We’ve all heard the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
It applies to more than just how we look when meeting someone for the first time. Think about your house. When someone comes to your front door, what do they see-nicely painted trim? A light fixture? Flowers and a trimmed lawn (or a shoveled walk in the winter)? All of these things say a lot about who is living inside. An instant and inexpensive front door improvement is a welcome mat. Make your own, and really give your guests a glimpse of your personality.
Kitchen remodeling and updating is a huge undertaking. In our old farmhouse, that meant gutting and completely starting over. We were able to reconfigure and reuse our 1920s cabinets, but were sad to find out that the original sink had been torn out and junked before we moved in. So we hit the flea markets in search for the perfect replacement. I couldn’t believe our luck when we came across this old beauty from a tavern.
Retro Chic has been popular since the inception of Mad Men. The 7th season starts this week and takes place in 1969 (what a year!). I found some fun photos from Lonny Magazine showing room sets and new furniture you can buy today to get the true 60s retro look.
Don and Megan’s 60s living room is the perfect period set. Shades of brown, beige with orange accents. Today’s version is lighter and fresher. I love the style, just prefer today’s color scheme.
In this season, Megan Draper is living in LA. Check out her boho bungalow. Boho chic is a combination of everything free and wild in 1969. A little bit hippie but very personal. Check out the giant TV cabinet.
Joan’s living-dining room is the ultimate in 60s middle class elegance! Coral wall, green draperies and heavy furniture. Today’s accessories are lighter and really more elegant.
Which living room would you live in?
I try to keep an open mind when I’m shopping at Goodwill stores or flea markets. Sometimes I find an item and have no idea what I will do with it, but can’t pass it up because I know at some point I’ll come up with a great DIY project. Other times, I spot something and an idea pops in my head immediately. That’s what happened when I found four bookshelves. Voila! A DIY table from corner bookshelves.