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DIY Decorating Project: Creating a Fun, Functional Laundry Room

Jul 05, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We recently received photos from a customer named Cindy showing us her completed laundry room renovation and the signs she purchased from us to decorate the finished room. This is the note Cindy sent along with the photos: “LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff.  Following this email will be a few photos from my laundry room

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6 Decorating Tips For Hanging Posters and School Charts

Sep 14, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

One of hottest trends in wall decor today is to display hanging posters. That’d be posters that look a lot like antique school charts, scientific charts and pull down maps—but unlike the old ones, these are brand new and are a lot more affordable. Some of the uses for hanging charts are:     1.

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Cavallini Decorative Wrapping Paper DIY Craft Ideas

Feb 10, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

San Francisco-based stationery company Cavallini is known for its high-quality Italian wrapping paper. We carry over 70 different designs in a wide range of nostalgic themes, such as vintage maps, botanical charts, world travel, Christmas and more. These heavy-duty papers are so durable, you can create beautiful, vintage style wall hangings.     But gifts

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Upcycling Ideas From Savvy Salvagers Pallet Projects

May 26, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Here is a terrific graphic shared with us by Alan Crowe, the owner of Crowes Sawmills based in County Leitrim, Ireland. It illustrates ideas for DIY projects, including upcycling pallets to create beautiful projects for use in every room in your home, as well as outdoors. It’s called “How To Upcycle Every Room in Your

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Vintage Suitcases As Retro Travel Decor

Nov 19, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Repurposing vintage finds into new items is very popular right now, as is using old things in new and unexpected ways. And decorating with vintage luggage is currently one of these great trends. From antique suitcases with leather handles to vinyl versions from the ’50s and ’60s, all types of travel bags are being used

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Skate Crate: A Retro Skateboard Re-imagined

Sep 16, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We came across this old-meets-new business startup, Skate Crate, and just had to share this with you. According to long-time skateboarding enthusiast and Skate Crate founder, Dave Bergthold, this attention grabbing ride-on takes its inspiration from the DIY skateboards kids once constructed from just a wooden fruit crate and a pair of roller-skates. Dating back

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How to Apply Floor Decals

Sep 14, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Floor decals are a great way to add color to a room, convey a message or highlight an entryway. Retro Planet’s unique floor decals are durable and easy to clean. As you can see by this application instruction guide, they’re easy to install. Before Applying Your Floor Decal Best results will be on a smooth flat

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New Videos: How to Install Retro Planet Wall Decals

Aug 13, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Need help installing a Retro Planet wall decal, or just want to see how fun it is to decorate with wall decals?  Check out the fresh new batch of installation videos that just hit the site.  In these videos, the Retro Planet staff teaches you how to apply any kind of wall decal (polyester, vinyl, outdoor decals,

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