12 great products to create a Lodge kitchen


omega-dynasty-cabinet-door-lodge-styleI WAS EXCITED TO SEE AN ALL-NEW DOOR STYLE from Omega/Dynasty: “The Lodge”. Who doesn’t want a cottage with a warm, cozy, rustic-style kitchen? Fortunately, there are a lot of great products today to pull one together. How about starting with:

  • A refurbished vintage Magic Chef stove circa 1930, from The Good Time Stove Co. This is not inexpensive at $10,500 – but what an heirloom. I’m going to visit this company within the next few weeks – they are right up the road from me in Goshen, Mass.
  • The new Lodge door is from Omega/Dynasty. Honestly, I’m not sure what kind of wood that is – at the home show in Oregon I saw “knotty cherry” available – it looked like this. Cherry is a harder, more durable wood than pine, which makes it better for kitchens. I like!vintage-style-barkcloth-adirondack-moonlight
  • But: Use a vintage Youngstown steel sink cabinet with porcelain-enamel-on-cast-iron drainboard sink for your sink. Yes – you can use JUST the steel sink base and surround it with cabinets – this is a great look! The vintage Youngstown sink cabinets (or similar brands) are arguably the easiest vintage steel cabinets yet to find today – as they were sold by the piece starting in the 40s. You see them stand-alone in ads from the period, surrounded by wood cabinets (presumably made by pa) just as I am suggesting.
  • And I’ve suggested a bundle of other features and accessories to add color and interest: thibaut-scottish-plaidWonderful Scottish- plaid wallpaper from Thibaut… Adirondack-style barkcloth for drapes from Full Swing Textiles… a schoolhouse lighting shade from Rejuvenation… wrought iron cabinet pulls from Crown City Hardware… Marmoleum flooring… a Capel braided rug… laminate countertops … and more.



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  1. says

    Well you’re describing what my kitchen wants to be when it grows up. The cabinets I have were recycled from a chicken coop and are planked with Xs across them. These here look like knotty alder which is popular here in the NW. I actually have this fabric book marked! and I have a version of the yellow in a stripe (found at Goodwill) above the rough cedar wainscotting and a chicken themed border. Plus I have a red metal sink under the window. Pam I sent photos in the fall I think.

    • Pam Kueber says

      Sara, I’ll take a look for your photos. I am way way behind – organizing reader photos into stories is the very hardest part of doing the blog, therefore, it takes me forever.

  2. At The Lounge With Les Baxter says

    Ah, the quest for the perfect stove! And don’t I know it! We’re closing in on the dream stove of the midcentury: we’ve ordered an O’Keefe and Merritt 900 series from Christian at dreamstoves.com. You can see pictures at my Web site. Can’t wait!

  3. Katy says

    Hey! Found your blog again thanks to NYT. We have a 1944 tract house in the Bay Area and just recently purchased a house in Tahoe. I love this lodge entry. Would love more like it. Consignment and garage sales have guided our design. The result is some maple antiques, a lot of Mission Oak, and posters of motorboats and vintage olympics. Our best find is a ginger jar lamp in safety orange from a garage sale. Second best was a set of tea cups from goodwill with a pine cone design much like what’s featured in the print in this entry.

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