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Win a “Love the House You’re In” collage featuring your house


[Contest now closed] Carlos was the lucky winner of our Love The House You’re In collage last month — that’s his lovely mid mod, above. This month’s contest runs through Sept. 30 — read on for the rules — and for the opportunity to win a custom collage by our collage artist laureate Mel Kolstad featuring you and your house.

To enter, complete these two steps:

  1. Leave a comment on this post answering the question: So how did you find RetroRenovation.com? I’m always curious to know….
  2. And, subscribe to my newsletter. Yes, this helps me build my newsletter list… I send ’em out just once a week, usually.

Please read all the rules here before entering, they all apply. I’ll pick a reader the last day of the month — so there’s a lot of time to do some crucial ice cream taste testing, as required, to make sure you leave an answer for the ages that’s just right.

Meanwhile — thanks to Mel for another fabulous collage. Here’s what she says about this creation:

I used a slat-effect on this one – the “siding” is hand cut and placed.  I used all watercolors this time for the landscaping, each one layered individually to make the collage more dimensional.  I used the alcohol ink windows again – I really like how that works!

You can find Mel’s collage works on flickr and her blog, Much Ado About Stuff.

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  1. DebDeluxe says:

    Hi Pam! I came across Retro Renovation while looking for information on some vintage goodies that I acquired: a pre-war Sellers cabinets and a super-groovy Frigidaire Flair. Now I’m hooked on your site and mid-mod goodness. 🙂

  2. Carrie says:

    I found Retro Renovation when I was googling black and white floors for kitchen remodel ideas. I saw Pam’s cabinets and suddenly knew what I wanted my kitchen to look like! I have been on here daily ever since, soaking up everything MCM!

  3. kat says:

    Was googling retro furniture one night and BLAM! Save the Pink Bathroom! Or in my case, one blue and one green 🙂

  4. SarahB says:

    This summer I bought a 1946 colonial duplex, and looking in the empty rooms before moving in, I suddenly really wanted to know what kind of furniture and decor the first owners would have put in, and how it would have evolved over time. So I started Googling 1940s decor and came across Retro Renovation. I love my Mid-Century Modest house, and I love seeing how dedicated other folks are to theirs!

  5. ali says:

    Through a very pleasant bizarre series of events I ended up with gallons of paint in various shades that I went on cyberquest to updo or redo my turn of the century bathroom into something more than the shabby walls it is now-didn’t quite find what I was looking for but have better ideas of color…yeah i gave up….. then turned to the more interesting darling – my 1930’s kitchen that was last updated with a stove, but all the rest is youngstown(?) cabinets with original sink. Sadlley everything was painted over at some point before I moved in. I found your website by googling 1930’s kitchen trying to match the single sink and cabinets- found an image match clicked on it- your site is refered and so glad to have found it! Now I can do so much more without the oops factor or a “painted dog” blunder while restoring. I may just do a painted dog painting for fun and put it in the kitchen anyway.

  6. Annie B. says:

    A Google search two years ago for “Mid Century Modern” led to the photos of all those pink kitchens. I had no clue that such a wide community of interest in MCM existed. I’ve been zeroed in ever since. Thanks, Pam, for Bringing it All Back Home”. (Also love to read Pam’s writing. Love your style, girl!)

  7. Elaine says:

    I was visiting new neighbors in a house we looked at and couldn’t afford in the 70s. I had remembered the original bathrooms and the wonderful shuttleboard tile in the basement. Sure enough, several owners later, everything is still intact and the new neighbors love the his (blue) and hers (pink) bathrooms. I was Googling around after the visit about preserving original 50s and 60s tile when I found this site and added it to my home page so I can get a hit of it every day.

    I am a newsletter subscriber already.

  8. Lauren says:

    My fiance and I had put a bid on a 1948 house with LOTS of original details, such as pretty doorway arches, coved celinsg, plates behing all the doors, and a PINK bathroom. I had no idea what to do with the bathroom, so I Googled “pink bathroom decor” and came across “Save The Pink Bathrooms”. It inspired me to play up the pink by using black, white and mint green accents and I put up some pin-up pictures. We LOVE our little bathroom and our midcentury house!!

  9. Michelle says:

    I’m sure I found you by serendipity, as I discovered Young House Love very soon after moving into my 1940 bungalow but felt out of place with my slightly-too-old for mid-mod house. Enter Retro Renovation, with its fabulous 1940s swatches and ads, and I was sold. Then I saw you at the Southern Home & Garden Show in Charlotte. And the rest is history.

  10. nina462 says:

    I have a 65 Ranch as we all know & have seen.
    I found your website courtesy of my local paper. The have a Home section on Sundays. It was a little over a year ago and I’ve been addicted (comforted) ever since.
    Thanks so much for all you do Pam!

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