Hello Dear Readers and welcome to past where this blog spends most of its time!
Today we’re going to take a look at some slightly bizarre 70′s decorating solutions solved by the overly imaginative editors of our 1975 edition of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine:
1970′s Perplexing Decorating Problem: “I keep forgetting where the basketball is supposed to go.”
Back in the 70′s, before effective ADD medication was developed, kids sometimes got distracted while playing basketball and would often forget what they were supposed to be doing and why!
So Better Homes and Gardens put their decorating experts on this perplexing problem and lo and behold, they came up with this Rockin’ Basketball Backboard Arrow Reminder!
Simply throw the ball up in the air and make it go into that thing the arrows are pointing to! Problem Solved? No . . . Problem Super Solved √
1970′s Perplexing Decorating Problem: “My 70′s kitchen is boring.”
1975 Better Homes and Gardens begs its readers not to throw away those kitchen utensils, broken tools or what Grandpa left on his dinner plate last night. Why? Because they’ve got an idea! All you do is:
1) Set aside some kitchen garbage
2) Purchase a big piece of plywood and cut it into a circle.
3) Paint the circle ugly silver.
4) Glue kitchen garbage to ugly silver plywood circle.
5) Spray paint the whole kit and caboodle with ugly silver spray paint.
6) Drum up enough courage to mount decorating solution for boring kitchen on the wall for everyone to see!
Problem Solved? No . . . Problem Super Solved √
1970′s Perplexing Decorating Problem: Our Baby’s Nursery Isn’t Strange Enough.
1975 Better Homes and Gardens liked to appeal to everyone, even people who desired that their baby be housed in a very strange nursery just like the one they probably grew up in.
The instructions are a little complicated but suffice it to say you just need to attach some rope to your baby’s crib and somehow suspend it from the ceiling. Don’t worry it’s probably safe.
Once that’s done, the only thing left to do is light the room with one 15-watt light bulb hanging from the ceiling on a long cord, place a creepy doll on the crib rail thus ensuring that all the shadows cast will be eerie and strange!
Problem solved? No . . . Problem Super Solved √
And there you have it Dear Readers, a 1970 ‘s solution to all your most perplexing 1970′s decorating problems. Who says living in the past can’t be productive?
Until next time . . . I love you