Today — our fourth design board to create a 1940s style kitchen. This one uses Lauryn and Dennis’ 1939 super-successful kitchen makeover as inspiration. The key starting point: Buttercream yellow cabinets.
Inspiration: Lauryn and Dennis’ 1939 sunny kitchen makeover
- Red trim cafe curtains from Country Curtains (company now closed)
- Black porcelain “Rufus” wall sconce from Rejuvenation
- Walls are painted in Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, a warm white
- “Sunnyside” wallpaper from Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpaper
- Backsplash tile — B&W Tile 4″ x 4″ field tile in White, trimmed with 2″ x 6″ bullnose in black.
- I love the idea of adding coordinating liner tile — how about a B&W liner made up in black field, buttercream flourish, and maroon diamond dot?
- Vintage buttercream and rich red metal kitchen canisters from PrairieVintageFinds on etsy.com
- Countertops — Black Alicante laminate countertops from Wilsonart
- How about a Strom Plumbing old fashioned style faucet
- Kohler Delafield sink with hudee ring
- Cabinet pulls in Chrome from Hickory Hardware American Diner collection
- Original wood cabinets are painted in Sherwin Williams Belvedere Creme — and remember: Yellow can be the very trickiest color to get right — see this story on LRVs and why
- Metal trim from New York Metals — 1 3/16 tee moulding, 3/4 inch tee moulding, and mirror moulding
- Vintage red Cosco kitchen stool from etsy seller Salvage Dreams
- GE Artistry retro-styled stove, refrigerator and dishwasher (update: discontinued) — hey, we know these may be a bit too modern for ’40s, but they are relatively compact and have a look that close enough
- Dimunitive gray dinette from etsy seller TNTvintiques
- Armstrong sheet linoleum in Cherry Red
Other stories to look for 1940s kitchen ideas:
- Our mood board #1, anchored by white cabinets
- Our mood board #2, anchored by wood cabinets
- Our mood board #3, anchored by steel cabinets
- Lauryn and Dennis’ sunny 1940s kitchen makeover
- Dave and Frances’ 1938 kitchen
- See how the tile is done on the wall in Kristen’s original 1940s kitchen.
- Maile displays her dishware beautifully in glass-front wall cabinets in her 1940s style kitchen.
- Vintage metal cabinets are appropriate, too — and lookie the best cafe curtains ever in David’s kitchen.