Kindred spirits at Retro Renovation

Check out Retro Renovation where they certainly seem to share the same vision we do! With great pictures from 50’s books and magazines, they are helping people to authentically recreate 40’s-60’s interiors! And they aren’t even slaves to the modern style! Hooray! Check out this kitchen…and their suggestion for kitchen cupboards! Well, I’m embarrased to admit that I can’t remember where I found this…I THINK on Ward-O-Matic, but The Swank Pad has some really cool links if you’re a big fan of mid century stuff! So, there’s your “fix” for…

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Life after stainless steel

Quite a few years ago (no, we’re not going into how long), I was an advertising sales representative and had an appliance store as a client. I remember him saying back then that stainless sold “occasionally” but just wasn’t taking off. Now it’s all you see. I was just taking a look at Ranch Redo’s kitchen remodel photos. We redid our kitchen 6 years ago. A complete remodel from avocado appliances and huge gold flowered wallpaper to what it is now…light wood cabinets, sleek stainless handles and appliances and our…

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#4 – Detail of Kitchen handles from other house

My friend over at Ranch Handy posted about this Kitchen (not hers) quite some time ago, but I’m not sure she ever found these handles…aren’t they cool? I also LOVE the knotty pine cabinet doors. We had a ton of this in our old house – knotty pine built ins and we loved it. Even when we ripped out a wall with closets between two very small rooms, we carefully saved all the lumber. The new owners were upset when they bought the house and there was all this “trash”…

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