“Meet the Austins” recently linked to my site saying they liked one of my living room post illustrations. So, I dug up these two 1957 kitchens for them, too. What do you think, Austins?
Like so many other elements of postwar homes, these kitchens very often had a Colonial flair. The paint colors are like colonial Milk Paint. Also notice the colonial style ceiling lights, chairs, curtains and accessories in both photos. In reality, 50s painted wood kitchen cabinets pull can lean either colonial or modern, but for the Father Knows Best look, I’m a sucker for colonial.
All of these cabinet pulls are available from Amerock — a large manufacturer whose prices and quality are just fine.
<——-I also adore this hinge – it’s a wrought-iron strap-style hinge that you use to install a 3/4 overlay door onto a cabinet; you know, those thinnish birch or maple plywood doors so very common in postwar kitchens. Strip, prime with the best primer you can find, and paint the wood, install with strap/hinge, add pull in same shade of black iron. Very cool look.
Finally, Amerock also has several more modern style cabinet pulls worth considering — the first set of three Crosley pulls (just above) kind of a traditional steel cabinet pull… the second (below), getting closer to the famous yet elusive Youngstown chevron pull…the final (below, right), similar to a streamlined waterfall pull, sweet.