Geneva metal kitchen cabinets updating cabinets
Show them for what they really are and expose the beautiful, bare metal.
Christopher used some metal stripper and stripped an entire kitchen down to the bare metal. The bare metal was polished using steel wool and elbow grease, and then protected with clear varnish. Metal cabinets won't suffer from grease or dirt damage and are easy to clean.
They are in a great Aquamarine color -- which goes perfectly with Formica's re-issue last year of their aqua boomerang laminate.
(See my post on vintage stainless steel edging, too.)Included are original chrome handles. I also have the original double sinks, porcelain, Kohler, nice. Note: These base cabinets and sink bases offer 26.5 linear feet of base cabinetry.
September 2007 -- I'm updating this post to reflect the fact that I sold my extra cabinets this summer. Up for sale are 18 (total) vintage steel kitchen cabinets left over from a larger batch that I installed in my kitchen.
Own a piece of history that will never go out of style, once installed in your vintage kitchen!
We found some already mixed paint at Big Lots but some dollar stores also carry paint. It's so quick and easy to roll the paint on after removing the handles.
Q: I’m living in a 50s era home with a 70s era kitchen.
The current kitchen cabinets are falling apart around me, and intriguingly, the original steel Youngstown cabinets are in the basement and are in solid condition.
I'd definitely recommend spending the extra for appliance paint over regular spray paint, because it covers well and dries to a very hard, shiny finish just like on new appliances. They wipe off easily and looked better than what I had at the time. I suggest checking your yellow pages for businesses, which repaint appliances. It cost a fraction of the price of purchasing a new model and the painters did an outstanding job.
A friend purchased a home in which the owners included the side-by-side refrigerator in the sale. I pored over it and couldn't find one hint of avocado!
The best part is they are already hung with nothing to haul off and you did it yourself. The sleek, chrome lines of the 1950s are really back in style these days.