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Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Retro Signs for Home Decor

One of the easiest ways to change the decor of any room is to change the accessories and wall art. Sometimes just changing the wall art alone can do the job.

For instance, if you want to change your bathroom from a modern look to a retro look, removing the modern artwork and replacing it with retro signs like the one pictured here, Mermaid Bath Salts, is a fast and easy way to do so.

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This type of sign has a retro image and is painted on a metal sheet just like signs used to be years ago. If you are worried about dampness rusting the sign, you can spray paint it with a clear Krylon spray paint. Clear Krylon comes in a can and is easily applied to any metal surface. It also works to protect the finish of metal jewelry.

Retro Signs for Your Home

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Vintage Metal Signs for Your Home

If you are looking for real antique artwork to hang on your wall, Etsy is a great place to find some. Here are just a few authentic vintage signs that you can buy on Etsy.

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Orange Crush Sheet Metal SignOrange Crush Sheet Metal SignPop's Greasy Spoon SignPop's Greasy Spoon SignRustic Old NO PARKING SignRustic Old NO PARKING SignPick Your Own Cherries SignPick Your Own Cherries SignQuality Made Toys for All AgesQuality Made Toys for All AgesRed Crown Gasoline Tin Metal SignRed Crown Gasoline Tin Metal Sign

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Signs can be used to decorate almost any room. They can be hung as is, or framed just like any other artwork. Depending on the type of sign it is, a shadow box frame might be the best style for framing it.

Retro Signs for Home Decor

Article publié pour la première fois le 21/12/2013

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Darling Easter Decor for Your Home

Darling Easter Decor for Your Home

One of the most fun things about Easter is that so many of the decorations and home accessories are just so darn cute! After all, many of the motifs include cute baby animals that are soft and cuddly such as bunnies, lambs and chicks. And the colors are very soft and pleasant, pastels in shades of pink, yellow, blue and green.

If you love collecting Easter decor, or have some young children to entertain, you will definitely find some darling Easter decor on this page. But I have also included some quirky, fun decor for those of you who just want to entertain yourselves. One of my personal favorites is the set of egg salt and pepper shakers with chicken legs. Browse through and have a great time! Happy Easter!

Here is where you can get these items!

Easter Grass and Echeveria Terrarium • $159
Easter Chick Apron • Sur La Table • $30
Airplane Fabric Easter Bucket • $10.99
Unicorn Easter Basket Liners • $8.99–9.99
Puppy Easter Basket Liners • $13.99
Easter Egg Chalk Decorating Kit • Williams-Sonoma • $3.99
Springtime Easter Brunch Party Invitations • Minted • $50
Easter Eggs Tea Towels (Set of 3) • $29
Tassel Easter Basket Liners • $10.99–13.99
Jim Shore Easter Chick Mini-Figurine • $15.99
Jim Shore Easter Bunny Figurine • $56.99
Live Garden Easter Wreath • $99
Food NetworkTM Easter Silicone Spatula • $5.99
Celebrate americana together Celebrate Easter Together 4-pc. Bunny Ear Napkin Ring Set • $10
Mariposa Pillow • Pier 1 Imports • $17
Watermelon Bowl • Pier 1 Imports • $8.95
Faux Spring Tulip Wreath • Pier 1 Imports • $29.98
Easter Bunny Party Crackers • Pier 1 Imports • $4.98
Sur La Table Easter Banner • Sur La Table • $5.99
Sur La Table Easter Eggs Pot Holders, Set of 2 • Sur La Table • $2.49
Vintage Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps Easter Orchid, Cattleya Mossiae, 1869 • $159
Happy Easter Embroidered Velvet Pillow • Phi • $15
"Wilton 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set" • Wilton • $14.99
Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs • $4.90
MacKenzie-Childs Rosie Rabbit Figure • Mackenzie Childs • $38
MacKenzie-Childs Rabbit Topiary • Mackenzie Childs • $195
MacKenzie-Childs Egg Hunt Placemat • Mackenzie Childs • $38
MacKenzie-Childs Rosie Rabbit Figure • Mackenzie Childs • $38
Easter Bunny Napkin Holder • $4.97
Easter Egg Candles, Set of 6 • Sur La Table • $10
Hand Painted Blue Multi Stripe Easter Egg • $0.97
DESIGN IMPORTS Design Imports Easter Zigzag Stripe Tablecloth • $39.99–64.99

Article publié pour la première fois le 25/02/2016

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Patriotic Wreaths

Patriotic Wreaths

Patriotic Wreaths

Patriotic wreaths are a great way to show your American pride. They can be displayed on an outside door, inside, or as part of a decorative outdoor display. A patriotic wreath makes a great decorating choice for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Veteran's Day. They are also a lovely item to display at the grave of a loved one who was a military veteran. Etsy sellers offer a wide selection of patriotic wreaths that are sure to suit any taste. Here we look at some of those offerings.

Primitive Patriotic Wreath

This is a handmade, made to order item featuring a grapevine wreath, artificial berries, a rusted star, wire, and scented oil. Features a blue bow at the top of wreath, a rusted tin star in the center, with the 16 to 17 inch grapevine wreath base covered with deep red berries. Simple, yet stunning! Choose from a choice of 36 scented oils to make your wreath smell delightful, or choose unscented.

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Flag Americana Wreath

Handmade from a grapevine wreath, canvas flag, raffia, and a rusty star. An American flag is draped across an 18 inch grapevine wreath base and accented at the end with beige colored raffia and a rusty American star. A simple, yet elegant design. When displaying outdoors, please place in a location protected from the elements.

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Burlap 4th of July Wreath

This patriotic wreath is made from red and natural colored burlap, navy blue wired ribbon with stars, a wreath form, and pipe cleaners. One third of the left hand side is done with the blue, starred ribbon, while the remaining two-thirds has the red and natural burlap. Wreath has an attractive "puffy" look to it. Makes the perfect patriotic decorative accent piece.

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Americana Wreath

This handmade item is constructed from a twig wreath, wire, glue, metal star, and pip berries. This 20-inch twig wreath holds a 12-inch metal patriotic US flag barn star with country red, cream, and navy blue pip berries swirling around it.

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Red White Blue Hydrangea Wreath

Handmade wreath is made from a grapevine wreath, artificial hand blended Hydrangeas in vintage red, vintage white, and denim blue, artificial foliage, and eco friendly adhesive. The entire wreath is covered with clusters of mixed red/white/blue flowers. This wreath should be displayed where it is protected from the elements and is offered is three sizes of 6, 9, and 12 (detailed in listing).

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American Clothespin Flag Wreath

This wreath is made from clothespins, wire, paint, and wood. Two-thirds of the wreath is covered in sets of three alternating red and white clothespins, while the other third on the left hand side is covered with a cluster of blue clothespins with white stars attached to them. Very cute and Americana.

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Felt Fourth of July Wreath

The completed wreath measures approximately 21" in diameter. It is made up of hundreds of felt, die cut circles in red, white and blue. The circles have been pinned by hand to a 18" styrofoam wreath form to look like the American flag.

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Patriotic Primitive Wreath

Handcrafted from grapevine, pip berries, sinamay, burlap, rusted stars, and a tea stained flag. Wreath measures 27 inches long by 21 inches wide and features clusters of cranberry, mustard gold, and moss green pip berries and rusty stars along the edge. An 11.5 inch rusted star rests at the base of the wreath along with a tea stained American flag resting gently to the side. Large bow at bottom is made from swirls of natural Sinamay and olive drab burlap.

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July 4th Uncle Sam Wreath

This delightful wreath is made from decorative mesh in red/white/blue, ornaments, silk flowers, wired ribbon, and an Uncle Sam hat and legs. Measures approximately 29 inches excluding legs. Wreath is busy with Patriotic themed decorative mesh, American flag wired ribbon, color coordinating glittered ornaments, and topped off with an Uncle Sam hat with Uncle Sam legs hanging from the bottom. Wreath also has silk flowers, stars, and miniature flags.

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4th of July Burlap Deco Mesh Wreath

Made from a wreath form, rustic wood star, jute bow, striped burlap, and decorative mesh. Wreath features red and white striped burlap around it, peeking out behind blue burlap with white stars. A large beige jute bow accents the right side and is topped off with a wooden star with an Americana design.

Veterans Day WreathBurlap Wreath

Rustic Americana Patriotic Wreath

Handcrafted from a birch wreath, moss, flag, berries, and artificial greenery and florals. This 18 inch oval wreath features an assortment of wild flowers in red, white, and blue. Tea stained American flag hangs from center off to the right for a great look.

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Patriotic Wreaths

Article publié pour la première fois le 30/05/2016

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Primitives by Kathy Christmas Decor

Primitives by Kathy Christmas Decor

If you like the rustic look, you will love these signs by Primitives by Kathy. You can find signs of all sized to hang or prop up for permanent or temporary decor, but they also make a lot of other items including aprons, towels, throw pillows, picture frames and more. Each sign has a different saying--some are traditional, some funny, some heartwarming. I have put a few on this page, but you can easily click through any of these links to see more of them. They are very affordable and lots of fun for making your home a bit warmer in spirit and giving to others as a gift.

Primitives by Kathy Square Box Sign, 6-Inch, Merry Christmas

Primitives by Kathy Square Box Sign, 6-Inch, Merry Christmas

Primitives by Kathy's Merry Christmas Box Sign is made of wood and can sit or hang. It reads "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night". Primitives by Kathy is a leading producer of high quality decorative box signs and home decor.

Box Sign - Merry Little Christmas

Box Sign - Merry Little Christmas

Primitives By Kathy Box Sign, Dance In The Rain,4x4 Inch

Primitives By Kathy Box Sign, Dance In The Rain,4x4 Inch

I love this expression on this particular sign. A lovely sentiment that can be posted in your home all year long. Click through the link above for more choices of items from this company.

Article publié pour la première fois le 11/11/2014

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Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Decor

Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Decor

Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Decor by Jennifer Rizzo

If you are looking for a fresh new look for the holidays this year, or maybe you are tired of the new look and want some more eclectic style with vintage items, you should definitely shell out the few dollars to buy this new book by Jennifer Rizzo. It is full of inspiration and ideas to help you decorate for this year's holiday season, and you can see just by the cover that it is full of fun.

The book is entitled, Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Decor (CD Included), and it is sold out of the first shipment into Amazon, so get your order in for the next shipment. Only $8.99 in Kindle, you can also buy it in paperback for a handy reference. This is a great way to bring your family together for this holiday season.

Article publié pour la première fois le 05/11/2014

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Hammers

Hammers

HammerWhoever conceived the idea of cracking a nut with a rock unknowingly invented a tool. When a later genius tied a stick to the rock, he invented the first hammer. There have been many improvements since that humble beginning.

A claw hammer is the best choice. A well-made hammer with curved claw opposite the striking face of cast steel is a good investment.

Keep the striking surface clean and never put it away when it is wet. If the hammer head works loose, drive a wooden wedge at the top of the hammer head. Some people soak their hammers but this only swells the wooden handle temporarily and is apt to cause rust later. A sharp blow on the head will apparently tighten it, but a few moments of use will only loosen it again.

To use a hammer, grasp the handle at the end-never near the head-and be sure to strike the nail squarely and at the same angle as the direction you wish to drive the nail. Hold your hammer level with the nail-never at an angle up or down. Otherwise, the nail will bend or may come out through the wood. Use light taps until the nail is well started. Don't hurry.

The nail set is used to sink the head of the nail below the surface of the wood.

Do not use your nail hammer to work metal, or pound cold chisels, or to drive rivets. Use it only to drive nails and brads.

The metal-working hammers divide themselves into two classifications- hard-face and soft-face. One of the best general-purpose hammers is the ball peen hammer; this is often called a machinist's hammer.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 17/07/2013

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Hot Pink in the Kitchen

Hot Pink in the Kitchen

Choosing Hot Pink for Kitchen Decor

When it comes to choosing a color for painting or decorating a kitchen, why not consider hot pink in the kitchen? This bright and colorful shade of pink can really brighten up a space, adding color and style to a kitchen in a home, apartment, office, or college dorm. This lively berry tone can be used strictly for creating a fun and eclectic look, for example, for female roommates in a college dorm. Or, it can be used to create a sophisticated, warm and inviting space in an area where families love to gather. The way you choose to decorate the hot pink kitchen and the accessories chosen can make all the difference in the appearance of the finished room.

To achieve a fun, youthful feel, choose really bold shades of pink. For a less bold look, while still using the same basic hot pink color, choose shades of fuchsia or berry. Some great ideas include painting an accent wall in pink while leaving cabinets and the other walls white or off-white. Or, you might choose to paint all of the cabinet door fronts the fuchsia shade, leaving the walls white or off-white. For another creative painting idea, consider painting the ceiling of the kitchen pink. Just remember to keep some white or off-white showing as opposed to having everything pink. A large, bold pink area rug, or a few smaller pink rugs could be used on the kitchen floor to add color and keep with the theme of the kitchen.

Set of 6 Reversible Placemats Hot Pink

How Pink to Go?

When it comes to adding hot pink to your kitchen you need to decide how far you want to take it. Do you want it to predominate or to provide surprising pops of color? Both work surprisingly well in a kitchen though I'm not sure my husband completely agrees. That said, hot pink is a real funky color that pleases more people than its paler more feminine pastel pinks.

Personally I like to use appliances and accents to surprise people. Here I've searched out suitable appliances that are functional and also attractive to look at. I've picked out well known brands that get good reviews. You can check those out by clicking on the links.

Add to that some nice table linens, towels and accessories and you have a completely new look in your kitchen.

DeLonghi Kmix 54-Ounce Kettle

DeLonghi Kmix 54-Ounce Kettle

This stylish design is just want you want in a modern kitchen. Dare to be different. This kettle is a gorgeous shade of pink and the finish makes sure it will last for years. It even has a lime-scale filter.

Check out all the features online.

Fuchsia Coffee Maker

Fuchsia Coffee Maker

Do you like gadgets? Do you love coffee? Then you are going to love this hot pink coffeemaker. It looks a bit retro but has all the modern technology you could want. It includes a water filter function that makes sure you get the very best tasting coffee. Check out the listings for complete tech specs.

DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster, Magenta

DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster, Magenta

This is an easy to use and good-looking toaster that will sit well on your counter top. It is made of durable alumionum. Great for toasting bread, buns or crumpets.

Raspberry Ice is Another Name for Hot Pink

After decisions have been made regarding where to use the pink color on walls, cabinetry, and floors, it is time to focus on bringing the hot pink color into other areas of the kitchen. Some fun ideas might include hanging some framed wall art in shades of pink, as well as incorporating some small appliances in the pink shade to add a dramatic splash of color to your countertops. The popular brand Kitchen Aid offers a bright Raspberry Ice colored standing mixer that fits the bill perfectly.

KitchenAid KSM155GBRI 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Raspberry Ice

5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl

How do you like this for hot pink? It has al l the functions you need in a mixer and looks fab too - check the listing for details.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Polycarbonate Jar

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Polycarbonate Jar

This matching blender has 5 speeds that allow you to stir and chop, mix and puree to your heart's desire. Leave it out on the counter-top to provide that essential pop of color.

Cuisinart HM-50WM Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer, Watermelon Sorbet

Cuisinart HM-50BK Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer

If you don't so a huge amount of baking, this hand held blender might be all you need. It even has it's own recipe book.

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-PK 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Pink

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-PK 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Pink

Cuisinart CSB-76PMSLT SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender, Metallic Pink

Cuisinart CSB-76PMSLT SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender

I confess I am fond of stick blenders, they take all the chore out of cleaning and storing a bit blender.

Cuisinart FP-12MP Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor, Metallic Pink

Cuisinart FP-12MP Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor, Metallic Pink

Adding Hot Pink Accents

Other cute but functional items that can be displayed in the kitchen include fuchsia colored oven mitts, that can be hung from a knob on a cabinet door to add color and for easy access when needed. Consider hanging a bold, berry colored utensil rack on one of the white walls to display your cooking tools and make them easy to find at the same time. A cute apron with a darker pink or with hot pink accents would look great hanging from a hook in the kitchen.

For fun accents, try some fuchsia place mats. If none are readily available, cut your own from a roll of foam shelf liner in the proper color. Adding some dish towels here and there also give the kitchen a welcoming feeling. Place a bright pink dishtowel through the handle of the refrigerator, and wherever else one might add a little dash of color. For kitchens that have windows or a door with a window, consider hanging a light, airy curtain in a matching shade of pink. White stripes or white polka dots in the pattern create a fun look. If dining table chairs lack chair pads, this is another area in which you might use the pink color. If you cannot find pink chair pads to fit, consider buying ready made ones to fit your chairs and covering them yourself with an inexpensive fabric in your chosen color.

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Pink candles and candle holders may be used to decorate a kitchen table. A sturdy vase with pink flowers also makes a nice, decorative accent. If you have any other furniture pieces in the kitchen, especially ones that stand along a white wall, you could possibly paint them a berry color to coordinate along with the rest of your kitchen.

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Don't Forget the Backsplash!

Hot Pink BacksplashAnother location within the kitchen that may go unnoticed when considering painting is the backsplash area underneath the cabinets and above the sink. This is a perfect accent area to apply color to, by either painting or applying ceramic tiles which are perfect for an area that gets splashed with water daily.

Using a bold pink color in a kitchen can really make a statement. When used properly, this color can bring warmth and whimsy to tiny college dorm kitchens, friendliness to a shared office kitchen, and can provide a colorful place to gather, eat, and socialize in the smallest of apartments or the grandest house on the block. Consider using hot pink in your next kitchen decorating project.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 24/09/2015

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