Pretty in Pink...and White

by David Berens September 26, 2017

Before and after restoration of 1950s steel cabinetry

As some of you already know, this Youngstown steel kitchen was loved—almost to death—in its first home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. From 1957 to 2016 it was as you see in the top image, with obvious changes in appliances. 


At the end of last year, the cabinets were donated to us. We deconstructed the kitchen, uninstalling all of the cabinets, and began looking for a buyer. After finding a Tutor historian with a passion for Atomic Mid-Century design, the cabinets were blasted from yellow and rust to porcelain and tickle-me-pink. As glossy and smooth as they day they were first painted, they now await install in their new home in the Palm Desert. Here is a shot of the upper lazy susan before and after. The pink shelving is a surprise, hidden within the white cabinet. Welcome to 2017 Susan. Sixty looks great on you.

 

Upper Lazy Susan Cabinet - Yellow and Rusted - Powder Coated White and Pink


To give an idea of what the new kitchen will look like paired with a 1953 O'Keefe & Merritt range and a 1956 Kelvinator Food-O-Rama fridge, we rendered the space. As the design progresses we'll update the rendering, but for now here is a taste of the next phase of this retro renovation!



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