Real men wear retro aprons!

"You can tell I'm working with all ladies," said Dan Brady. "They made me wear the apron!"

In this week's Upnorthlive ReVibe, Dan and Denine reveal their entire 1950's inspired kitchen with a checkered floor, dining set and even Dan in an apron!

Denine Dingeman, designer at Charitable Resale, shares her inspiration and teaches you to affordably style with ease! She's teaming up with Dan Brady, "tricks-of-the-trade" painter at Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration. He brings you time-saving tricks and products that are easy to find and use.

ReVibe a retro wall:

Clean: Use a household cleaner/degreaser to thoroughly clean interior and exterior surfaces. If there are still imperfections, that is ok.

"If there are a lot of imperfections in the wall, you want to make sure you pick the right paint," said Dan. "And what we used on these walls is what I use on about 95% of the houses I do."

Dan recommends using a ceramic matte paint.

"It's a low sheen on the wall... You don't see a lot of the imperfections in the wall," said Dan.

ReVibe an old dining table into a retro chic dinette set:

"I have this lovely dinette set.. It's from 1971," said Denine. "It's about 20 years newer than our refrigerator, but I think that's ok... It adds a little more interest."

Denine's trick to change up the chair cushions: Use old t-shirts!

"If you're doing a dinner party and you're doing an over-the-hill theme, or you want to do something red for Cinco de Mayo, you can just change it out for a night," said Denine.

Check out the retro ReVibe room reveal by clicking the video above!

Click HERE for more information on Charitable Resale and HERE for more information on Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration.

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