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Woman designs ‘time capsule’ home to look like 1970s – every piece of furniture cost less than $25

A Chicago-based woman has designed her entire ‘time capsule’ home to look like it’s in the 1970s – and revealed that almost every piece of furniture inside of it cost less than $25.

Corbyn Hanson Wittig, 51, bought the four-bedroom house last year. After she, her husband, and their three kids moved into it and she discovered some old items left behind by the previous owners – she was inspired.

Corbyn decided to completely transform the home – turning it into a vintage haven that makes visitors feel as though they have gone back in time. 

While redoing the residence, the mom-of-three decided to opt for only secondhand items – in an attempt to help the environment and reduce landfill. 

She scoured thrift stores searching for items from the ’70s, and slowly filled her house with various objects from the time period. 

A Chicago-based woman has designed her entire ‘time capsule’ home to look like it’s in the 1970s – and every piece of furniture inside of it cost less than $25

Corbyn Hanson Wittig (pictured), 51, bought the four-bedroom house last year

Corbyn Hanson Wittig (pictured), 51, bought the four-bedroom house last year

After she, her husband, and their three kids moved into it and she discovered some old items left behind by the previous owners - she was inspired

After she, her husband, and their three kids moved into it and she discovered some old items left behind by the previous owners – she was inspired

Corbyn decided to completely transform the home - turning it into a vintage haven that makes you feel like you've gone back in time

Corbyn decided to completely transform the home – turning it into a vintage haven that makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time

While redoing the residence, the mom-of-three decided to opt for only secondhand items - in an attempt to help the environment and reduce landfill

While redoing the residence, the mom-of-three decided to opt for only secondhand items – in an attempt to help the environment and reduce landfill

There is not one item in the house that cost her more than $25, or was made later than 1980

There is not one item in the house that cost her more than $25, or was made later than 1980

It feels like you're stepping into the '70s when you enter the home. Corbyn's kids are pictured inside of it

It feels like you're stepping into the '70s when you enter the home. Corbyn's kids are pictured inside of it

It feels like you’re stepping into the ’70s when you enter the home. Corbyn’s kids are pictured inside of it

Now, there is not one item in the house that cost her more than $25, or was made later than 1980.

It feels like you’re stepping into the ’70s when you enter the home – which is decked out with bright-patterned wallpaper, colorful blankets and pillows, and other charming ’70s chachkies that Corbyn found in various thrift stores.

According to Corbyn, she enjoys the style from the time frame much more than the ‘boring white and gray’ homes she often sees today.

‘I wanted to create the opposite to the white and grey homes – it’s everywhere and it’s such a boring path to take,’ she said. 

‘I love the flower power and the bright colors. In the 1970s, everything had that style and we don’t now.

‘I think many people are missing that maximalism – the total opposite of the white and grey homes everyone has now.’

It is filled with bright-patterned wallpaper, colorful blankets and pillows, and other charming '70s chachkies that Corbyn found in various thrift stores

It is filled with bright-patterned wallpaper, colorful blankets and pillows, and other charming ’70s chachkies that Corbyn found in various thrift stores

According to Corbyn, she enjoys the style from the time frame much more than the 'boring white and gray' homes she often sees today

According to Corbyn, she enjoys the style from the time frame much more than the ‘boring white and gray’ homes she often sees today

The walls are lined with old paintings and intricate frames. And the chairs and couches are covered in colorful throw blankets and pillows

The walls are lined with old paintings and intricate frames. And the chairs and couches are covered in colorful throw blankets and pillows

When it comes to looking for new furniture, Corybn said she hopes more people will start using secondhand stuff

When it comes to looking for new furniture, Corybn said she hopes more people will start using secondhand stuff

'It feels like the right time to find alternatives to buying new due to climate change, so we turned to secondhand first,' she explained

‘It feels like the right time to find alternatives to buying new due to climate change, so we turned to secondhand first,’ she explained

When it comes to looking for furniture, Corybn said she hopes more people will start using secondhand stuff like her.

‘It feels like the right time to find alternatives to buying new due to climate change, so we turned to secondhand first,’ she explained.

‘If you’re paying the same or less, why would you go and buy a bin from Target when you could get the same or cheaper vintage?

‘There is almost nothing in here newer than 1980 or more expensive than $25. You can often find something better in a thrift shop for less money.’ 

She concluded with some advice for other homeowners who are looking to also revamp their homes.

‘It’s about restoring, not renovating. Don’t tear out your wooden paneling or pink bathroom features, when you could use them as part of your design,’ she said.

‘Not only is it cheaper, but if we turn to secondhand things first, we can keep more out of the landfill.’

The bright kitchen is also filled with '70s appliances

The bright kitchen is also filled with ’70s appliances

Bright blue wallpaper lines the bathroom walls

Bright blue wallpaper lines the bathroom walls

Corbyn said that redoing the house was 'about restoring, not renovating'

Corbyn said that redoing the house was ‘about restoring, not renovating’

She told other homeowners: 'Don't tear out your wooden paneling or pink bathroom features, when you could use them as part of your design'

She told other homeowners: ‘Don’t tear out your wooden paneling or pink bathroom features, when you could use them as part of your design’

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