Saturday, July 07, 2012

Vintage Kitchen Redo

I decided it was high time to redo my kitchen.  The above picture is the before picture.  When we moved in, I painted it green, hoping we'd be able to change out the original 1950's countertops and cabinets.  Well, all these years later, and I still have the countertops and cabinets.  I decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Besides, my love affair with vintage has really grown and I decided to take a fun little plunge and go all pin-up girl pretty with my kitchen.

First, I painted the walls blue to match the blue swirl in the countertops.  Then, I bought new white switchplate covers and drew cherries on them!

Then, I took the existing clock, which matched the green in earth tones and gave it a complete retro makeover:

I'm not done yet.  I still have the white trim to do, more cherry red "pops of color" throughout, and perhaps even repainting the enamel metal cabinets.  The white has faded to dullness over the years.

1 comment:

Mrs. V. said...

Oh I love this! I too love all things retro and vintage. I've always thought your kitchen was cute but I'm excited to see what the finished product looks like once you are done. Please share pictures once it's all finished! :0)