Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm Living in the Postwar Era....Seriously

If any of you would like to step back in time and experience life in America during the 'postwar era', just come on over and step into our kitchen. When the hubs and I bought our house in the 'burbs, one of the appealing aspects was that the house was in great shape considering not much of it has been updated through the years. Most specifically I am talking about our kitchen. Our house was built in 1959 and as of today still has most (if not all) of the original "Youngstown Kitchens" brand cabinetry . And since we all know that Google knows everything, I did some research on Youngstown Kitchens and found some pretty funny stuff, including the advertisement above. I had no idea we are living in such a lap of luxury!

I know what you are all thinking and the answer is - NO. No I do not wear a dress, heals and apron to prepare our previously frozen, throw-on-a-cookie-sheet, delicious dinners every night. Come on, this is 2010 and I am a working woman. 
The hubs and I dream of updating our kitchen one day, but let's be honest, it's just not in the cards right now. So I am embracing our "retro" style kitchen these days. It's cool. Even Rachel Ray has a retro style kitchen! Here is ours....
(Please ignore the gross curtain which is a leftover from the previous owner and has yet to be taken down...oops!)

(The photo above is actually from our kitchen cabinet - as proof!)

As seen in this post, the hubs and I have already tackled a floor mini-makeover which we are SO happy we did. Since a full kitchen reno isn't in the cards, and the retro cabinets are in excellent shape for being over-the-hill, I think I can live with them for a few more years. So the next mini-makeover I would like to tackle is some new counter tops. Our current white Formica counter tops drive me crazy because they show every crumb, drip and scratch. There are a ton of different styles of Formica counter tops available that look more like faux stone and granite, which I think would be a step towards in the right direction for our drab kitchen. I picked up a few samples at Home Depot several months ago.....
I think for several hundred $$'s we can give our dull counter tops a little face-life. The above picture isn't the best, but I am leaning towards the sample on the far right. What do you think?

1 comment:

Katie said...

I love your kitchen! I wouldn't change a thing!