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.
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).
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!