Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Kitchen Circa 1956

Ok, so the kitchen below not really my kitchen. My kitchen was last updated when Ronald Reagan was in the White House; I'm guessing my kitchen is really circa 1986. But I often wonder what my kitchen did look like in 1956. Call me strange nostalgic, I've been tempted to peek in my neighbors homes when I'm walking the dog. However, I really don't want to be the nosey person who lives in the grey house. No one wants to be the nosey neighbor.


Any who, I was driving my son to his school when I drove past our house for rent: Remember we have a 1956 tract house. I noticed the sign in the yard belonged to the property management company my sister works for. I called my sister and asked her to let me see the inside of the house (beg is more like it). She happily agreed, lucky for me my sister doesn’t think it’s odd, I want see to the kitchen & and floors etc.


The house is really cute; my sister said it rented in less than one week; I made a mental note if we ever buy a bigger house and rent our current house out. We walked through the front door and I had hardwood floor envy, the original 1956 floors had been refinished a light brown. Refinishing our floors is still on our To Do List.


I walked into the kitchen/dining room and was transported back to 1956. Even though I was in 1956, the kitchen was so charming. All the cabinets were painted a charming yellow, the tile counters look better than mine! (You saw a sneak peek of our awful white tile and BROWN grout counters in this post)

Even though this kitchen is old, it has modern day style we see in alot of updated homes: The Bridge Wall Mounted Faucet. If you buy an updated version of this faucet from Kohler except to pay over $700.00. Back with a vengeance in most kitchens are undermount sinks either in stainless steal or procelain.



It's nice to find older homes with lighting over the sink, I drop down pendant would create instant style. I can't wait to find the perfect one from our kitchen.



Over 50 years later open shelves in a kitchens are still popular. I love the look of this kitchens open shelf - Amazing



This is hassle, a roll away dishwasher, not cute and I'm sure very messy! Thankfully we have a dishwasher, its not cute but it works for now.



I'd say this kitchen is more of a cottage county kitchen --- But I will say all the Wall Paper made me dizzy. The wallpaper covered every inch of the kitchen and dining room which is a really small space and made everything look even smaller. And even though wallpaper is back in vogue, I'm not a huge fan.



So there you have it, what my kitchen would have look like in the 1950's. I would like to think I would been more progressive and had pink appliances.

{ My kitchen has a very simular layout, except it's a little bit larger and you can see I'm lacking alot of counter space }



7 comments:

  1. It's cute! (Except for the wallpaper.) I love that faucet.

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  2. I really like the detail on the cabinet doors. I also love older homes for those nice DEEP sinks. You can just pile the stuff in and not worry about seeing it from the door.

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  3. I also live in a track housing neighborhood and I often look into my neighbors windows to see their new and old layouts. It's good to know I'm not alone! ;)

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  4. Delores - It was so cool to walk into that house seeing how my how used to look back in the day.

    I love seeing old layouts and new ones

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  5. Our house had a pull-out dishwasher too! Not cool. Besides the wallpaper, it's a nice kitchen! I like to peek in windows too - if you leave your curtains open and have the lights on, you're just asking for it :)

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  6. Ok now I won't feel so bad when I peak into homes - lol

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  7. Found your site today as I was looking at 1956 homes. Blown away that your sister let you come into my house and you posted pictures! Not cool. Another thing for those of you peeking into windows, the homeowner or renter might call the cops.

    Actually the dishwasher etc were harvest gold and the wallpaper was paper. Everything including wall a/c was removed. I added country French vinyl paper and built the shelves. The kitchen housed a cute blue delft chandielier prior to renting out.

    Renting was a bad idea. Lots of damage to floors, bathroom, walls, appliances which was not paid for by tenants. We are doing repairs now. Your sister's rental company was hopeless. Think before you rent out your home!

    Have enjoyed your posts.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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