6 Mid Century Modern Beds and Room Ideas

The iconic Mid Century Modern decorating style started being used mostly in the 1950’s and 60’s. The style itself often features a very warm and most of the time a fall-inspired color scheme that includes sweet and pastel tones. It can also come with accent furniture that has beautiful design and walls that have been…

Driveway Dilemma: Blacktop or Concrete?

When we purchased the Care-Free Home, one of the first projects we knew we’d have to tackle was the garage exterior and driveway.  Both were in sad shape and definitely detracted from the home’s exterior. While we were able to get the garage cleaned up when we did the rest of our exterior renovation last…

Found Vintage: Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair

One of the first pieces of true mid-century modern furniture in Our Care-Free home was this very cool lounge chair that was given to us by a family friend.  At some point the chair was recovered in the current green fabric and we haven’t been able to find any original manufacturer’s markings.  However, from the…

Modern wallpaper selections for the Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom

Recently we’ve been focused on furniture and decor selections for the spaces of Our Care-Free Home that we have finished renovating.  As part of the project, we decided to update some of the walls in the Kitchen, Living Room and a Bedroom with some mid-century modern inspired wallpaper. After a trip to International Market Square with our…

Found Vintage: Mid-Century Club Chairs

Now that most of our large projects on the main floor have been completed, we’ve started looking for more vintage and mid-century modern furniture pieces to help create a period-correct look in our Care-Free Home.  Whitney’s mom Judy is a pro at finding inexpensive vintage furniture and decor for the house, and recently came across…

Planning our Mid-Century Modern Basement Remodel

Since the day we bought our Care-Free Home, we knew the large basement was a potential equity-boosting opportunity to add tons more finished square footage.  Unfortunately, since there was so much work to be done on the main floor of Our Care-Free Home, we had to prioritize our budget and effort and the basement dropped…

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Finds: Broyhill Brasilia

Renovation of our Care-Free Home has made significant progress over the last two years, but there hasn’t been a ton of room in the budget for period-correct furniture that matches the home’s mid-century modern styling.  That is, until we were offered several pieces of amazing mid-century modern furniture that looked like this…for free! After stumbling into this…

Textures from our Midcentury home

Our wood floors with shadows of the window grates Blue aluminum window grates and gray wood slatted fence Blue painted office wall with white abstract flower pattern Green painted bedroom wall with tree mural inspired by the tree in our breezeway Gold textured aluminum closet doors Brown and tan layered paper office walls Redwood walls…

DIY’s Sweat Equity TV Show Features Our Carefree Home Renovation

It’s been a long time coming, but after shooting an episode of Sweat Equity in April of 2011 it is finally airing tonight on the DIY network!  Our episode “Retro Redo” is scheduled to air at 10pm (9pm central) Wednesday, November 14th.  The episode covers the following projects we did shortly after purchasing the Care Free…