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My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 2)

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By Andrea So, last Wednesday I covered the removal of the old pop top tent, and sewing of the new one. In this post, I am going to cover the install. First off – my helpful tip. Make sure when you are getting ready to attach your tent, put it…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – A Tutorial: Sewing Your Own And Replacing Your Pop Top Tent (Part 1)

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By Andrea This post should almost be subtitled “Sometimes I Impress Myself With My Own Skills”, but really this was way easier to do than I expected. The tent on our Westi had definitely seen better days. It had been patched numerous times before, one window had been removed, and…

Mid-Century Up an Ikea Chair – A Mini Tute

Mid-Century Up an Ikea Chair – A Mini Tute

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By Andrea I know there are some mid-century purists out there who are not fans of Ikea furniture, however I am not one of them. I think with a little creativity, you can make all kinds of furniture work in your mid-century home. This is Ella’s chair. It’s the child’s…

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…

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

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By RetroRuth Wow! We got some awesome entries for our “Odds ‘N Ends” contest!  It was really, really hard to pick the three finalists, but after lots of thinking, discussing, thinking, arguing and then more thinking, we have it narrowed down to these three (which are in no particular order!):…

Sneak-Peek of My Mid-Century Modern Folded Paper Wreath

Sneak-Peek of My Mid-Century Modern Folded Paper Wreath

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By RetroRuth I am hard at work on my latest Christmas craft project; a fun Mid-Century Modern folded-paper Christmas wreath. I found the idea in a 1958 Better Homes & Gardens magazine, but I changed around the directions a bit and came up with a slightly easier method. But the…

A Tufted Tute Part II – How To Put the Tuft in Your Tufted Pillow!

A Tufted Tute Part II – How To Put the Tuft in Your Tufted Pillow!

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By Andrea This week, I am bringing you  Part II of my tufted pillow tutorial. If you missed Part I, making a pillow with shirred sides, you can check it out here. Now – on to the buttons! You will need two circles or fabric that are twice the diameter…

A Tufted Tute – How To Make Tufted Pillows!

A Tufted Tute – How To Make Tufted Pillows!

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By Andrea This week, I am bringing you a tutorial for tufted pillows, with shirred sides. I am making mine round, however, you can also use this same technique for a square pillow as well. Since this post ending up being so huge, I am going to show you how…

Small Ideas For Vintage Fabric

Small Ideas For Vintage Fabric

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Or Andrea’s Fun-Filled Mini-Projects! By Andrea I am a total sucker for vintage fabric. I have a hard time passing it up when I come across it. However, as nice as it would be to find yards and yards of vintage fabric, the fact is that often, the pieces of…

Your Vintage Princess Phone – A Cleaning And Repair Tutorial

Your Vintage Princess Phone – A Cleaning And Repair Tutorial

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By Dave Let’s say your hanging out in your living room, on the world’s greatest Heywood-Wakefield two tier end table from 1956  that’s right next to that great Danish Modern eight foot long sofa. Or maybe you’re more like me and you have some pretty decent mid-century stuff even though…

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