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Vintage Remade

Vintage Remade

Vintage Remade

Make a statement in your home with decor that has both meaning and style. Vintage Remade helps you bring together favorite flea-market finds, treasured collectibles, and creative DIY projects to create an authentic, fresh look. Each 100-page issue includes home tours, easy projects, designer/maker profiles, display ideas, and more. Whether you like industrial, cottage, farmhouse, or retro looks, this magazine is dedicated to focusing on the best vintage and remade stories and locations to inspire you to start decorating.

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Meredith Corporation
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editor’s note

THE MAGICAL thing about a great musical mash-up is that the mix of unexpected combos takes you to a fresh place with material you thought you knew. That’s a beat we tapped into with this premier issue of Vintage Remade. We sought out homeowners around the country who spin their own tunes by taking something old and making it into something new—all while keeping the original soul. Just check out Steve Ford’s Pittsburgh apartment (“A Touch of Drama,” page 68). He plays off his vintage scores with splashes of black paint. In Fort Worth, Grace Mitchell welcomes happy colors and patterns, using them to turn flea-market finds into personality-packed decor (“You Make Me Smile,” page 18). But you don’t have to remake a whole house to get into a vintage groove.…

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add it up

have a ball Gather flea-market pool balls, croquet balls, softballs, and baseballs to create playful wall art, opposite. Fill up clear vases, such as these 5x24-inch glass cylinders. Build mini L-shelves from scrap 1x6 pine boards to hold the vases. Sand, prime, paint, and let dry. Then mount to wall with anchoring screws. Or keep hang time to a minimum by suspending one long shelf that’s slightly deeper and longer than the number of vases you want to display. dustup Form a contemporary art installation from rustic objects, right. Collect fun and funky dustpans from flea markets and online, making sure to purchase full-size pans and not vintage children’s toys. Lay them out on the floor to determine spacing. Then apply two repositionable mounting strips to the back of each dustpan per the…

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just our type

WITH INK-STAINED HANDS, Sarah McCoy operates a gently clanking machine, placing a single card just so and pressing it with the turn of a crank over a bed of magnesium block with vintage wood type and an image carved into it. Behind Sarah, customers at her store in Des Moines’ East Village shopping district browse cards and posters bearing impressions made with bright ink: bikes laden with prettily wrapped packages, plump owls, the alphabet in a vintage typeface. “In this day and age, we’re always on computer screens,” Sarah says. “It’s nice to get a break from that, see something made slowly and with care. And letterpress, it’s tactile—there’s a softness there when you touch it.” To anyone seeking handmade gifts, the letterpress shop acts as a beacon of sorts. Shopping is…

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ordinary threads

MONEY-SAVING TIP: Snap up art for a few dollars from a thrift store and paint it with gesso to create a clean canvas. branching out Hand-stitch cherry tree branches to a pair of canvases to create large-scale art, top left and opposite. Stretch white linen across two vintage frames (or new 36-inch stretcher bars), stapling to the back. Lay jute twine across each canvas, shaping into branches. Tack the twine with small stitches, and wrap with gold cord. Trace our flower and birdcage patterns ( and straight-stitch along lines with various fibers. way to stretch Embellish a lampshade—new or old—with long stitches, above. Poke small holes along the edges of the shade and in 6-inch vertical sections through the center to make way for your handiwork. Stitch light gray vertical background lines with yarn, then…

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you make me smile

GRAB ’N GO Use a wall planter to keep fresh herbs at hand. Prop books on top so the planters double as display. THERE’S A LOT OF HAPPY in Grace and Kent Mitchell’s 1919 Fort Worth, Texas, home. From a decorating standpoint, fun hits of color and pattern are prominent. There’s old furniture that Grace, an interior designer with some serious DIY cred, brought back to life after snagging bargains on Craigslist and scouring estate sales almost every Friday. And, always, there’s the yellow-painted front door. “That was the first mark of happiness for this house,” Grace says. When the couple moved in nearly seven years ago, they had a humongous to-do list (along with spotty heat and AC). After their then 3-year-old son called it a sad house, Grace painted the door…

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Q. How do you strike a balance between pattern and color—and not overwhelm a room? A. I think you can use color and pattern and still have a room feel quiet and soothing. I like to have one major pattern for a room, pull a few colors out of it as accents, and keep the rest of the room neutral. Q. Any rules of thumb for mixing patterns? A. I try to have one geometric and one flowy pattern in a room. In my entry, for example, the geometric is the lattice and the flowy is the pineapple wallpaper. Q. What’s first: paint or pattern? A. I never pick a paint color until I know which pattern is going to be the star of a space. After I pick the pattern, I pull one color…