50s kitchen and bathroom – in the pink – with Beauty Queen

1955 beauty queen pink bathroom lavanette

1955 beauty queen pink bathroom lavanette1955 beauty queen pink kitchenSince so many readers are dealing with pink legacies, I’m on the lookout for vintage treatments. I actually wanted a pink kitchen, but the decorating gods rewarded my husband with the aquamarine that he preferred.

This Beauty Queen kitchen and lavanette are from the same company, Toledo Desk and Fixture Co., Maumee, Ohio. Oh how I wish I had a lavanette! (See one also in blue, in this 2007 post.)

And, the kitchen is pretty sweet, too. Notice the drawers that convex out – like the English Rose’s and Americans. And, the great stainless steel or chrome handles, like the GE’s. Very stylish!

1955 beauty queen pink kitchen


  1. I have just bought a 1957 ranch with yellow GE metal cabinets. They are in very good shape. But I H*** [edited} the yellow color. I wish they were aqua! Was yellow just an option in 1957, did they have to pay extra for yellow, or what?? In any case, from my reading here repainting them would diminish their value. Any suggestions? I can’t seem to find anyone to paint them anyway, but I truly h*** [edited] the yellow. Thanks for any help.

  2. Eric Chiarelli says:

    I’m helping a friend renovate his kitchen, and it has these cabinets in “Surf Turquoise”. The emblem is missing from the sink cabinet – anyone know where one can be had? Thanks!

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  4. 50sPam says:

    Hi Kim. You can post your cabinets for sale on our Forum — retrorenovation.com/forum – focused entirely on Cabinets from the period. Regarding price – the market is very local, it all depends on what your buyer is willing to pay. Your cabinets having been repainted diminishes the value vs. original finish. Good luck, 50s Pam

  5. metanoia says:

    I have just acquired some of these BeautyCraft pink metal kitchen cabinets and when the weather warms up will start working on them. First thing is to make the countertops and was wanting to make separate tops for each cabinet. For now I have just cut out plywood for each and covered with fabric so I could stack them. I can’t wait to get started for real. Come on Spring!

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