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New Retro Chair For Our Living Room!

New Retro Chair For Our Living Room!

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By RetroRuth So, I am happy to introduce a new member of our “living room” family! This cute little chair may not look like much, but it is a critical part of the living room for me. When we found out that we were expecting, I immediately starting looking for…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #1

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – Progress Report #1

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By Andrea We’ve gone full steam ahead, and work has definitely begun on our Westfalia!  I’ve got an update on what I’ve been doing to the interior, and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. These are the fabrics I am going to be working with for the interior.  From…

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

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By RetroRuth I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I glimpsed the barkcloth prints over at Melinamade, I have just been dying to get my hands on them. I mean, come on! Look at some of those prints! Abstract shapes, starbursts, slubs, leaves, amoebas, boomerangs, atoms – they…

Marimekko!

Marimekko!

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Or A Quick History of Marimekko and a Quick Crafty Tutorial By Andrea Marimekko is a Finnish textile company founded in 1951 – they produce everything from housewares to clothing to dinnerware to toys to (my favourite) fabric yardage. Markimekko was made famous in the United States in the 1960s…

Super Secret Project – The FINAL Reveal!

Super Secret Project – The FINAL Reveal!

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By Sara In AZ _________________________________________________________ So I am sure y’all have just been on the edge of your seats wondering, “Which fabric did Sara choose?” Was it the wool boucle? No. Was it the ice blue one? No. Was it this Chartreuse one? No. It WAS this chartreuse fabric that…

Super Secret Project – Fabric FUN Time!

Super Secret Project – Fabric FUN Time!

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By Sara In AZ _____________________________________________________ OK, so I finally have my one armed couch and his little friend. Maybe I should call the little loveseat ‘Bandido’ or something? 🙂 But now I am on the quest for upholstery fabric, specifically vintage upholstery fabric. Remember when I told y’all about finding…

Super Secret Project – REVEALED!!!!

Super Secret Project – REVEALED!!!!

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By Sara In AZ ______________________________________ Better known as: The saga of my search for the one armed couch! This is going to be a 3 part mini-series y’all, so make sure your seats are in the upright and locked position and hang on for the ride! A long time ago in a…

It’s PINK Upholstery Time!

It’s PINK Upholstery Time!

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By Sara In AZ ______________________________________________________________ OK, I have this vintage swivel chair and before y’all get mad at me for re-upholstering this please know the Chartreuse Green was not the original upholstery to this chair. Or, if this was the original fabric, the upholstery job was really poor. Plus, there were stains on…