479 photos of readers’ homes, projects, decor & more: Uploader is “on”: Share your photos, too!

vintage stoveUpdate: Uploader is now closed, and wow! Readers uploaded 479 photos. Grab a cuppa, sit back — and enjoy! Thanks, everyone, for uploading! Howdy hudee, it’s our first photo uploader of 2014. No narrow focus for this one, I say: Just strut your stuff! No particular topic for this one — reader’s choice. Let’s see your latest completed projects… your thrifty finds… pulled-together rooms or lovely vignettes… the architectural features in your house… whatever feature or fixture or furnishing inside your house, or out, that has you giddy, at this moment. Above: Pat’s vintage stove. She says, “Hubby repaired my 1950’s stove, almost wasn’t able to fix it, am I glad he did, I love it!” We, too! 

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  1. Stacia says

    I LOOOOVE that mint green toilet and Crane sink and what a fabulous and beautiful tile floor in that same bathroom. <3

  2. says

    I LOVE the weekend uploaders! This one has so much great stuff.
    Julia B., that’s my dream hamper!!! Nick Armadillo, all I can say is that I’m insanely jealous! Diane in CO, I love your office re-do! What a great space. Also, MidModMich, you have a beautiful home. Thanks everyone for sharing. 😉

    • says

      Stephanie from Columbus, OH – I’m in OH, too, and I love the pictures your posted. What a gorgeous space! Elisabeth from Canada – ditto!

      • Stephanie says

        Thank you! House was marketed as a tear down! This site has been a great resource to me. Steered me to VCT and pionite laminate for the kitchen. Plus, the courage to go against the conventional ‘updates’ and simply freshen up what is already here.

  3. MCM J. says

    I bought a 1969 3 bedroom 1-1/2 bath raised ranch 4-1/2 years ago and have been looking at this site for inspiration to restore it. The previous owners did a horrible job with a number of renovations. I grew up in a house similar to it and I love the flow.

    Although the main bathroom is a beige brown, the style of the pink vanity is exactly the inspiration I have been looking for to replace the mismatched vanity and sink.

    Thank you everyone for sharing!

  4. TappanTrailerTami says

    Oh my….so much FUN in this uploader! And in no particular order…

    1. Jodi B: I have the same kitchen cart, LOVE the swoopy curvy sexy chrome! I paid $90 for mine at an antique shop and about died doing it, but have never regretted it since!

    2. I could die and go to heaven in the Rice Museum….what a place, love the kitchen cabinetry – that wood is beyond swoon worthy! Thank you to whoever posted those pictures! Same with the Eisenhower photos!

    3. Ms. Turquoise Buffet Owner (Janet I think): turquoise is the new green, as in serious green-ness with envy-ness! GREAT piece!

    4. MidModMich – just WOW. The whole house, but the railing takes the cake!

    5. I need the Annenberg Estate yard and pond – amazing! Thank you to the poster of those photos.

    6. 1949 Brick Home Owner (exterior shot) – DARLING! Love your house!

    7. White Custom-by-Husband Cabinets – those are just beautiful, love your whole kitchen!

    8. Pam – thanks for the uploader and burning up at least a couple hours of my morning, haha! LOVE this blog!

    • Janet in CT says

      Thanks, Tami, I love my turquoise buffet too! And I too could spend all day long looking at the photos. So much to look at and enjoy, and the kitchen redos are just wonderful! Pam, the uploaders sure are alot of fun!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Tami! We have loved almost every aspect of the renovation, and look forward to many years here 🙂 I keep telling my husband he missed his artistic calling – the railing really is incredible!

  5. Mikey says

    The Lambretta, Home in Dallas and 1958 Philco record are mine. Sorry I forgot to put my name on them.

  6. linoleummy says

    You guys are a GOLDMINE here! You have SO much super cool to-die-for stuff, providing way more ideas & inspiration on this one page than I’ve seen in the last couple years anywhere!

  7. Candice Everage says

    Elisabeth from Canada, LOVE your awesome thrift store find! Your chairs match our barstools we got for a steal at a garage sale last summer-do you have any info on your table or chairs? Brand, style #, etc? Any info would be greatly appreciated! What a sweeeeeeet set! 😉

    • Elisabeth says

      Hi Candice,
      I have to ask my husband for information (I’m currently not in Canada). I’ll keep you posted anyway !

        • Elisabeth says

          My info : for the chairs, written on the tags under the seats is “Liberty Furniture Industries Limited, 241 Snidercroft Road, Concord, Ontario”.
          For the table, stamped under the table top is “Samton Metal Equipment Company, Montréal, Canada”.
          Hope it ‘ll help !
          Using these chairs, I found out how convenient swivel chairs in a kitchen can be !!

  8. mrspetunia says

    Brian Landreville, love your simple kitchen redo! It looks so fresh and inviting. Hannah, that quilted bedspread is to die for and at only 50 bucks, a complete steal! It’s been so much fun gawking at everyone’s photos. What a hoot!

    • pam kueber says

      Everything that’s come in has been approved. Can you try again – be sure to put your name ‘rach’ is fine in the description, and I’ll reply back here when I approve it. However – it’s late here, I’m going to sleep now! I’ll watch for it in the morning!

      Also, try clearing your cache – it may be in there and you just aren’t seeing it because of caching…. Can’t wait to see — mint & pink, yum!

  9. says

    Love the “cookie monster” groovy round blue velvet bed. But that out-of-sight graphic “do your thing” “not now darling” basement bathroom wallpaper is pure mod-dreamy-retro-love!

  10. amy pie says

    So much fun to see my own photos amongst everyone else’s, but somehow, the caption under my dinette turned “wish list” into “wuss list”. I’ve never heard of a wuss list! Danged auto-correct! Wish I had that red car!!!

    • pam kueber says

      I was wondering about that! When I get a moment, I will go find the photo in the database and fix it. Hey, Amy Pie, you got it goin’ on! LOVE that dinette! LOVE LOVE LOVE

      • amy pie says

        Thanks Pam! I spotted that dinette on Etsy last spring and had it shipped from Seattle, along with the brasilia hutch, table and chairs from a seller in Tacoma. I got the Brasilia cart from Becky at Circa Berkshires. There is a 4th chair for the dinette missing a screw that held the back on so I pulled it out of the room before taking the photo, and the table came with 2 leaves. It reminds me of the ladies in the apartment building I grew up in and their Friday night Mah Jong games. So far all the furniture in the house is vintage except for 2 occasional tables, a desk and a chair. And isnt it amazing what auto-correct does to a sentence? In one of my photos it changed “flokati rugs” to “floating rugs”. I guess it knows better than we do :).

        • linoleummy says

          Hee hee, wuss list! Def had me scratching my head, and floating rug I thought was prob in MCM lingo that everyone but me understood. Love yr kitchen Amy-pie!

          • amy pie says

            It sure made me giggle, linoleummy! I’d kinda like to get on one of those floating rugs and float on out of this office sometimes ;). When the kitchen is done-done I will share photos. However, I need to buy a pool robot first so I think my “wuss list” will have to wait a bit longer to be fulfilled, lol.

  11. Jonny says

    So much radness, my mind isn’t able to process it all! Tube TV’s my favorite!

    I’m not seeing the MidModMitch railing that everyone seems to love so much, what picture is it?

  12. Lauryn says

    Been so busy, I’ve been missing out on all the fun, but oh my word, Pat, is that a 30″ vintage stove??? I would love to find a stove that size for our kitchen, but they are so hard to find. Tell me, tell me what is the model and where ever did you find it?

  13. Julie says

    I’m dying to know the melon accent wall color in Lynn from St Louis’s 1960s ranch living room (photo 156)! Gorgeous 🙂

  14. Kelly Wittenauer says

    Love all those T-birds – partial to the ’66, as my parents had one in turquoise. My fave of several cool cars they had thru the years.

    Erik, the surfboard coffee table is gorgeous.

    Lynne, your breakfast room is stunning.

    MidModMich, you have a most excellent house.

    Roundhouse Sarah, If my dentist office looked like that, I wouldn’t mind waiting. Do you seek out services with round buildings to do business with?

    • Roundhouse Sarah says

      Haha no not quite : ) There just happens to be these 2 other awesome MCM round buildings in town and I figured why not. I mean, I kind of have to. It was funny explaining to my previous dentist that I was leaving for ‘architectural reasons’ but she thought it was funny enough. Now why are there 3 retro round buildings in lake charles? I guess it goes with our new city slogan ‘keep LC quirky’ (pretty much ripping off Austin’s slogan). But it fits lake charles is quirky like that, always has been. We’ve been getting bad press this week in the media with True Detective’s recent portrayal, but it’s far from the truth. Just a quick look at our wiki page shows that we are far far far from poor desolate swamp hicks in the middle of nowhere.

      • pam kueber says

        Best line of the month: “… It was funny explaining to my previous dentist that I was leaving for ‘architectural reasons’….”

        • Kate says

          I wish I had the option of seeing a dentist in a round building with a waiting area like that! All the dentists up here are in square buildings. Lame.

  15. JP says

    I love the Eisenhower Kitchen. I really want that birch pantry.

    BUT, I was just watching HGTV,,, why oh why do I do that…flip it to win it…Mike and Manly in San Jose…and they ripped out an Eisenhower kitchen…

    Can we start an adoption service for HGTV demos. Seriously, I want to claim my own piece of IKE.

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