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IKEA HEMNES Dresser Hack: Retro Decals

Jul 18, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

IKEA’s simple, affordable furniture offers tons of upcycling possibilities. For example, you could use the HEMNES three-drawer dresser merely for storage—or you could turn it into an artistic statement with our HEMNES dresser graphics! These graphics are a simple IKEA hack that let you add your own personal decorating touch to your dresser. Each design

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1960s Design: Modern White Seating

Sep 15, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

I’m a sucker for AMC’s Mad Men, and I’ve always adored dark wood office furniture. But there’s something about Roger Sterling’s modern white office, with its trippy walls and orange and green throw pillows, that just tickles my fancy. I’d love to have a space like this, though it would most certainly have to include

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A Space Invaders Couch!

Mar 27, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Back in the early 1980s, I pumped a lot of coins into the Space Invaders game at the arcade in Vernon, CT, frantically blasting wave after wave of marching, pixelated aliens. Shooting them was cool – but sitting on them will be even cooler! Behold the Retro Alien Couch, a super sofa made just for

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Weekend DIY: Turn a Cheap Nightstand into Retro Glory

Sep 21, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

There are thousands of online images of “retro-ized” furniture made from cheap, put-together or Ikea furniture. But we think Craft Habit’s Meagan shows a stellar example and easy instructions. If you’ve been putting off visiting estate sales and antique shops because you’re on a budget, here’s a great way to turn just about anything into

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Weekend DIY: Refinish Old Folding Chairs

Sep 14, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

If you’re like us, there are some old metal folding chairs sitting in the garage you’ve pretty much retired to outdoor use only. You might not know that refinishing them – in retro glory – is actually a simple process. And we found Christine Wisnieski’s walk-through at Design for Mankind to be nothing short of

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