HOW TO / REPAIRS

Here’s a list of some of my most informative and helpful posts — those where I tackle projects that many other mid century modern loving folks looking for similar solutions will find most useful.

HANGING IKEA KVARTAL CURTAINS

hanging IKEA KVARTAL blinds on a corner window

Here’s my all time most useful post — Instructions on how to hang IKEA KVARTAL curtains on a corner window. I’ve demistified the directions and helped numerous frustrated folks figure out how the catch system works as well as which parts they need to buy!

 

REMOVING A SHOWER DOOR FROM A VINTAGE TUB

removing a shower door from a vintage tub

For all of your mid century loving home owners who have an awesome retro tub with a nasty shower door — there’s hope! If you are careful, you can remove it without causing any damage to your retro bathtub!

 

REPAIRING BROKEN STRAPS ON A BARCELONA STYLE CHAIR

repairing straps on a barcelona chair

For anyone who has saved a vintage Barcelona chair from a dumpster, or found a new reproduction on scratch ‘n dent clearance on the cheap (like myself) and then wondered how in the heck to fix the broken straps, this post is for you!

 

MAKING A RAISED BED GARDEN WITH CINDERBLOCKS

building a raised bed garden with cinder blocks

If you’ve always wanted to make a raised bed garden and you’ve got a wealth of cinder blocks waiting around (and a strong and adorable husband to help you move them) then you too can make a raised bed square foot garden from cinder blocks!

 

HOW TO REWIRE A RETRO LAMP

rewiring a retro lamp

If you have a vintage lamp sitting in the attic that you’d love to use but are afraid of old wiring, fear not! Rewiring a retro lamp isn’t that difficult — hey, If I can do it, so can you!

 

REFINISHING A BROYHILL BRASILIA HEADBOARD

Finally found that affordable Broyhill Brasilia headboard you’ve always wanted? Is it a little less than pristine? Don’t fear, it can be refinished! Here’s how I refinished my Broyhill Brasilia headboard.

 

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR RETRO BUILT IN PLANTER WALL

Does your retro ranch have a built in planter that you aren’t quite sure how to fill? Check out my post to see how I filled my planter and even what retro appropriate species of plants I used.

 

SPRAY PAINTING A METAL SCREEN DOOR AND HARDWARE

Did you know you can spray paint your screen door and the hardware it came with and all without removing it from the house? It is possible! Here’s how I spray painted my screen door.

 

A NEW LOOK FOR SOME OLD FURNITURE

If you have an old, worn out looking piece of furniture, don’t despair — repair! See the before and after as I transformed this cruddy old record cabinet into a cool cabinet for my husband’s video games!

 

INSTALLING PAVERS IN AN UNUSED GARDEN BED

installing pavers

If you are like me and have unused planting areas surrounded by sidewalk that only collect dirt, try filling them in with a pretty paver design! Here’s what I did to install patio pavers in an unused garden bed.

 

Disclaimer: I’m not a pro — I just look like one on my blog! If you are unsure about the proper way to complete a project, please consult with a professional to make sure you revamp your ranch and all its contents safely!

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