Monthly Archives: December 2014

The kitchen

The kitchen I,am going to have to build,some come up on ebay but by the time i re-configure and dismantling creates more problems than its worth.So i drew up a design and found a cast iron sink and fridge at tip,on a recent trip to Tasmania found a great oven still working in there tip, had it shipped home.Traditional kitchens are basically made of 2×1 and chip board shelves clad with Masonite you need to router the door for a dust proof rebate then set out for even spacings, allowing for all the cupboards you will need .Bending Masonite requires wetting and plenty off glue. The glass doors are easy,draws a little more difficult , and the chrome trim is cut down from carpet trim, the door handles Ive had for a while and hinges from e bay ,I was to use original cracked ice laminate on benches like the main house but to do that meant buying two matching tables and cutting them up, plus to many colors made me chose a simple maroon color .Ive spent hours on the computer and searched all over for funky wallpaper and was just about to give up when my local antique shop at Thirroul had the best Ive seen and the perfect amount.The wallpaper and the sink were colors I was stuck with so i decided to paint “off  white” color with black kicker.A small exhaust duct to the wall cupboards and plenty of shelf space for collectables and thats about it ,the hot water system is hidden behind the corner unit and a recess in the ceiling all looks the part!

The best part of the kitchen is the original floor tiles,in my travels i came across 100s of unopened boxes under a shelf in a local building materials factory in original packaging i couldn’t believe my luck ,and the left overs i have been selling them like hot cakes  (see my for sale page) I like the draws to have a splay which i saw in a picture and recently viewed in an untouched 1955 house in Nowra south coast of Australia,with a granny still living there! the best thing about an old kitchen is when it looks a bit old you just paint it again… I have found some great ideas on this web site and used with authentic aussie twist http://retrorenovation.com/ back soon…..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

FOR SALE!

Information: I have 1950’s original new/old stock vinyl wall and floor tiles with groovy marbling effect in various colours. It even comes with instructions.

Please contact me if you are interested. Please see photos- one is of my 1950’s kitchen with the tiles installed.

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