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Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Dining Room

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Dining Room

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By Sara In AZ Here is the dining room window……I know…..it’s a theme right…..PVC for window coverings! Uggghhhh! I seriously could not get them down fast enough! The drapery rod had more brackets and more figuring out in terms of ‘where do we want things’. We put a million pieces…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Master Bedroom

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Master Bedroom

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By Sara In AZ So, last week we installed the kitchen window hardware and curtains…this week we are onto the master bedroom! Here is a peek at the finished result, but let’s take a look at the process. You can see we had the exact same fancy set-up in here…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Kitchen

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Hanging Curtains in the Kitchen

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By Sara In AZ So….whooooo!!!! We are finally hanging the pink atomic curtains Andrea made for me! We had a minor snafu with the original pleater tape shrinking a tad so Andrea was nice enough to basically tackle the entire project for a second time! Go Andrea!!! Grrrrrrrr for shrinking…

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

Time For New Window Fashions–Better Homes and Gardens March 1959

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by Andrea   We’re taking one more peek at the March 1959 issue of Better Homes and Gardens this week to check out some mid-century ideas for your windows.  Let’s have a look!                   What do you think, readers?  I must admit…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing The Original Vintage Window Shutters

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Rehabbing The Original Vintage Window Shutters

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By Sara In AZ Two bedrooms in our ranch have the original wooden window shutters on the interior side. Mike and I both liked the shutters and wanted to keep them. We were also super happy that we would not have to figure out curtains or other window treatments to…

Spotlights Doorglass – Authentic Retro Design For The Vintage Door Lover In All of Us!

Spotlights Doorglass – Authentic Retro Design For The Vintage Door Lover In All of Us!

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By Sara In AZ So, you all know we have been crazy busy working on the retro ranch lately and we’ve also had to make about a zillion decisions about everything from paint colors, to electrical issues, to plumbing work….we’ve also had to make some decisions about doors. Yes, doors.…

New Casement Windows In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

New Casement Windows In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ To be honest, I wasn’t really sure how I felt about replacing 2 windows in the condo – especially an original window. But it kind of had to be done. You’ll see why in a minute. Here is a view of the original window in the…

The Do’s And Don’ts of Authentic 1940’s Window Treatments, Plus Seven Valance Designs!

The Do’s And Don’ts of Authentic 1940’s Window Treatments, Plus Seven Valance Designs!

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By RetroRuth I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Popular Home Decorations at my library book sale recently. Oh man, is this thing filled with great ideas!  It is written by Mary Davis Gillies, who was an Associate Editor at McCall’s Magazine. Popular Home Decorations…

Alex’s Amazing Vintage Cornice Boxes

Alex’s Amazing Vintage Cornice Boxes

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Happy Saturday, everyone! My post for Vintage Crafty Saturdays fell through today, so we are going to have to make do with a picture of Alex’s super cool vintage cornice boxes instead of a craft. That is find with me, because these are cuter than anything I have ever made!…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Making a Vintage Window Cornice Box

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Making a Vintage Window Cornice Box

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For this vintage crafty Saturday, I decided to show you guys someting that I have been wanting to make for my kitchen for a long time.  A cornice box. The only changes I would make from the box that Ruth Wyeth Spears makes is that I wouldn’t add quarter round…