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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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Filed under: DIY & Upcycling Tagged with: DIY, flooring

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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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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