Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ridin in style...ALWAYS

If you don't know, my man owns a bike shop and motorcycles are our life.  At any time I have to be ready to ride...and the pinup in me has to look good doing it : ) Never one to miss out on an "outfit opportunity", I always want to look good as a couple. 

So I have gotten a Bettie Cut  (A "cut" is a biker vest, generally denim or leather...covered with patches, pins and maybe a MC patch). My Bettie Cut is a levis jacket...I have my own flare...Pins and patches! Collecting pins and patches for your "cut" is a way to show your own personality!!!!



Tuesday, November 29, 2011


LOVE Vintage Atomic Eames, but too Pricey?
2 Atomic DIY ideas that will make any room out of this world!

ATOM WALL ART- Items Needed & Directions: 
  1. Pre cut wooden circles
    • 1 Large circle (example 8 1/2in) 
    • Small Circles - Buy in 2's (example green 4 in, dark blue 3 in) 
    • I used the zero for light blue
  2. Wooden Dowels (example 3/8 inches) cut various length
  3. Pre-drill 1/2 inch holes into small circles and into large circle for dowels
  4. Choose colors and SPRAY PAINT AWAY - (For Color Palettes Ideas
  5. Using wood glue assemble Atom Wall Art!!

PLACE MAT LIGHTS- Items Needed and Directions:
  1. 4 Wooden Pre-cut squares (example 6x4) 
    • Nail 2 pieces in "L" shape
    • Drill hole in bottom piece for lamp assembly
  2. Lamp Kit -----
  3. Zip Ties
  4. Tack Nails
  5. Plastic Place Mats (Got mine at Old Time Pottery)
    • Cut in 3 sections - 1 (6in) & 2 (4in)
    • Predrill holes down side to zip tie together ***make sure they match up***
    • Predrill holes along bottom for tack nails along wood
  6. Stack them, use on table or wall...ENJOY!

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Originals

Veronica Lake

 Betty Grable

Grace Kelly

Lana Turner

Rita Hayworth

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Old Books...

I love books about things...anything!

Etiquette books and housewife books, Old Pinup books, Instructional How to books...Books about WWII, Mid Century Modern Furniture, Motorcycles and Rockabilly.

All books tell a story, BUT OLD books have a story!

Cool as a Fan

With just spray paint, a ladder and a screw driver you can change the whole feel of a room!

1. Clean the blades thoroughly-removing ALL DUST & GRIME
2. Paint light coat-DRY ALL THE WAY before 2nd coat (about 20 min)
3. Flip and repeat
4. Tape off desired pattern with painters tape & spray away

Saturday, November 26, 2011


A vintage glider...I have longed for one forever

AND Larry surprised me with one!! I LOVE HIM SO....

FINISHED! (well finished for now!)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Golden Finds

Hit up my favorite thriftin spots with my favorite man today for a little Black Friday Shoppin....

Two for 25$ - PERFECT for entertaining

Came with a Confederate RECORD

ALL in ALL a successful BLACK FRIDAY!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

DIY Retro

If your anything like me, then you don't have tons of money to throw at SUPER over priced mid century modern/retro decor pieces for your house. Over the last year I have slowly redone our entire house on a budget...I have fallin MADLY in love with Spray Paint, painters tape!

We had this HUGE ugly thing in the attic not being used , so I figured if I screw it up what is the big deal anyways. This is where the spray paint addiction ALL STARTED!

1. cover it with primer
2. Choose accent color and paint entire canvas.
3. Using painters tape, tape off pattern (i.e. area you want to remain 1st color)
4. Paint entire canvas pain color - Cover thouroghly
5. Once FULLY dry remove tape

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dixie Darlin's Garage

Men have there space and we should have ours....
Before my kitchen was drab, mid 90s and not a place for a lady

We painted the fridge, the counter tops and made this my DIY dream kitchen!