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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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