Do you want or need new kitchen cabinets? I share my opinions on sourcing the best quality kitchen cabinets for the money.
Retro-sleuth Wendy reminded me this week that, howdy do heck yeah: All The Best Stuff’s In St. Louis. Wendy’s clever reminder: She avidly scopes vintage steel kitchen cabinets for sale in St. Louis, and over the course of 22 days, she spotted 22 kitchens. It’s a veritable Show-Me state smorgasbord of 1950s steel cabinet manufacturers, […]
If you’re on the lookout for a drop-in drainboard sink for your vintage kitchen remodel, we’ve just spotted five new options for you to consider. The sinks come in a variety of configurations, materials and colors.One particular sink model comes in 36 different colors — ranging from neutrals, bold brights and pastel pinks, greens and […]
Reader Catherine and her husband Jonathan loved the original steel kitchen cabinets and tiled walls in their 1950 Cape Cod kitchen, but the room was feeling tired and needed some freshening up. After seeing Pam’s story recommending Azrock flooring as an authentic 1950s style floor choice, Catherine knew it was the right fit for her […]
A short pause today, to reflect upon and ogle the linoleum pattern that we believe was The Single Most Popular resilient floor pattern in midcentury American houses: Armstrong No. 5352. So far in my research, I have found No. 5352 in Armstrong catalogs as early as 1935 and reader Scott says that it was still […]
A common question among owners of vintage kitchen cabinets: Where to find replacement parts to fix drawer roller guides and the like? I didn’t know, but now, reader Suz over on our steel kitchen cabinet buy/sell Forum has suggested a place for these parts: Swisco. I jumped over the site and the its and bits […]
Thanks to reader Maire on Save The Pink Bathrooms, who alerted us to this site — Faucets & Fixtures Overstock — as a good potential place to vintage vintage Kohler kitchen and bathroom sinks, faucets, color toilet seats, and more. While many of these pieces may not be old enough to be called “vintage” […]
Six+ years of blogging the retro, and this is the first time we’ve ever seen one of these: A Youngstown Kitchens hutch. Spotted for sale on our Forum. Yes, apparently this was a purpose-built design — not something cobbled together. Reason we think so: The decorative back splash of the hutch is steel — yes, […]