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Updating the Kitchen Around the Cathrineholm Poster: Part 1

Earlier this year, my friend Jennifer brought me a surprise gift. It was a poster of Cathrineholm enamelware that I had been eyeing on Etsy. I have never mentioned about the poster to her, so it was a quite surprise. I first saw the poster on Flickr and found that it was for sale on Etsy by Jan Skácelík. I immediately put it on my “Things to Buy Someday” list.

Cathrineholm by Jan Skácelík

Why someday? I probably mentioned this before – even though I blog about mid-century modernism, I do not own a true mid-century modern ranch home. My husband and I didn’t plan to live here forever, so we bought a house that suited our needs at that time – but, now that I already have the Cathrineholm poster, I decided I would update my current kitchen around it.

Things need to be updated in my kitchen are: 1) coffee maker stand (?), 2) dining table and chairs, 3) curtains and 4) lighting – I am leaving the kitchen cabinets/hardware and counter top “as is.” They were already updated to some degree when we bought the house. No reason to spend a lot of money on something we cannot take with us when we move.

Our coffee maker and toaster sit on the hand-me-down microwave cart. The cart also holds many junks behind the doors. The top surface has water damage. There is nothing really I can do to update this ugly thing – but what can be a good replacement? I need something that fits in the space and hold those junks (36” wide or less).

Before - How embarrassing...

I came across a custom made (that’s what the lady of the house said – not a professional quality) TV stand at a yard sale . The legs gave the stand a nice “retro” look, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was only 10 dollars, so why not…


I moved the toaster to the kitchen counter and displayed the Cathrineholm plate instead. I am still working on the little cubby part. I like this a lot better than the old microwave cart. One update done, four more to go!

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5 Responses to “Updating the Kitchen Around the Cathrineholm Poster: Part 1”

  1. WickedTootsieson 05 Sep 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Looks MUCH better! Love it….now keep going!

  2. elmaon 05 Sep 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Love it:) I also just love catherineholm.

  3. Deborahon 07 Sep 2011 at 12:23 pm

    This piece is right on! The yellow wall color is great too. By the way, I noticed your ceiling fan in the background; I have the same one 🙂

  4. Venetia Peppermanon 10 Apr 2012 at 10:10 am

    If you like Cathrineholm, why not check out the lovely prints from Visualphilosophy.

    Infinity Bowls – http://etsy.me/ybpNDN
    Bowl Stack – http://etsy.me/yjPu7x
    Cathrineholm Kitchen – http://etsy.me/xdbPWa

    These are but a few of the fantastic range of prints on offer! And if you order now, you get 15%off using code Visphil02!!

  5. adminon 13 May 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Lovely prints! Thank for sharing Venetia!

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