Mid-Century Modern Articles

Jacked Up Sofa

Designer Rick Lee has thought outside the box when considering that quintessential living room occupant known as the sofa. Lee’s Swiss Army Knife unfolds like it’s namesake, expanding from an already impressive 10 feet to 15 feet long. The “knives” swing out 360 degrees for a variety of configurations when seating demands. The three components of Lee’s […]

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Mini Modern Artwork for the Frugal Collector ($20)

     While paging through this month’s edition of Real Simple magazine, I came upon this gem…www.tinyshowcase.com.   This website features a community of artists who post one original piece of mini artwork every Tuesday. Each print sells for about $20, and is approximately 4 x 6 inches. What’s more is that a percentage of […]

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Revitalizing an Old Rocking Chair

B E F O R E   This past weekend, I decided to experiment with modernizing an old traditional rocking chair. Here’s the chair that I found at a garage sale for $25! The style of the chair – early American – was not to my typical liking. Then, I started envisioning ways of revitalizing its […]

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Don’t Toss Those Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

The first place most people start renovating in their homes is the kitchen. More often than not the old kitchen cabinets are tossed aside for more modern ones. In our own home we utilized a small section of vintage metal 50s cabinets as furniture in our modern baby room. Baby’s need style too!   We took […]

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Affordable Modern Platform Bed

Half inspiration and half “How To” this post will show you how I made an affordable modern platform bed for under $300. Design.  This is where you should spend a good deal of time.  There are a lot of things that go into the design process, including, but not limited to: the space your bed […]

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Build A Modern Bed

In responce to a question posted on Curbly, here is how to build an inexpensive but still very modern bed.  You can achieve a nice low bed with a very simple design. You could simply build a square frame that rests on the floor at the desired height by using 8×8. This would give you a nice […]

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