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Ice Cream Parlor Wall Decor & Recipes

May 13, 2014 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Who can resist a tasty sundae, or a thick, malted milkshake? I’m all about the chocolate soda and the banana split. No matter your favorite flavors of these frozen treats, the ice cream parlor was once the place to go after games, dates and dinner. Most of these parlors from yesteryear are long gone, but

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Retro Designs: Contact Paper

Jan 26, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Looking for an inexpensive and not-so-permanent way to spruce up the kitchen? We found these retro-themed contact sheets that fit the bill. Contact paper is a thick paper with an adhesive that will stick to almost any surface. Since its coated, it’s quite durable and wipes clean easily. I actually used Contact Paper on a

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Designer Takes Lady Gaga Back In Time

Feb 18, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

There’s a big trend these days with graphic designers “retro-fying” modern media. Among the most popular projects was a series of retro ads for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Skype. San Paulo firm Moma Propaganda created the fake ads as part of a “Everything Ages Fast” campaign for Maximidia Seminars. You can see the social future

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Totally Retro: Pool House Goes Back to 1955

Oct 23, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Here’s an awesome find we stumbled across at Retro Renovation – a pool house modeled with pure retro in mind. Built just this year, Nancy’s little getaway screams “I’m so retro!” right down to a custom styling of the front of the dishwasher. From wall decor and knick knacks to the flooring, it would be

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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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Design Inspiration at our Pinterest Boards

Sep 05, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

If you’re looking for retro design inspirations, be sure to visit our Pinterest board: Unique Retro Decor & Design Ideas. There you’ll find more than 200 images of kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms. Some have retro touches and others are all out vintage. Have you stumbled across a great retro board on Pinterest? We’d

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1950s Exterior Paint Colors

Sep 04, 2012 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

In the 1950s, Americans were ready to enjoy prosperity in simple forms. The war was over, and people set out to build smaller homes and adorn them with brighter colors. At the least, many homeowners updated the exterior of their houses with new paint colors that reflected the country’s newfound optimism. In later years, we

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Small Dancing Theater Snack Signs

Aug 25, 2012 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

If you’ve been looking for the cutest snack signs to display in your home theater, kitchen or kids area, these little dancing theater signs are simply adorable. Made of heavy steel with cool, retro artwork, they’ll add the perfect touch of nostalgia. Okay, they’ll make you hungry, too! What makes these guys so cute is

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