Monday, April 13, 2009

Screen Door Inserts

Not long ago I wrote about mid century front doors. That got me thinking about screen doors. They don't make them very unique these days. But there are a few companies that I've discovered that make inserts for your screen doors. Here are some examples:


They have a variety of silhouettes to choose from to make your insert suit your style- tropical, desert, rustic, or modern. They arrive completely assembled and ready to install.

$250- free shipping within the U.S.

Old Florida Retro

I mentioned this company in this post about retro house numbers. Their website says that these are actual reproductions of designs still seen in historical neighborhoods of South Florida.

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prices range from $400-$450

Susan Wallace

I saved my favorite for last. Susan Wallace is an artist in Austin, TX. She collaborates with her clients to create custom desings. I really love her work. Here are some examples. Be sure to check out her website to see more.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Retro Patterns

Look at all these cool vintage patterns I found at Goodwill yesterday! They were 25 cents each. Some were even uncut!
My daughter picked them out, she's really into the 1960's retro look. Now my project list for this summer has grown even longer. (as if I don't already have enough to do!)

The one on the right looks easy to'll probably be the first one I try.

The one on the left is really cute and it says it's easy to sew- my kind of pattern!

The one on the left looks like it came from a James Bond movie. :)

This one looks easy and is so pretty!