Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Highlights from the fabulous Holiday Bazaar

Happy New Year All! 2014 was a great year for The Retro Revival and we can't wait to create more in 2015! Here are a few highlights of items from our show at the Holiday Bazaar at 78th St. Studios a few weeks ago.

Upcycled Copper Gas Lantern/Vintage Book Lamp


Upcycled Gas Lantern/Vintage Book Lamp


Enamel on Copper Ornament

Upcycled Drawer Front/ Enamel on Copper Penny Tree

Upcycled Wall Sconce/Vintage Dictionary Page Lamp

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fun and Free Event this Saturday at the Upcycle Parts Shop!

Upcycle Parts Shop Saturday, December 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
I will be leading a workshop about creating fun and funky upcycled holiday ornaments from vintage book pages. This workshop is for beginners or advanced levels. This event is free but space is limited! Call 216-361-9933

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"High Brow Cat" is on its way!

"High Brow Cat" is being shipped off today. This custom order is a vintage G.E. refrigerator restored in Coca-Cola red with custom vinyl graphics. The graphics are for a client who owns a horse named "High Brow Cat". Definitely a unique and fun project! 






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Check out our latest restoration!

Our most recent restoration is a custom order going all the way to Alabama! This gem was lovingly restored and painted in Cascade Green. This particular shade of turquois was used on Corvettes in 1957. 



Friday, September 5, 2014

Cleveland Bazaar's 10th Holiday Show!

So pleased to be part of this very special event! Saturday, December 13 at 78th St. Studios, Cleveland Bazaar is holding their 10th Holiday Show. Click here for more details!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Progress on our latest restoration!

 Here's some early pics of our latest restoration. Stay tuned for some more updates on our progress!

Before image of vintage Hotpoint refrigerator

Restoration in progress

Monday, June 9, 2014

Retro Sweets Series Continued...

When I found this vintage porcelain on steel tray, I just had to up cycle it! The finish is very similar to that of enamel and it works beautifully here. The black edges coordinate with my drawn black lines on the cupcakes. I used muted tones for each plate and mounted them so that they are raised from the surface. Many shoppers attempted to pick one up!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Art by the Falls This Weekend!

Please join us for a weekend full of beauty at the 31st Annual Art by the Falls at Riverside Park in Chagrin Falls!

Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-5
Click here: Art by the Falls Event Info

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 30, 2014

New "Retro Sweets" series

Recently I asked myself, "What do you really want to make?" This is the answer to that question:

Enamel on copper mounted on up-cycled spring form pan

My most recent trip to the thrift store resulted in a group of vintage baking tins and trays. I was inspired by these items and wanted to have some fun. To me, the image of a cupcake symbolizes pure happiness and delight! Enjoy!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Before and after of salvaged retro chairs

I found this pair of chairs that was calling out to me to fix up. To me their style was so simple yet unusual. I gave them a good sanding, replaced the seats and re-upholstered with new fabric and foam. I painted them in a bone white color. The new neutral look of these chairs would compliment any kitchen, living room or office. 
BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

Available for $80 pair


Friday, April 25, 2014

Awesome Vintage Finds! Suitcases!

Who doesn't love the charm and intrigue of vintage suitcase used in home decor? Stack them to create a simple yet stylish side table or open them up to display your favorite photos and collectibles. I was so excited to find these treasures and hope you love them too! 


Now available on Etsy! Vintage Dresner suitcase

SOLD!



Oshkosh "The Chief" Vintage Luggage SOLD!



Monday, April 14, 2014

Cleveland Bazaar May 17!

The Retro Revival is pleased to be showing at Cleveland Bazaar's first summer event on:
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Market Square, Ohio City

Monday, March 10, 2014

New Items! Monogrammed Enamel on Copper Plates!

These 3 x 3 inch plates are a lovely gift idea for Mother's Day, Bridal or Baby Shower, Housewarming or Birthday! Available in a variety of colors. Custom orders are welcome or buy ready made from my Etsy shop! Go to Etsy, click here!



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Re-purposed Phonograph Record Wall Clock

Re-purposed Dorothy Lamour phonograph record cover wall clock

Very few people still listen to phonograph records. Not vinyl, phonograph. I have inherited a very large collection of these albums and currently do not have a phonograph player. Although I do plan on enjoying some of the music in future, some records are so old and damaged they cannot be used anymore. It pains me to let go of this once treasured collection that belonged to my uncle. So I found a way to re-purpose the covers so they could be enjoyed another way. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Custom name signs, great gift idea! Create lovely focal points in entry ways and living areas!

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This piece I made for my parents this Christmas. Each letter is hand enameled in Hunter green onto copper. The plates are attached with copper tacks on a distressed wood mounting board that is painted in Hunter green as well. It now hangs in their mud room above their vintage stove. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Our most recent restoration is "Sublime"!

G.E. Deluxe Vintage Refrigerator


Custom order restoration, painted in Sublime green (1970 Dodge Challenger) with Mopar decal.






Monday, January 13, 2014

Hey Ladies! SCA's Girls Night Out Event at Solon Center for the Arts

COME BY AND ENJOY ART, FASHION, FOOD AND FUN! 

THE RETRO REVIVAL WILL BE SHOWCASING HAND MADE ENAMEL ART, HOME DECOR AND HOUSEWARES.

SCA'S GIRLS' NIGHT OUT

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM!
$5. ENTRY FEE

SOLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
6315 SOM CENTER ROAD
SOLON, OH
440-337-1400