Sue G
Sue G
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  • Annapolis, MD

MY 1940'S INSPIRED KITCHEN RENOVATION


I found this 1940's chrome, vinyl and formica kitchen set at an antique consignment shop. I LOVED IT, bought it, fixed it up, and designed my new kitchen around it. I hope you like it.
1940's kitchen table and chairs with matching hutch. I will post photos of the table and chair renovation later. I bought the glass jars at Walmart, painted lids red and printed retro stickers to label them.
1940's kitchen table and chairs with matching hutch. I will post photos of the table and chair renovation later. I bought the glass jars at Walmart, painted lids red and printed retro stickers to label them.
Fridge wall. Found wonderful affordable solid wood cabinets at CliqStudios. Lower cab has pull-out drawers for pots and pans. I got the range and microwave from separate sellers on Craigslist for a fraction of regular cost.
Fridge wall. Found wonderful affordable solid wood cabinets at CliqStudios. Lower cab has pull-out drawers for pots and pans. I got the range and microwave from separate sellers on Craigslist for a fraction of regular cost.
Left of sink. I so wanted a farm sink and they were $800-$1500. I found this DOUBLE one at Ikea for $300. Cliq Studios showed us how to use an over-fridge cab for under sink cab to save money. Breadbox from Ebay, repainted.
Left of sink. I so wanted a farm sink and they were $800-$1500. I found this DOUBLE one at Ikea for $300. Cliq Studios showed us how to use an over-fridge cab for under sink cab to save money. Breadbox from Ebay, repainted.
Right of sink. There used to be a short hallway and closet on right side, expanded kitchen into space.
Right of sink. There used to be a short hallway and closet on right side, expanded kitchen into space.
Pantry wall. Opening lets in all the light from long front windows. Tall cabinet is pantry with roll-out shelves. Lower cab had roll-out trash and recycling bins. Broom closet on right.
Pantry wall. Opening lets in all the light from long front windows. Tall cabinet is pantry with roll-out shelves. Lower cab had roll-out trash and recycling bins. Broom closet on right.
The countertops are Blue Pearl Granite TILES, saved thousands over slab granite. The tray was an old grey metal one my talented sister painted for me. Note the modern KitchenAid next to hand crank egg beater in crock.
The countertops are Blue Pearl Granite TILES, saved thousands over slab granite. The tray was an old grey metal one my talented sister painted for me. Note the modern KitchenAid next to hand crank egg beater in crock.
The floor is Armstrong Alterna Vinyl Tile in charcoal which looks like stone, ridges and all. LOVE IT. Has blueish tone that matches everything.
The floor is Armstrong Alterna Vinyl Tile in charcoal which looks like stone, ridges and all. LOVE IT. Has blueish tone that matches everything.
Closeup of granite countertop. The mica sparkles match the stainless steel appliances and nickel draw pulls and trims.
Closeup of granite countertop. The mica sparkles match the stainless steel appliances and nickel draw pulls and trims.

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  • Diana Kosa
    on May 5, 2016

    Your kitchen is darling! reminds me of my Grandmother's old table and chairs,pink and chrome table w/ pink vinyl chairs!

  • Linda
    on Aug 1, 2016

    Wonderful...another red lover like me...I also have a 1940's inspired kitchen.

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