid-century is a bit ridiculous to her.  🙂 …

Weekend Projects – Putting Up Atomic Gold Wallpaper

Weekend Projects – Putting Up Atomic Gold Wallpaper

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Hello all!  Hope you are having a great Sunday.  Sorry for the missed post again yesterday, but the internet access here has been really spotty.  To make up for it, here is a slideshow of Hubs and I putting up our atomic wallpaper in the hallway.  Oh Lord!  You know, on the…

Our Next Project – Replacing Lights

Our Next Project – Replacing Lights

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I have been kind of crazy about finding vintage light fixtures recently. I am getting really, really sick of the 80’s replacement lights in our house, and I really want to get back the vintage feel on the ceilings. That’s why I was so pumped last weekend when Hubs and…

Reader Sara’s Refinished Heywood Wakefield Table

Reader Sara’s Refinished Heywood Wakefield Table

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Oh my God!  I got the most amazing email the other day from faithful reader, Sara!  She had mentioned in a comment that she had recently refinished a Heywood Wakefield table, and when I asked her to send me pictures, this is what I got: Hi Ruth,   Here are…

An Amazing Discovery – Vintage Lighting Store

An Amazing Discovery – Vintage Lighting Store

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We stumbled across the most amazing thing this past weekend: Bryden’s Electric & Supply in Bay City, Michigan.  It is a vintage lighting store!  I kid you not. Their entire display floor had vintage lighting in it.  We only saw a couple new lamps, everything else was vintage. It was…