Create a sweet pre-war bungalow kitchen

clarion-vintage-style-farmhouse-sinkDo you love prewar bungalows and cottages and want to update your kitchen in that charming style? I bumped into this wonderful Clarion farmhouse sink again – an exact reproduction of a stand-along pre-war sink. Oh my goodness, wouldn’t this look fabulous with Bradbury Sunnyside wallpaper… yellow straw linoleum from Armstrong… an Elmira Stove Works range… a vintage dinette… subway tiles… and… hmmm, how about oak Arts & Crafts style cabinets? The daydream of waking up to this sweet sweet kitchen makes me want a prewar bungalow!


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  1. says

    Great blog! The wallpaper is a dream but I would never live with a sink like that again. It is cute as all heck, but it is so shallow, you end up soaking your whole front everytime you do dishes.

    I can’t wait to read more!

  2. Kristin says

    Ditto to what Nicole said! Before we bought the mini-ranch, we were living in a studio apartment in my family home built in 1929. It had this very sink in the kitchen and while cute, I was regularly soaked.

  3. Kristy says

    We bought a 1918 bungalow last year – and the dream you’ve explained is just about what I’m working on doing to the kitchen! I’m going to mix eras though – I found a beautiful 1950’s Tappan range and a left-hand drainboard sink & metal cabinet on craigslist. I’m going to get thebigchill’s 50’s fridge & dishwasher to match the era of my stove, but going for arts & craft’s recessed-door wood cabinets to match the woodwork in the rest of the house. Throw in a banquette for seating and we’re done!
    Love the blog, your focus isn’t the era of the house we own, but I believe in mixing and matching anyways!

    • Pam Kueber says

      Kristy – your kitchen sounds great! Be sure to send me pictures when you are done! And hey – I am all for mix ‘n match, too! That is the way people lived, in reality!

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