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Weekend DIY: No-Sew Curtains

Sep 07, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Curtains can add a great splash of color to any room. Retro modern patterns can help transform that blah living room into a timeless getaway. Unfortunately, quality curtains are pricey, and usually it’s hard to find the exact design we want. Enter: No-Sew curtains you can make on a Saturday afternoon. And Kirsten Nieman over

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Weekend DIY: Giant Wall Picture for Under $15

Aug 31, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

From Sugar Bee Crafts comes an awesome tutorial for creating and displaying a giant picture. This project is great for showing off those retro memories – photos of your childhood, your favorite place or family reunions. With so many outlets offering canvas prints and slicks of your favorite photographs, pricing is getting competitive. Still, we

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Weekend DIY: Colored Jars

Aug 24, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  4 Comments

If you have a handful of old mason jars – or even jelly jars (anything glass will work) – here’s an easy project that will add a great splash of color to any room. Krista at Blue Eyed Yonder explains the simple and inexpensive process. Don’t have vintage jars? Standard mason jars haven’t changed much

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Weekend DIY: Suitcase Table

Aug 17, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

What’s not to love about upcycling vintage suitcases? There are plenty of ways to display these gems, but functional furniture is always a plus! Stacie Grissom tells all in her post about creating an awesome table out of a slanted case, which is a bit more challenging than just plopping a flat suitcase atop an

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Weekend DIY: Sunburst Mirror

Aug 03, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Sunburst mirrors add a great splash of retro design to living rooms, entryways and bedrooms. The Brilliant Wall Mirror is a highly-rated piece of retro decor, but for those of you wanting something homemade, look no further than Janell Beals’ do-it-yourself project, using painted craft branches. Supplies and tools are quite simple – she used

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Weekend DIY: Upcycling Vintage Food Cans

Jul 20, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

If you have some old cans lying around – especially from the ’30s to ’60s, Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn has found some great ideas for turning them into something spectacular. From creating great lighting effects to retro-decorative storage, her blog features 50 crafts for repurposing old product packaging. Among our favorite

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Weekend DIY: Clothespin Bag

Jul 06, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some used a coffee can with a wire handle hooked into drilled holes. Some used an old pillow case. Some wore an apron with pockets. And many used a bag specifically designed for storing clothespins. These vintage bags were often styled after a woman’s blouse and apron or a little girl’s dress, and featured a

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