Retro Revival Kitchen

So today I’m sharing a retro revival kitchen. I didn’t design this kitchen per-say. It was “designed” in the 50’s before I was born, but I gave my opinion on color and finish choices. The kitchen has been restored to its original glory down to the original (still working) ice-box and restored stove.

Retro Revival Kitchen

So this kitchen actually belongs to my mom. When she purchased the house, the kitchen still had the original cabinets, but the countertops were redone (badly) and it had an inexpensive range from the 90’s and same for the refrigerator. (sorry I don’t have a before image)

Retro Revival Kitchen

The original stove was too small for the space, because it was designed for a wider model. My mom found this amazing restored vintage 50’s stove and it fit perfectly. She had her heart set on the scalloped trim above to hide the small vent fan. Sure a modern replica stove would be more accurate on temperature and more efficient, but no new replica would have the charm of this stove.

Retro 50's Kitchen

Same goes for that refrigerator. Its been repainted and re-chromed, but whats more amazing is it still works. It just goes to show how well things were made back then. I will have a “shop this room” post on Wed showing off some of the modern replicas you can purchase now to get the look.

Retro 50's Kitchen

The open rounded shelves were added to the original cabinets and are reminiscent of the 50’s kitchen style. My grandpa built those additions.

Retro 50's Kitchen

The table and chairs are vintage as well.

Retro 50's Kitchen Retro 50's Kitchen

The window box was an addition and the perfect place to grow herbs. A small dishwasher was added a few years ago for modern convince. It was able to be retro fitted into the original cabinets.

Retro 50's Kitchen

This kitchen is a great example of how something that appeared dated could be restored back to its original glory without being gutted. While granite and stainless seem to be the top of most peoples list, sometimes it just refreshing to see original appliances and tile countertops and appreciate the beauty of the past.

Retro 50's Kitchen

Retro 50's Kitchen

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