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She Flipped A 1940s Shack Into This Cute Tiny House

by Ariana Seigel
Ariana lives in NYC but grew up in FL. She loves comedy, strong coffee, and impromptu performances by the mariachi bands on the subway.

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with all things vintage! I love combing through thrift stores for the perfect A-line ’50s dress or pouring through old cookbooks for a classic icebox cake recipe.

In fact, this amazing English family is fully realizing my vintage dream — living every part of their life like they’re actually in the 1940’s!  I wish I could do the same with my house!

That’s why, when I saw this cute little retro vacation home in Oregon, I knew I had to take a peek!

Designer by trade, Sarah Phipps fell in love with this 1940’s home despite its original state of disrepair. Even with the shag carpeting, horrifying heater, and peeling paperboard walls, “I always see what it looks like in the end,” Sarah shared.

Spending only a nominal amount on the renovation, Sarah completely transformed the ramshackle space into a total vintage fairytale. By preserving some of the original elements of the house and adding her own unique flair, Sarah created this adorable vacation home and wants you to stay!

Would you stay in this lovely 1940s home? Let us know in the comments below!

With original vintage hardware and farmhouse sink, the unique little kitchen is the perfect place to do some serious baking. The light shade of mint green and the mix of colorful prints and designs only add to the authenticity.

With original vintage hardware and farmhouse sink, the unique little kitchen is the perfect place to do some serious baking. The light shade of mint green and the mix of colorful prints and designs only add to the authenticity.

A larger view allows you to fully appreciate the attention to detail: an adorable bird wall design and the perfect pop of red flowers in a vase.

A larger view allows you to fully appreciate the attention to detail: an adorable bird wall design and the perfect pop of red flowers in a vase.

This gorgeous black stove totally fits with the vintage look of the living room and gives the space an extra “homey” feeling.

This gorgeous black stove totally fits with the vintage look of the living room and gives the space an extra “homey” feeling.

This old-school wooden desk and stylish vintage lamp would be a novel writer's dream workspace!

This old-school wooden desk and stylish vintage lamp would be a novel writer's dream workspace!

The bedroom has a totally soothing, yet colorful vibe — a perfect spot to relax and sip a warm cup of peppermint tea.

The bedroom has a totally soothing, yet colorful vibe — a perfect spot to relax and sip a warm cup of peppermint tea.

Finally, a view of the exterior provides the full picture: a charming little home, complete with modern amenities and a "throwback" style all its own.

Finally, a view of the exterior provides the full picture: a charming little home, complete with modern amenities and a "throwback" style all its own.

Would you stay in the adorable and funky 1940s retro home? Let us know in the comments.

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