56 — count ’em 56 — vintage St. Charles kitchen cabinets, spotted for sale where all the best stuff is. Are you a super fan? You know where that is. Oh so pretty vintage St. Charles kitchen cabinets: Dreamy Chiffon Yellow paint color… and pretty little decorative French Provincial trimmed-out glass front cabinets up top. [See these cabinets from the same line, featured previously.] This kitchen surely cost a pretty penny back in the day. Mega thanks to reader Lisa for this tip!Heck yeah there is more →
This is a fun one! Heck yeah there is more →
I am building a new house and I am doing a 50’s theme kitchen. I have a 60″ Beauty Queen sink base cabinet that needs to be restored. I am trying to find some replacement plastic rollers for the drawers and some new hinge springs as well as the rubber bump stops for the doors. Thanks, John
Hey John, thanks for the question. Sorry, but am not a hardware person – and man, do I get a lot of questions just like this one. Fortunately, among Retro Renovation Readers we have many bright lights, so Readers: Any idea where John can look for itsy bitsy replacement parts?
I feel like a giddy archeologist every time a new brand of metal kitchen cabinets surfaces.
I did some cleanup and additions to the Forum this long holiday weekend. Updated count: 45 distinct brands of steel kitchen cabinets from the 1930s through the 1980s! Admiral brand is the latest, with a lone cabinet just listed in the San Francisco area.
Lots of action on the forum in the past 24 hours. Be sure to check every day in the View Today’s Posts section if this topic interests you — going to this spot daily makes it easiest to see the very latest posts with one easy click.
And be sure to let our St. Charles hunters know if you have the odds and ends they are looking for. What goes around comes around.
During World War II, Americans were encouraged to buy war bonds to fund the war effort. At the same time, amid the deprivation of war time restrictions, the country was dreaming of better times to come. And at that front of that list: A shiny new kitchen!
Happy holidays, everyone. I dropped out of the blogosphere for a day and a half, as my family flew down to Florida for a sunny break. I expect to keep posting daily, but no ebay until after the holidays. Please continue to send your emails and comments!