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The are reproductions of original postcards from Hawaii. I These have a matte finish so they will not fuse to the glass. I could have used originals but I taped the back of these cards to the top of the bar and that may ruin them.

Here is a simple way to “Retro” something up. You can do this to any furniture that has protective glass on top of it. You can do this with family pictures, postcards, fabric or any kind of memorabilia. The only thing I can warn you about is if the finish on the pictures you are putting under the glass is glossy it may fuse to the glass ruining your pictures. If they are glossy then you will have to place those clear rubber bumpers under the glass to keep air between the two surfaces.

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Here is what I am starting with

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With this process you need to make a dry run and see how you want to lay out the cards before you tape them down. I tried it a couple of different ways to find what looked best.

I love the imagery of these cards. They make you want to jump on a plane and fly to far off tropical places.

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IMG_5020Mel and I think this simple little trick is great! If you have a beat up surface or a surface you do not care for then this should help. The glass was about $60 bucks and the postcards were about $35. It would have taken a lot more effort to re-Formica this and I honestly we do not think it would have looked better than it does now.

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IMG_5028The only thing we are waiting on now are the cushions. They are over at B&T upholstery. I expect we will have them sometime next week. We can not wait to see this bar finished.

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  1. What an awesome idea! You guys are the best inspiration when it comes to what can be done to “vintage-up” stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Love the vintage Hawaiiana!

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  3. How cool is that?! Looks much more interesting than the plain black top. Reminds me of decoupage only a lot less messier ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing all your great ideas, projects, and finds.

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  4. I was looking forward to seeing this project done and it looks amazing! Great job.

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