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Our Fascination with Aliens and UFOs As Reflected in Popular Culture

May 04, 2017 |  Retro Staff No Comments

  Mankind’s belief in extraterrestrial life forms dates back to at least ancient Greece. In more modern times, the fascination with aliens visiting Earth was reawakened in 1897 with the release of H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel, “The War of the Worlds,” in which he described a horrifying alien invasion in southern England. On Halloween

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Filed under: Remember When Tagged with: aliens, home decor, retro movies, retro TV

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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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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Weekend DIY: Framing That Beautiful Gift Wrap

Jan 10, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to take care of that crafty business from that wrapping paper or card you so adore. I typically save the nicest Christmas cards to either remake cards or to make gift tags. I also send off plenty to the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program (kids

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Weekend DIY: Retro Colorize an Old (or new) Fan

Aug 23, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Don’t just rid that tabletop fan of dust bunnies. Make it a part of the room’s decor by turning it pink, or black, or maybe even retro red! Kate Starr shares her notes about this simply brilliant project at Starr Family. And to think, painting a fan never even crossed my mind. The trickiest part

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The LP: Not Just Entertainment…

Mar 16, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Timeless Decor If you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of albums (yes, albums, not CDs) or 45 rpms sitting in the closet or attic, warping and gathering dust. All your favorite bands growing up. The Who and Led Zeppelin, perhaps. Maybe a box filled with Motown acts. Or, like me, pressings of Bowie,

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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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Indoor Portable Fireplaces: Smokeless, Odorless Warmth & Charm

May 02, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

 If you’ve never seen an ethanol fireplace in action, you’re missing out on one of the coolest home decor products around. Ethanol fireplaces stretch the definition of “fireplace,” but what it boils down to is this: A portable fireplace you can put in any room where you want to enjoy the crackle and warmth of

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Filed under: Retro Design Tagged with: fireplaces, home decor