Homemaker magazine,  do-it-yourself, interior design, DIY, decoration, 1950s, 1960s available from www.vintagebritishstyle.com

HOMEMAKER MAGAZINE 1950s / 1960s 

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Homemaker

UK magazine full of DIY projects, interior design, product reviews, loads of adverts for homemaking/DIY products

Approximate size 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)

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Homemaker Issue No. 2 April 1959

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126 pages

Note - free gift not included

Projects include nest of trays, oak sideboard, bedroom suite

Feature on furniture you can build at home

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Homemaker Issue No. 3 May 1959

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128 pages

Slight creasing to top right hand corner of front cover.

Has been folded over at about 1.5" in from opening edge, due to storage over the years

Free gift of Home Decorator's Wallet included

Projects include built-in Hi-Fi system, made-to-measure kitchen unit, making curtains

Feature on refrigerators

15
Homemaker Issue No. 4 June 1959

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134 pages

Projects include high level kitchen cabinet, needlework basket

15
Homemaker Issue No. 5 July 1959

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134 pages

Projects include folding picnic-table and chairs, garden barrow, frying pan clock

Features on buying furniture for today, designs of the year 1959

15
Homemaker Issue No. 6 August 1959

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126 pages

Projects include children's play cabin, table-top magazine rack, picture frames

Feature on cutlery

10
Homemaker September-October 1959

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158 pages

Projects include record cabinet, dining furniture, coal bunker

Features on new Scandinavian line furniture, gas and electric fires

10
Homemaker November 1959

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150 pages

Projects include pegboard tools rack, laying a garden path, built-in cupboard

Feature on washing machines

10
Homemaker December 1959

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134 pages

Projects include musical boxes, Christmas gifts, cane-work shopping basket

Feature on convertible beds/sofas

10
Homemaker February 1960

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118 pages

Small tear at spine

Booklet on fibreboard included.

Projects include folding tables and shelves, building a fireplace in stone or brick, folding fireside chair

Features on bed linen, knitting by machine

10
Homemaker April 1960

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150 pages

Central heating booklet included.

Projects include child's bedroom unit, making simple lampshades

Features include choosing a tape recorder, dining furniture and tableware

10
Homemaker May 1960

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136 pages

Projects include bathroom cabinet, constructing a pond, adding a conservatory

Features on window dressing, wallpapers,

10
Homemaker June 1960

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154 pages

Projects include bed table, record cabinet, planning a patio

Features on care for your carpets, aids to easier gardening, plastic surfacings

10
Homemaker August 1960

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102 pages

Projects include reversing a door, three-way occasional table, fixing units to a wall

Features on outdoor lighting, built-in furniture, timber houses, brighter luggage

10
Homemaker September 1960

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126 pages

Projects include building dry walls in the garden, repainting the house outside,

shopping bag and briefcase

Features on  choosing a greenhouse, sisal carpeting,

10
Homemaker October 1960

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150 pages

Colourful homemaking booklet included.

Projects include bathroom linen box, bird table

Features on planning a study bedroom, food mixers, choosing your heating system

10
Homemaker November 1960

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150 pages

Projects include laying garage foundation and floors, chair and ladder in one, attic conversion

Features on furnishing on a budget, choosing fabric for loose covers, coffee makers, lighting

10
Homemaker December 1960

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126 pages

Projects include child's model shop, inexpensive gifts, a porch lantern

Features on furnishing a bedroom on a budget, irons, choosing a blanket

10
Homemaker February 1961

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112 pages

Projects include various dressing tables, modernising a Victorian bedroom, storage stool

Features on winter motoring, condensation, curtains.

10
Homemaker April 1961

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136 pages

Projects include birdhouse, magazine racks, plant stand

Features on freshening up the pond, built-in cookers, using electricity with safety

Includes 24 page pull-out booklet - A spring face lift for the home

10
Homemaker May 1961

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144 pages

Projects include tiled-top coffee table, draining the garden, memo board, hall chest

Features on ceramic tiles, cutting holes in glass, refrigerators

Includes 24 page pull-out booklet - Outdoor homemaking

10
Homemaker June 1961

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126 pages

Projects include disguising an ugly fireplace, child's garden truck, garden table, clothes airer

Features on care of the lawn, practical pots and pans, trouble-free refrigeration, eating in the kitchen

Free gift included - Portfolio and Quick Reference Tables

10
Homemaker July 1961

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104 pages

Projects include tea trolley, built-in livingroom furniture, building a shed, picnic table

Features on  Design Centre Awards 1961, picnic and camping accessories, fountains for small gardens

10
Homemaker August 1961

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96 pages

Projects include room divider, outdoor furniture, built-in bedroom furniture

Features on new trends in furniture, outdoor furniture, improvised barbecues

10
Homemaker September 1961

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120 pages

Projects include making a carport, summer garden seat, wardrobes, table unit

Features on garages and carports, making your garden look bigger, a lawn to be proud of.

10
Homemaker October 1961

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144 pages

Projects include bird table, magazine rack, tiled coffee table

Features on modernising your bathroom, sheet flooring guide, paperhanging on painted walls

10
Homemaker November 1961

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136 pages

Projects include power points on a ring circuit, serving hatch and flap table, fitted wardrobes

Features on  central heating, preparing soil for planting, furnishing from scratch

10
Homemaker December 1961

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102 pages

Projects include see-saw and chute, doll's house, dining table and sideboard

Features on  fluorescent lighting, guide to cookers, wrapping Christmas parcels

10
Homemaker January 1962

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88 pages

Projects include cocktail bars, dressing table, magazine rack, built-in alcove units

Features on choosing a bed, displaying prints, borrowing for building

Free gift of two prints is included.  

10
Homemaker February 1962

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96 pages

Projects include breakfast bar, plant trough, bookcase, mosaic bottle-lamp, built-in bureau

Features on decorative timber, furnishing from scratch.

16 page guide to home maintenance included.

10
Homemaker March 1962

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126 pages

Projects include doll's bed, entertainment unit, making lampshades

Features on dryers, take care of the kettle, focus on your fireplace

16 page booklet Easy to Make with Plywood include.

Pull-out supplement included - A garden plan for every plot

10
Homemaker April 1962

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128 pages

Projects include renovating a bath, dinette suite, toddler's playpen, eggcup holder

Features on  creating a garden of fragrance, fitting a venetian blind, new look at rugs

12 page supplement on home decoration included

10
Homemaker May 1962

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136 pages

Projects include child's desk, bow-fronted cupboard, two-car garage, room divider

Features on choosing and fitting a sink, new ways with ceilings, combating wood decay

10
Homemaker June 1962

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112 pages

Projects include a boat, mock window shutters, rustic furniture,

Features on furnishing and decorating an old flat, kitchen conversion for a bungalow

10
Homemaker July 1962

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96 pages

Projects include souvenir display cabinet, putting up a home extension

Features on choosing fire surrounds, choose your roses now, louvres all the way

16 page supplement included - Carefree summer motoring

10
Homemaker August 1962

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88 pages

Projects include sunlounger, wash-basin in the bedroom, garden umbrella table, sectional playhouse

Features on decorative ways with mirrors, furniture for sunny days

16 page supplement included - The home pleasure garden

10
Homemaker September 1962

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104 pages

Projects include building a conservatory, a garden pond, building a darkroom annexe

Features on safety in the home, ponds and pools in the garden, installing gas central heating

10
Homemaker October 1962

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136 pages

Projects include roll-top desk, building a conservatory, workbench,

Features on how to use power tools, better heating on a budget, making the home weatherworthy

16 page supplement included - exterior decorating

10
Homemaker November 1962

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136 pages

Projects include doll's bungalow, hiding an unwanted fireplace, drying rack, lampshades

Features on  common sense lighting, making the home weatherworthy, making garden cloches

10
Homemaker December 1962

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112 pages

Projects include furniture for a bed-sitter, rocking horse, toy garage, record holder, desk set

Features on making home seem larger, common sense lighting, short course in wood finishing

9
Homemaker January 1963

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88 pages

Projects include disguising an old fireplace, foldaway bar, bed settee

Features on bar-top accessories, cutting the cost of hot water, rooms for teenagers

9
Homemaker February 1963

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96 pages

Projects include bird table, greenhouse, transforming small bathrooms

Features on curing dampness, power tools - bench equipment

10
Homemaker March 1963

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128 pages

Projects include nursery furniture, making loose covers, modern armchair

Features on basic budget for a new home, washing machines, dealing with unused fireplaces

10
Homemaker April 1963

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128 pages

Projects include stone fireplace, modern rocking chair, fitting an extractor fan

Features on spring decoration, ideas that sell a house, sharpening gardening tools

10
Homemaker May 1963

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136 pages

Projects include wardrobe, cocktail bar, Wendy house, towelling bedspread

Features on plants for a terrace, buying a well-designed house, air conditioning

10
Homemaker June 1963

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112 pages

Projects include built-in wardrobe, buffet trolley, bedhead

Features on furniture for the garden and poolside, smart touches a wife can add to a newly decorated home

9
Homemaker July 1963

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96 pages

Projects include display case for toy models, writing desk, linen box

Features on making the most of a sewing machine, creating a water garden

9
Homemaker August 1963

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88 pages

Projects include toy cabinet, cocktail cabinet, writing desk and bookshelf

Features on questions to ask when buying a cooker, preserving the sparkle of car chrome

10
Homemaker September 1963

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128 pages

Projects include fitting carpets, tape recorder and record player cabinet, insulating your  home

Features on questions to ask when buying a vacuum cleaner, how to tell if your electrical wiring is safe

10
Homemaker October 1963

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136 pages

Projects include fitting mixer taps, study  unit for a teenager, child's bed

Features on convertible settees, light fittings, mending a doll

10
Homemaker November 1963

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136 pages

Projects include patio-shed, planning an extra cloakroom or shower, converting a loft

Features on womanly ways to bring elegance to a home, professional ways of finishing and polishing wood

9
Homemaker December 1963

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110 pages

Small tear to front cover

Projects include fireplaces, hi-fi equipment cabinet, bathroom cabinet, build-in window seat

Features on power tools, perfect veneering, taking advantage of time switches

9
Homemaker March 1964

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128 pages

Projects include garden shed, built-in fitments for halls, bunks that convert to separate beds

Features on plants for quick colour on a terrace, professional way to cut stone, decorative woods

10
Homemaker May 1964

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136 pages

Projects include settee, fireplaces, open-tread staircase, built-in wardrobe

Features on woodworm and dry rot, fences and garden paths, dishwashers

10
Homemaker June 1964

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136 pages

Projects include decorative shelves, laying terrazzo tiles, paving a terrace

Features on the 1964 award-winning designers, new patterns in plastic surfaces, automatic ironers

9
Homemaker August 1964

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96 pages

Projects include table-tennis table, sun-lounger, decorative dividers for through-rooms

Features on beautiful fish for the home aquarium, keeping summer glare from your home

10
Homemaker September 1964

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120 pages

Projects include stone fireplace, a floating ceiling, lined curtains, loose covers

Features on decorative wall panels in paper and plastic, special decoration section

10
Homemaker October 1964

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136 pages

Projects include bedroom unit, nursery furniture

Features on shrubs and trees, what makes houses noisy and how to quieten them, new lighting and floral wallpapers