Wilsonart Betty and Endora, no longer stock but now printed on demand via Wilsonart’s Virtual Design Library, are now live on Home Depot. As with our Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart laminates, there are two lengths available. Heck yeah there is more →
Wilsonart is discontinuing their “Betty” and “Endora” laminate designs as “stock” laminates by the end of this year, with plans to move them to their Virtual Design Library (VDL). However, Wilsonart does not sound certain the move the the VDL line will work. So as I say when this kind of change is afoot: If you want this stuff for your kitchen or bathroom, get while the getting is good. Above: Nancy used Betty for the countertops in her kitchen remodel.
Photos hot off the presses!
Need new countertops for your midcentury kitchen or bathroom? If so, you might want to hang on until summer, when Wilsonart will introduce two new abstract designs — “Betty” and “Endora” — for sale. Hmmm. With their colorways, scale, and well-designed retro pattern, Wilsonart Betty and Wilsonart Endora skyrocket to the top of my list of laminates to consider for countertops in a midcentury modern or vintage-style home. Also good news: These will be standard residential laminates — so the price should be very affordable.
- Update midyear: Readers tipped us that you can now buy these direct from Home Depot including ordering online, just $60 a sheet! Heck yeah there is more →
Fresh off our story — 40 favorite laminates for a midcentury bathroom — we heard from reader Chris, who has recently completed a retro refresh of her bathroom using one of the laminates on our list: Wilsonart Endora. Combined with a dreamy pink wall color, a custom built vanity and lots-o-great vintage decor finds, Chris’ bathroom is looking fantastic! Heck yeah there is more →
We met many awesome Wilsonart people at KBIS — seriously, how fun is it to talk boomerang laminates — but this was a particularly happy connection: Sally Chavez, a senior designer, introduced herself, we got to talking, and she mentioned that the “Betty” of Wilsonart Betty laminate (a welcome design here) was named for her mother. That’s Betty (center) with daughters Sandy (left) and Sally in a circa 1964 photo taken at the family home in Dearborn, Mich.Heck yeah there is more →
Hi, Pam! Oh my, where do I begin? A few years ago you featured my pink bedroom with the silver starbursts wall and Heywood-Wakefield furniture. This was where my midcentury obsession began. Since I had moved out of my ‘big house’, a 1903 four-square and into my 1948 garage apartment out back, it was the perfect time for out with the old and in with the new modern. But that’s a whole other story. This one is all about Betty.
Wilsonart’s Betty laminate just became available this year, and here are the first photos from reader Nancy, who used it for countertops in her retro style kitchen. You can see more of her project, in action, on her blog The Literate Quilter.Heck yeah there is more →
How to pull together a picture-perfect vintage-style kitchen? Reader Scott started with one favorite piece — a vintage kitchen dinette — and designed his whole new kitchen around it. With this sweetheart mid century style kitchen, Scott also shows us how to combine new materials with vintage appliances and decor. I spoke with Scott on the phone recently to find out more about his resources and how he pulled this delightful vintage green, white and bit o’ aqua color scheme — so easy on the eyes! — together.Heck yeah there is more →
Here’s another vintage countertop laminate brand to add to our research: Panelyte laminate, made the St. Regis Paper Co. Thanks to reader Scott, who is proud owner of hundreds of vintage laminate samples. He suspected — correctly — that we had never seen Panelyte laminate before and kindly sent these photos to share. Above: The Panelyte Princess pattern in Cerulean Blue and White. (And yes, that’s a Wilsonart Betty laminate (a laminate available today) countertop the Panelyte samples are sitting on — a story on Scott’s wonderful retro kitchen project coming in the new year!) Let’s look at some more of these Panelyte samples >> Heck yeah there is more →