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For Sale – 1959 Mid-Century Modern Home in NC for Sale

NO – Not our house, but another 1959 Mid-Century Modern located down the street in Laurenburg, NC. About half way from Lewisville, NC to the coast is a small town nestled in the pine forests. This is part of a series where we explore furniture and homes from the 1950’s, 1960’s and early 1970’s. I …

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Build a Strong Farm House Style Deck Gate (Plan and Guide)

Knowing how to build a Farm House style Deck Gate that lasts, does not sag or close properly is something I am sure (If you found our website) close to your heart. Many of the designs today, look simple and clean but lack strength. Typical designs don’t take into account two factors. 1. Strength over …

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A Free Home Energy Assessment to SAVE You Thousands Of Dollars!

Did you know that your electric company may offer a home energy assessment for free that could help save you Thousands of Dollars? I have gotten notices from Duke Energy for some time asking me if I would like a home Energy Assessment. They either deployed some type of AI (artificial intelligence) or black magic …

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Vintage Mid Century Modern Atomic Sputnik Chandelier

I have said it before and will say it again, buy authentic “REAL” items as much as you can. That was our decision when we wanted to find a real vintage Mid-Century Modern Atomic Sputnik Chandelier. It was one of the first items I knew I wanted to find for our house. I already had …

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Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Jacaranda Cantu Chairs

In a continuation of our series of interesting furniture from the 1950’s, 1960’s I found this on eBay from a Brazilian designer, a full set of Jacaranda Cantu Chairs. While many MCM – Mid-Century Modern designs typically are focused on designs starting in Sweden or Denmark, this South American Designer Sergio Rodrigues has many popular …

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Sonos Wireless or In Wall Mounted Rear Surround Sound Speakers?

When we bought this house, one of my first thoughts centered around the living room and having a great sounding stereo with full range rear surround speakers. As you may or may not know, trends in the industry have been shaken up lately with the much improved wireless speakers. There are several brands that stand …

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Mid-Century Dresser Set

Facebook Marketplace Finds Mid-Century Dresser Set

On our journey to restoring our home, we started to look for various pieces of furniture like this Mid-Century Dresser. Some could say this is a Mid-Century Modern design too… We try to find items that would be of interest to us and our readers. In continuing this series that started with a Mid-Century Electric …

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