Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of Bella Pamella vintage style aprons — Adult + Child

vintage apronsI recently bought a bunch of Bella Pamella vintage-design aprons to send as gifts to our new BFFs at Wilsonart following the launch of our new laminate collection. Oh happy day (photo below.) Not only are these aprons sweet, but I really use aprons like this — they are functional! So I got to thinking, how about asking Pam — the Pam of Bella Pamella — if she’d like to contribute an apron for our next giveaway. She jumped on it — and hey, offered a two-fer: This giveaway includes two aprons — one adult- + a matching mini-sized, for a youngster. Heck yeah there is more →

Update: 4 designs – 29 colors of boomerang laminate now on the market

retro boomerang laminateNow that our Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® collection of seven color ways of boomerang laminates is officially available, we thought it a good time to update our core one-stop-shopping resource story about all the boomerang laminates in the market today. We now calculate four different designs — in 29 different colorways — of boomerang laminate. This is all in an effort to make it as easy as possible for you to find the boomerang laminate countertop of your dreams — and hooray for all of these wonderful choices! Heck yeah there is more →

AGA colorful ranges and a retro kitchen at KBIS

Colorful appliancesWhen we walked the show floor at KBIS 2016, Pam and I noticed right away that there were a lot of booths that were almost entirely white, grey and beige. So when we spotted the colorful AGA stoves booth, it was a breath of fresh air with big smiling lollipop sprinkles on top. Color, color and more color — plus, they even had a retro inspired kitchen setup. Oh happy day!Heck yeah there is more →

Adventures in Remodeling & the cost of “unobtainium” — Donna and Steve’s 1957 bathroom

vintage aqua bathroomDonna and Steve waited 18 months after moving into their 1957 ranch home before tackling the renovation of their main bathroom. The original soft blue-green Rheem-Richmond tub and toilet were in great shape and could be reused, but they would need a matching vintage sink, new wall and floor tile, and a new vanity. So a gut remodel — which ended up including a memorable adventure to the famous World of Tile liquidation sale — was in order. Of course, Adventures in Remodeling don’t usually come cheap — and we get Donna’s hilarious calculation: The cost of “unobtainium” — we love it!Heck yeah there is more →