I'm trying to decide if we should re-install the '50s cabinets into the kitchen. I know they're not original, but they're the closest thing we have. It's either that, or we buy or build new cabinets. I shouldn't even be thinking about this, since the kitchen remodel is at least 5 years off, but it's been bugging me... If anyone out there has any thoughts, I'd be happy to hear them!
The not-so-original kitchen cabinets
Sometime in the '50s, our kitchen was remodeled. I don't know what happened to the original cabinets, but when the kitchen was remodeled again in the '80s, the '50s cabinets were relegated to the garage. The '80s cabinets, though they look sort of okay, are cheap. The interiors are laminated particleboard or plywood, and only the faces and doors are wood. The '50s cabinets are plywood, but the interiors were stained and never painted. The doors and faces are green, but they are in good shape and just need a good sanding, a fresh coat of paint, and some new knobs. Here's a picture of them installed in the garage. Please excuse the mess; we have a hard enough time keeping the house clean...!