You often see home makeovers going from retro to more traditional upgrades. Which often makes me sad, because I'm BIG into retro kitchens and living rooms. But Jenn Fletcher from BlondeShot Creative took her dining room and kitchen from "perfectly fine" to "perfectly AWESOME" with retro makeovers.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of retro/vintage posts.
This is my favorite moment in my home. And it's a good thing too, because it's the very first thing you see when you walk in the door. It's kind of a great combo of me and that guy I married — a mixture of musician, vintage, and a really weird place to put a door.
I bought a bucket full of these vintage cocktail stirrers at a flea market, "swizzle sticks," the guy called them. I want to do something with them… but I'm not sure what. I'm a pretty good DIY-er when it comes to figuring out how to make or do something, but what to use these for has me totally stumped. Do you have any ideas?
The good news is, I found my PERFECT home in Seattle! It's a waterfront condo right on the Puget Sound with views to die for and some nifty retro touches. The bad news is, once again, it's a total pipe dream, costing $440,000. But it's fun to have dreams, right?
Wanna take a virtual tour of my imaginary Seattle home?
Beretta Fleur is finally showing us the space where she hosts ALL her perfectly-hosted parties. And it's wood-paneled and has built-in rock hot tubs and a lovely bar and let's all go to there for a party!
I've been curating my household of oddities, antiques, and collectibles — largely from my job at an auction house in San Francisco, and also fed by my love of local sales and thrifting. I think my finds add a charm to my home that was otherwise missing.
This is my house, where I keep all my Things and make my art.
All the curtains I can find are way boring. Where do you guys go for curtains?
I've thought about buying fabric and making my own, but I'd prefer not to. Also, when I say redo, I mean going from a "Hey, this is cheap and we can use it" to a "Hey, this is thoughtfully put together and really shows off the occupants' personalities." Which in this case is retro '60s (him) and anything glittery (me).
So if anybody has any ideas or links to cool curtains, I would love you forever. But since this is the internet I think forever means like a nanosecond…whatever, I would be really grateful. -Christine