At The New Vintage, Mei used a mistinted can of paint to give this mid century modern dresser a snazzy new look. "I must confess that I am addicted to using mistint paints for two great reasons: 1) Environmentally friendlier. I am recycling paints that for some reason other people don’t want; 2) Economical – you get the paints for a bargain," Mei explains.
At Thrift Craft Love, Jess has been working on fixing up a craft room for herself. "I wanted to save some old metal cabinets that had been in my parents basement for more than 30 years," she tells us, and decided that she'd incorporate them into her craft room. While they offered terrific storage potential, the cabinets were pretty beat up, and completely mismatched!
Jessa from Sparkle is grateful for any extra air she can get on hot summer days, so this portable fan is a permanent part of her decor during the summer months. She thought the basic black design was just something she had to live with until she spotted a picture of the Vornado Vintage Collection VFAN, one day, and was inspired by the two-tone, retro color scheme.
When Susan of SAF Affect saw these beautiful Mid Century Modern chairs, she was willing to plunk down cash to get them. She paid $300 for a set of four, and felt like that was a steal. So imagine Susan's surprise when, just days later, she spotted two more chairs of the exact same design sitting on a curb waiting for the garbage truck.
At Second Chances by Susan, Susan picked up this classic 80's dress (check out that collar!) at a free clothing exchange. Susan loves fashion from the 1950's and 60's, and was pretty sure she could make this dated dress retro fabulous.
I love hearing stories about the lengths you go to rescue roadkill--it proves I'm not alone in what I'll do to bring home trash! Eve of Eve of Reduction saw this retro bench sticking out of a dumpster as she rode past on her bike. She came back with her son, and together they carried it on foot for over a mile through their neighborhood. That's dedication.
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