New source for retro barkcloth — 27 patterns, 68 colorways, from Diamondhead Fabrics

retro barkclothThese days, finding barkcloth to use for window treatments, pillows and other fabric accents can be a difficult and expensive endeavor. The price of vintage barkcloth continues to rise, and it’s very difficult to find enough vintage yardage for larger projects. That’s why we were pleased to discover another source for mid-century style barkcloth  — Diamondhead Fabrics. This barkcloth is made by Big Kahuna Fabrics in Hawaii, but it’s Diamondhead Fabrics where you can actually buy it online. Heck yeah there is more →

Midcentury modern doors galore inside Mike and Lindsey’s House of Good Taste

midcentury home remodelHOGT-graphicWe’re in the home stretch of our series chronicling Mike and Lindsey’s Edward Durell Stone ‘House of Good Taste’ remodel. In this seventh installment, the couple tease us one last time with a few ‘project in progress’ shots as they work on the finishing touches before they move into their mid-century modern dream house. Today, let’s see how the woodwork, door installation and painting turned out.Heck yeah there is more →

Pam’s 200 Saved Searches — updated daily

ebay-200-button100sFLOWER235I have 200 Saved Searches on ebay, and every morning I scour them for the top items that I think (1) might be helpful to you in completing your Retro Renovation projects, (2) may be deals if you are a collector, or (3) are just plain doggone wonderful or odd. I’m not saying they are all necessary great buys or anything — do your own research! Disclosure: We may earn a spiff from ebay if you buy anything — this is part of how we keep the blog boat afloat.Heck yeah there is more →

Win Jenn Ski’s mid-century modern coloring books designed for grown-ups

This giveaway sponsored by Rockport Publishers

midcentury coloring booksYesterday we reviewed three midcentury modern color books for adults, designed by artist and illustrator Jenn Ski and published by Rockport Publishers. To follow up — this giveaway! One reader will win the complete series, three coloring books — Mid-Century Modern Animals and Mid-Century Modern Patterns, and my personal favorite, Mid-Century Modern Mania. That’s 90 pages of mid-century coloring fun — see instructions below and enter now. Heck yeah there is more →

Mid-century modern coloring books for adults — new from Jenn Ski

This story and a giveaway tomorrow
sponsored by Rockport Publishers

retro midcentury coloring bookArtist and illustrator Jenn Ski is a longtime friend of the blog, and now this creative dynamo has a new project in the market: three mid-century modern coloring books — “a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers.” Published by Rockport Publishers, the “Just Add Color” coloring books include Mid-Century Modern Mania, Mid-Century Modern Animals and Mid-Century Modern Patterns. Heck yeah there is more →

Jacqueline and Glen return a 1970s harvest gold stove to its original glory

vintage stoveJacqueline-and-Glen250Jacqueline and hubby Glen have tracked down some impressive vintage goodies on Craigslist in the past — but their latest find really struck gold — Harvest Gold, that is. When the couple needed to replace the selectively operational 27 inch GE stove in their new 1972 ranch home, they thought they had found an almond-colored replacement. However, after some detective work and a bottle of Citristrip, it turned out their kitchen had a colorful new treasure. Heck yeah there is more →