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Reader Sara’s Refinished Heywood Wakefield Table – Thursday Retro Rewind

Reader Sara’s Refinished Heywood Wakefield Table – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Since Mom’s Time Capsule Condo Series wrapped up last Thursday I thought I’d keep going with the “Retro Rewind” on Thursday’s and re-post some of my other favorite posts from the past. I know we’ve gained so many new readers since my first posts were done on refinishing my Heywood…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Mid Century Landscaping

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Mid Century Landscaping

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By Sara In AZ     So, I’ll bet y’all are wondering…..landscaping in January?! What the? Yes, when fall and winter hit the desert southwest  that is the time to FINALLY get some outdoor projects done! Mike and I have been busily working away to make the outdoor areas of…

Vintage Wallpaper Hidden In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

Vintage Wallpaper Hidden In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post five in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we uncover vintage wallpaper hidden behind the mirror in the bathroom…..I was SO completely excited to see all the different layers of wallpaper and how it evolved throughout the years. My absolute favorite wallpaper in her bathroom is still the original wallpaper – the Daisy ‘Pop-Art’ wallpaper…if only…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can These Kitchen Cabinets Be Saved?

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Can These Kitchen Cabinets Be Saved?

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By Sara In AZ Ok, I’m just going to lay it on the line right here and now – both Mike and I went into this home purchase thinking we’d gut the kitchen in our retro ranch and install our vintage pink and aqua metal kitchen cabinets. We have 2…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Jazzing Up The Master Bedroom Built-In

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Jazzing Up The Master Bedroom Built-In

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Sara In AZ I think I told you all once before that our retro ranch has no shortage of built-ins…..every bedroom has one and there is also a giant one in the hallway and one in the family room. I already showed you all the built-in hutch we restored in…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Repairing Our Vintage Swing Door

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Repairing Our Vintage Swing Door

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By Sara In AZ Last week we saw the restoration of the hutch in the bedroom off of the laundry….this week we have to restore the swing door between the kitchen and the dining room. We really liked this swinging door but the first time we tried to “swing” it…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Repairing and Restoring A Built-In Hutch

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Repairing and Restoring A Built-In Hutch

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By Sara In AZ Little by little things are coming together at the ranch! It’s SO nice to cross completed projects off of the list…..you have no idea! I don’t think I’ve posted any pictures of this bedroom yet – it’s a small bedroom off of the laundry room. These…

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.…

Retro Kitsch For Sale at The Local Salvage Store!

Retro Kitsch For Sale at The Local Salvage Store!

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By Sara In AZ Recently Mike and I had to make a trip to a local building supply ‘salvage’ store called Stardust Building Supplies. Stardust is a lot like Habitat For Humanity ReStore, as they sell various salvaged building supplies. Just like ReStore you never know what you are going…

Our “New” Vintage Formica Kitchen Table

Our “New” Vintage Formica Kitchen Table

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By RetroRuth I am happy to announce that our long search to find a vintage dinette table for our kitchen is almost over. Tom and I have been looking for a classic looking chrome-edged Formica-topped table for a few years now.  Even though we see these tables literally everywhere, it…

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