What a fun story today! Thanks to reader Kyrsten — who found a great sample chain of vintage Nevamar laminates — which she then sent to me — and which Nevamar’s new designer, when doing research, took notice of — we now have: Reintroduced Nevamar Venus laminates in two colorways! Yes, the team at Nevamar contacted me a while back… I sent them the sample chips… and today they are reintroducing an accurate reproduction of Venus — in turquoise and white — along with 18 other retro and mid century inspired patterns.
I love the two Venus colorways. And I’m also loving the Kinetic design in four colorways — I’m still waiting to see the chips in person, but these look terrific! It’s all part of Nevamar’s 80th birthday celebration. Hooray — new retro laminates in real patterns!!! And you’re reading about them here first. Let’s take a look >> Heck yeah there is more →
Here is an email and some photos from a reader, Sigrid, that make me very happy. I read her message and get the feeling that she is taking things one step at a time — not getting overwhelmed — enjoying each step in the process. I think that’s a very wise way to go about (discretionary) house projects indeed.
A few months back, I wrote about our upcoming remodel of our 1954 ranch house. We’re not entirely done yet and are taking a fall break, but I thought I would send you a few photos.
Continuing work on my Retro Renovation Encyclopedia of Steel Kitchen Cabinets: Dieterich steel kitchen cabinets seem to be among the earliest brands. I see them used as early as 1933 in the Stran-Steel House of the Century in Chicago. The catalog I’m showing in this story is from my own collection — it has no date markings, but certainly ‘feels’ old. Heck yeah there is more →