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How a 28-year-old Polly Pocket set is professionally restored

Kerchie is a YouTuber who repairs vintage Polly Pocket sets. She shows us how she restores one from 1992. This includes repainting the characters and the interior of the compact, creating a new foil logo and gluing it on, and creating new polymer clay wings for the characters. Visit Insider’s […]
How a 28-year-old Polly Pocket set is professionally restored
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A husband and wife in the Hudson Valley convert vintage Airstreams into tiny homes that they sell for $100,000 and name after famous women

Where other people see trash, Ed Potokar and Amy Rosenfeld of Hudson Valley Airstream see treasure. Residents of New York’s Hudson Valley, the husband and wife spend their days transforming derelict Airstream trailers into tiny homes. Since 2016, they have renovated four vintage Airstreams from the 1960s and ’70s and […]
A husband and wife in the Hudson Valley convert vintage Airstreams into tiny homes that they sell for $100,000 and name after famous women
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How old paintings are professionally restored

Sara Drew is a conservator at Centre Art Studio in New York City. She showed us how she cleans and restores a 180-year-old painting of English opera singer Lucia Elizabeth Vestris. The painting has paint loss, thick layers of dirt and tobacco smoke, and physical tears. Visit Insider.com for more […]
How old paintings are professionally restored
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A 130-year-old firehouse in Newport has been converted into a 4-bedroom home — and it just got a $1 million price cut. Take a look inside the ‘Chutes and Ladders’ house.

A historic four-bedroom Newport home nicknamed the “Chutes and Ladders” house is selling for $US3.45 million following a $US1.2 million price cut in May. Housed in a former 19th-century Rhode Island fire station, it comes with multiple staircases plus an elevator and working firepole. In 2009, the home received a […]
A 130-year-old firehouse in Newport has been converted into a 4-bedroom home — and it just got a $1 million price cut. Take a look inside the ‘Chutes and Ladders’ house.
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This car mechanic makes amphibious vehicles

Theon Parseghian is a mechanic from upstate New York who completely transforms old vehicles by making them amphibious. He’s rebuilt a Volvo station wagon and a houseboat to master both land and sea. The following is a transcript of the video. These vehicles conquer water and land. They’re creations by […]
This car mechanic makes amphibious vehicles