Sunday, October 04, 2009
As seen on Rate My Space: Retro Must Go, here is a perfectly lovely retro kitchen that the owner wants demolished and overhauled. Here are her comments:"You might call this kitchen retro! Really, it is an outdated, striped kitchen with very old appliances. The looks of this kitchen isn't the only thing wrong with it! It might be original to the 1950's house! "
Here are visitor comments to the pictures:
"You're looking at a throw back to the 60's kitchen with the beautiful lime green, the groovy stripes and the hide away stove. The best thing for this kitchen is to be gutted and start over."
"I hope somebody helps you soon."
"Yikes, This is like the kitchen my grandmother thought was wonderful when she updated hers in the 40's......Give this poor family a new more functional, up to date kitchen."
"I had a kitchen like this.....40 years ago!!! There isn't anything I see that I wouldn't get rid of. She needs a complete gut and startover. This would be a good kitchen for hgtv to makeover."
"Oh My Gosh! The green has to go! This kitchen is stuck in a time warp! Help this family so they have a working modern kitchen!"
"Is this out of the 60's or 70's. It's worse than the kitchen I grew up in. Lots of potential though!!! They need an update like now!!!!"
While I agree it may be too green and striped right now, there is soooo much to love about the 1950s cabinets, scalloped cornices, drawer pulls, and built-in ovens. With paint and groovy curtains, a black and white tiled floor, original vintage or modern retro-look appliances, and the right retro furniture and accessories, this could be a diamond in the rough. After all, can't you see Betty Draper in such a kitchen? Along with the Save the Pink Bathrooms campaign, we should have a "Save the Retro Kitchens" campaign. What do you think?
Posted by Retromodgirl at 10:20 AM