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Why 24×36 Are Two Of the World’s Most Famous Measurements

Jan 25, 2014 |  Retro Staff No Comments

I don’t much care how popular digital picture frames are. And, I’ve never been a big fan of screen savers or wallpaper, no matter how big a monitor occupies one’s desk. I’ve always been a poster guy. Even now, without being able to see? I still am. Couple of years ago, when I was redoing

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Wall Decals, Transfers and Murals: Damage-Free Retro Decor

Oct 13, 2013 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

Decorating the walls of the home or office doesn’t have to require a hammer, or hard labor. While tin signs and posters are great for decorating, they limit your options if you don’t want to pound holes in the walls—something renters and dorm dwellers may not be able to do.  I certainly wouldn’t want you

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Wall Decal Clocks Make for Easy, Unique Design

Sep 30, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Looking for a neat way to display the time on the wall? Check out these wall decal clocks, inspired by vintage and retro modern design. The designs are easy-to-apply vinyl decals, and the slim clock element runs off a single AA battery. They’re removable and reusable, which means you can move your clock to another

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Southern Hospitality Wall Decor

Sep 26, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Decorating the home and business shouldn’t cost a fortune. I’m a stickler for finding decor that represents your interests while not breaking the bank. And, having lived in the deep South for a decent portion of my life, I’m officially in love with classic Southern sayings, humor and color schemes. So when a new line

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Instant Decor: Retro Wall Decals

Sep 21, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

If you’re seeking a less permanent and easier solution to wall art decor, look no further than Retro Planet’s new line of removable wall decals. Unlike large framed pieces, wall decals are lightweight and no screws or bolts are necessary. They’re an inexpensive way to add instant splashes of color to any room. Don’t confuse

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Retro Planet’s Pride and Joy: VersaCAMM VS-540!

Sep 20, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

No, it’s not a retro machine. But, if you’ve noticed our new line of removable wall decals, this is how we make them. That’s right, the 400+ items launched in the last several weeks are not only designed in the US, they’re printed right in New Hampshire with US-made products. We’d like to introduce you

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Weekend DIY: Upcycling Cookie Sheets into Memo Boards

Aug 30, 2013 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

I love simple projects that make a great impact, especially in the kitchen or laundry room. If you have an old, shallow baking pan, you can easily make it a functional part of your home decor. From painting to lining with fabric, these metal pans can be quickly transformed into magnetic memo boards. I found

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How To: Painting Retro DIY Metal Word Signs

Mar 11, 2013 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Retro Planet’s new line of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) typography signs are definitely unique. These original signs bear words like “kitchen,” “bath,” “cupcakes,” and “laundry”, and are great for do-it-yourselfers and creative people. You can paint a sign to match existing decor or just go wild with patterns and custom techniques. Crafty person that I am, I took

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Giant Superhero Wall Decals

Oct 03, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Superhero fans unite! These new wall decals featuring our favorite comic book characters are nothing short of spectacular. They’re colorful and big, and make great centerpieces and accents to that superhero themed kids room, office or man cave. The Batman measures 42″ wide by 33″ high, making it suitable to apply at floor level or

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Weekend DIY: Teacup Upcycling

Jul 27, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Upcycling is a great way to introduce vintage wares into modern designs. Whether working with broken pieces, or simply displaying grandma’s collection differently, this method of recycling items is quite popular. At Manolo for the Home, you’ll find ways to repurpose old teacups. Our favorite is this teacup clock, but there’s some other great designs,

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