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Dapper Doors

Dapper Doors

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By Julia When we moved into our house, we were a little surprised at how many doors there were inside. Every doorway that could have a door attached to it had a door at one point in time. The previous owners had taken some of these down and put them…

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 3 The Big Reveal!

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 3 The Big Reveal!

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By Sara In AZ     OK y’all, today is the big day….the final reveal of Susan’s amazing retro kitchen renovation!!! Susan did a fabulous job picking out materials and coordinating everything, it certainly is a midcentury kitchen dream kitchen to be sure! But first, I asked Susan for a…

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 2

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 2

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By Sara In AZ Today we continue on with Susan………toward having the mid century kitchen of her dreams. Today we will see what flooring she chose and also see how she deals with the trials and tribulations of a retro kitchen remodel! Just to refresh everyone’s memory…this is the flooring…

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 1

Susan’s Epic Journey to Have the Vintage Kitchen of Her Dreams – Part 1

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By Sara In AZ Susan (or ‘Susan From Boston’ as she is known on the blog….some of you might have seen her comments here and there) has been a faithful reader of “No Pattern Required” for quite some time now. Susan and I became friends a while back when she…

The Handyman’s Book

The Handyman’s Book

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By Julia As the weather turns warmer, I’m reminded of all the home improvement projects I have to do. Of course, each project inevitably takes longer than planned and involves additional trips to the hardware store for that one forgotten item. If we’re not sure exactly how to approach a…

Meet the Marvelous Susan Halla – Maven of ‘Make It Mid*Century’

Meet the Marvelous Susan Halla – Maven of ‘Make It Mid*Century’

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By Sara In AZ Make It Mid*Century….have y’all heard of this fabulous new company yet?! If you haven’t, well then grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a spell…we have a fun interview with Susan Halla, the Owner/Founder of Make It Mid*Century, but first let’s check out some…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : eBay Score–Vintage Ruth Richmond Weiser Gold Flake Door Knobs

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : eBay Score–Vintage Ruth Richmond Weiser Gold Flake Door Knobs

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By Sara In AZ You know how it is when you are just sitting there on any old regular day, not really a whole lot happening…maybe you are just running errands or something…and then you get a text or e-mail that just blows up your day!? Yeah, that was me…

Jacki and Dave Retro Renovate Their Forever Home – The Retro Kitchen Reveal!

Jacki and Dave Retro Renovate Their Forever Home – The Retro Kitchen Reveal!

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By Sara In AZ Are you ready?! This is the day y’all have been waiting for…the full reveal of all Jacki and Dave’s hard work…the final post on their epic basement kitchen installation! From Jacki…. Here are some good finished photos.  The whole house is full of these Nutone intercoms. …

Jacki and Dave Retro Renovate Their Forever Home – Installing a Gerrity Princess Faucet, Lighting, Countertops and a Pony Wall!

Jacki and Dave Retro Renovate Their Forever Home – Installing a Gerrity Princess Faucet, Lighting, Countertops and a Pony Wall!

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By Sara In AZ   Ok everyone, we are in the final stretch now! Next week you will see the full reveal of Jacki and Dave’s retro kitchen installation and you definitely will not want to miss it!!! This week has some fun reveals though…the Gerrity Princess Faucet…swoon! Let’s see…

Jacki and Dave Retro Renovate Their Forever Home–Installing the Cooktop and Wall Ovens

Jacki and Dave Retro Renovate Their Forever Home–Installing the Cooktop and Wall Ovens

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By Sara In AZ   This week we are continuing on with the mid century kitchen installation in Jacki and Dave’s basement. They are now dealing with the repair and restoration of the custom 6 burner cooktop and the installation of 2 wall ovens. This is how the custom 6…

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