• Antiques on Second antiques mall, Milwaukee — 45 photos

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    There was antiquing, there was crafting, there were overpowering tiki drinks, and there was vintage Leonardo diCaprio on DVD. Yes, after nearly two years of working together, Kate and I finally met in person. We have some projects up our sleeves, so last week I flew from Massachusetts to Milwaukee to spend a few days […]

    10 ways to add starbursts to your mid century modern home


    Among mid-century enthusiasts, the starburst is king. Vintage starburst hardware, clocks, mirrors and more can fetch high prices on ebay — making it difficult to procure these original, sought-after pieces. Luckily, there are several ways for starburst-loving souls to inject a little sparkle into their decor without having to enter a bidding war. Here’s our […]

    Hannah uses vintage 1970s mirror tiles to add dimension to her entry way


    It is very satisfying to see vintage goodies that we feature find a welcome spot in appreciative readers’ homes. So we were happy to hear from Hannah, who purchased three NOS boxes of decorative 1970s mirror tiles from among a large stash that Pam spotted on etsy last year. Hannah used them to cover a dividing […]

    Kristen’s 7 step-by-step tips to make a pleasing gallery wall


    We first discovered that reader Kristen’s talent at making gallery walls when she submitted this photo to our uploader of 306 reader living rooms. So when Kristen emailed Pam to let her know that she had just finished making yet another amazing gallery wall in her home  – this time up the staircase wall — we […]

    483 wonderful original architectural details from reader houses


    Oh, how we love thee:  The original features — big and small — in our homes. They managed to avoid the curse of the previous owner update. Or, maybe you found a time capsule whose first owner who knew they had something good, and didn’t change a thing.  Yes, we neeeeeeeded to see the original “they […]

    23 ways to frame your record album covers


    Many Retro Renovation readers like to collect and display vintage LPs — we looked at eight ways that readers are displaying vintage album covers in this story. Hanging album art is an instant and affordable way to turn a blank wall into a swingin’ scene — as well as display your collection. The only thing […]

    Displaying old album covers as art – Ideas from 8 reader homes

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    Once you have your mid mod mad pad up and running, it’s time for some tunes. We’re guessing that most lovers of vintage homes also have a hankering to hear  musical favorites the old fashioned way, too — on incomparable, scratchy vinyl. Good news: Vintage LPs can generally be found very inexpensively at thrift stores […]

    Top 10 feature stories in March


    An amazing 1960s “Storybook Ranch” time capsule in Dedham, Mass. captured our hearts. We toured a spectacular 1970s Mediterranean themed time capsule house in North Richland Hills, Texas. This 1960 interior design gem of a time capsule in Laramie, Wyoming came complete with a wall mural. Readers uploaded 130+ photos of their home Tiki bars […]