Julie wants our help: Which blue … or aqua … bathroom tile should she choose to go with the vintage Formica Nassau countertop laminate she’s salvaged? She’s building the bathroom from scratch, in the basement, so the sky’s — and sky blues’ — the limit.Heck yeah there is more →
We don’t see these too often: A Westinghouse Appliance Center — the kind that’s recessed into the wall — New Old Stock. For sale on ebay here >> New Old Stock Westinghouse Appliance Center << I get a wee spiff if someone buys it. And remember: Check with properly licensed professional before using old stuff like this. + More stories about these woddities, from my 10+ years of archives. here.
Here’s a second cast iron kitchen drainboard sink — made new — in Ready to Re’s new Parrish collection. This one is 42″ wide, with one sink, one drainboard. Like the new 60″ double-bowl, double-drainboard sink design I spotlighted recently, this design lacks the famous hudee ring — the edge is “rolled” so that it sits right on top of any countertop. Heck yeah there is more →
Oh my wonder, oh my word, I was going through old photos in my camera and stumbled upon these: Vintage laminate from a Pittsfield estate sale. This laminate: swirly illustrated leaves in gray, on an off-white field, with gold glitter on top. Whimsical, in a quiet way. Absolutely dreamy. Heck yeah there is more →
Howdy hudee, a big double drainboard cast iron kitchen sink is back on the market — for sale again from Ready to Re. Note, this one lacks the famous hudee ring — the edge is “rolled” so that it sits right on top of any countertop. Even so [I’m pro-hudee] this product reintroduction is one to celebrate! Heck yeah there is more →
The kitchen in Steven and John’s Palm Springs house — designed by midcentury architect Herbert W. Burns — had been pretty nicely updated, albeit, admittedly “tastefully bland.” Once in the house, there was no question that this creative couple — Steven Keylon is a landscape historian, and John De La Rosa, a metal sculptor — would revive the deserving space with a period kitchen remodel befitting its provenance. Very interesting to me: Steven and John also have been restoring the original colors used inside the house, which drove their choices for the kitchen cabinetry. This level of attention to detail is not something I have seen very often — a true restoration mindset — I’m extremely impressed! Heck yeah there is more →