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Popular Science Show Place Home – Entryway Divider

Welcome guests into your home the 1950’s way with this great entryway divider!Entryway Divider 1

Entry Divider IIEntry Divider III

Another great idea from the Make Your Home a Show Place issue of Popular Science!  Stay tuned for more great ideas, such the best garden shed EVER, telephone corners and even furniture!

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Every Man’s Dream – A Shooting Range In Your Basement

Originally uploaded by aharvey2k

 

I stumbled upon this when uploading my own popular science article to Flickr.

I am at a loss for words. Who could have ever thought this was a good idea? Ever??? 

But I do love the wife holding the target. “Just a little higher, honey. A little to the left, ok perfect! Now just hold perfectly still….”

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Popular Science’s DIY 1950s Home

On Valentine’s Day, Hubby and I drove 2 hours up North to go to a restaurant we discovered while we were first dating.  Most people would think that was too far for dinner, but I always look forward to long drives with my husband. We spend those trips talking, and I mean really talking.  At home there are distractions and dishes, phone calls and bills, and pretty soon we fall into bed exhausted.  But when we go for a drive there are no distractions, and we talk for hours about philosopy, art, our relationship and other abstract things that we normally don’t talk about during the busy week.

And we get to shop!

We are always suckers for a mysterious looking shop, a cute roadside stand, and pretty much every antique store we can lay our eyes on.  So when we arrived early for our dinner reservations, we decided to drive around the little town we were in until we found some place to shop.  Of course, about 30 seconds later, we stumbled on a cute little antique shop, where I found this magazine:Popular Science MCM

And a MCM fountain of information! The main article consists of do-it-yourself decorating and furniture ideas for the “modern” home. They are so great, like this one for a bathroom vanity.

PS Bathroom Vanity

Stay tuned for more ideas from this fun article, including a room divider, a garden shed and even furniture!

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