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DIY: Decorating Ideas with Apothecary Jars and Kitchen Canisters

Aug 08, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We’ve been using jars and canisters to store kitchen goods for years, but there’s so much more we can do in the name of storage and decor! Canisters and jars were made to be storage solutions and we all love them for that. But they can do a lot more than store flour, dried beans

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How To Video: Decorating with Vintage Travel Wall Decals

Aug 01, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

At Retro Planet, when we see a big blank wall, we think: decorate that sucker! Our art department happens to have a 14-foot wall on one side, so we decided to show you what you can do with a bunch of themed wall decals—in this case, vintage travel decals from Anderson Design Group.    

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Fun Approach to Decorating with Decals: Do a Door

Jul 10, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We might have OD’d on burgers and fries. It’s true that we’re big fans of diner food here at Retro Planet, but that’s not the only reason we decorated these doors with our cool burgers, fries and hot dogs wall decals.  Mainly we just wanted to see if we could do it and how it would

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DIY: Repurposing Old Advertising Ashtrays

Jul 08, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

It’s hard to imagine (or remember, if you’re old enough) how pervasive smoking was in our society not so many years ago. I mean, people smoking in places where if it happened today they would be arrested. Theaters, planes, restaurants, laundromats, and grocery stores all were perfectly ordinary places to light up. And with all

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Vintage Wall Decals as Mouse Pads!

Jul 01, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Decorating with wall decals is an addiction we embrace here at Retro Planet.  Since we started printing them, there’s scarcely a wall, cabinet, or window in the office left un-decaled.  Vintage wall decals can be applied to (and removed from) practically any flat surface in the home or office. Even though our office was bursting with retro

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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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