Thanks for signing up for our newsletter — here’s your guide Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • May 1, 2015 Thanks for signing up for our newsletter, click the following link to get your guide, “What’s your Retro Style –11 Retroscopes”: Click here to download your guide Related stories No related posts. Ad Comments 9 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments Carol Hoyt says December 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm In the next two months I will possibly be purchasing a house built around 1905. It has all the upgrades necessary such as all new wiring, new roof, and carpet in the living room and dining room. In the dining room there is a large beautiful corner china cabinet that the previous owners are leaving because they don’t want the wall damaged. I will be the fourth owner of this 1,880 sq. ft. house. I think the house used to be a “shot gun” house with bed rooms added on but going thru one bedroom to get to the next. Even tho I am in a wheelchair I want the house to be decorated with the style of possibly the 1930’s. I’ve been researching for ideas online and have decided to put black and white tile in the front entry but that’s all. I need ideas and suggestions for decorating on a disability income. Reply pam kueber says January 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm Hi Carol, welcome. This blog doesn’t focus on the 1930s much, although we do have stories that may be appropriate. The best advice I can give you is to start digging through all the stories. If you are aiming to get the very best deals, I am personally a fan of estate sales. https://retrorenovation.com/2010/03/27/shopping-at-an-estate-sale-my-tips/ Reply pam kueber says January 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm Hi again, Carol, I just reread your note and saw that you haven’t purchased the house yet. Here’s my basic story on things to consider before you start projects: https://retrorenovation.com/2014/09/15/9-tips-start-remodeling/ Reply Gay says December 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm Hello! I was very happy to find your site! I recently acquired a vintage travel trailer, a 1966 De Camp, 12 feet of beautiful original birch interior, a turquoise sink and stove, and original gold speck counter tops. The original floor is under some old, yucky carpet. I peeled it up, and it looks like it could be a checkerboard of grey and beige. I’d like to renew the look of the floors by ripping out the nasty old carpet, and putting new flooring over the top: a checkerboard pattern of warm beige and turquiose, with the fun spots of color that tile ususally has. What are the chances of finding tile in these colors? Or, hope against hope, in a pattern of linoleum that would look like that which we had in our home during that time of the 60’s: sort of like stone/tile with the actual texture of that? I’d love to hear your ideas. We in the Little Vintage Camper world are always looking for materials to authentically refurbish our little homes away from home. Thanks again… ~gay Reply pam kueber says January 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm The chances are very good for tiles, not so much for patterned sheet. Head to our Kitchen Help / Flooring category and start digging in at the options we have found. https://retrorenovation.com/category/kitchen/flooring/ Reply Gary says December 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm Need 1950-60 kitchen cabinets for contemporary 1962 home. If anyone knows where I can find some, please let me know asap. Thank you Reply pam kueber says January 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm Gary, see all our research on this topic in Kitchen Help/Cabinets. Reply Lynn says January 1, 2016 at 8:04 am Looking for light green bathroom tile trim for edge (quarter round?) can send pic if needed. Lynn Reply pam kueber says January 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm Lynn, we do not sell anything here. We have LOTS of research on bathroom tile. See Bathroom Help/Tile category — https://retrorenovation.com/category/bathroom-categories/tile/ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. I love my Dishmaster: BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.