Guest Picks: 20 Ideas for a '50s Diner Kitchen
I haven't visited yet, but I've secured my bus ticket (it's only 3 1/2 hours away) for later this summer. In the meantime, my sister has shared lots of photos of her new space. They are lucky enough to be able to paint (it's a rental), and what a world of difference a fresh coat of color can have on an otherwise dingy room! They also have killer beautiful hardwood floors, and the apartment sits on the second floor, which means the near-floor-to-ceiling windows let in tons of light.
The only oddity is the kitchen, which has a floor that's covered in blue and white checkered tile. Instead of trying to cover it up, my sister and her boyfriend figured they'd embrace the '50s retro diner feel. And with that, here are 20 ideas to inspire a '50s diner kitchen! — Liza from (a)Musing Foodie
I'm not usually into gadgets that only perform one task, but this snow cone maker oozes '50s charm and would be super fun for a party or for kids.
Fifi is a classic print that showcases '50s-style girls in their bell-shaped dresses. If you're not a renter, use it to accent one wall and use complementary paint colors on the others.
I love the idea of moving this retro-inspired timer off of the counter and onto the fridge (or any other magnetic surface), especially for times when you have multiple things going (think Thanksgiving) and need more than one timer.
Replace your standard kitchen table set with this one that exudes '50s retro style.
My grandmother actually had a chair/stool like this one, and I can remember sitting on the steps as a kid.
No '50s diner is complete without a milkshake mixer!
No '50s diner is complete without a milkshake maker and old-fashioned soda glasses.
Replace your traditional breakfast bar chairs with these retro diner-inspired stools.
I love the look of this '50s blender in that unmistakable shade of green.
Soda drinker? This retro Coca-Cola machine holds up to 80 cans of your favorite soda. I love it!
This is the perfect backsplash tile for a cute '50s vibe behind your counters.
This perfectly simple clock will give you that '50s feel in your kitchen.
This fingerprint-proof stainless trash can has a hint of that '50s retro feel.
Swap out your regular chairs with these retro beauties for an added "diner" touch in your kitchen.
A neon diner sign — why not?
Black and white checkered floor tile — why not?
Chrome definitely helps with the '50s vibe!
New linen laminate countertops will help bring a '50s vibe to your kitchen. This stone color is pretty, but bold colors like red or blue would also be fun.
Get this authentic dinnerware table set to instantly transform your kitchen table into a fabulous diner.
This cookie jar would be perfect sitting on top of a counter surrounded by other '50s-inspired goodies.Next: Revel in Retro With Vintage and New Kitchen Appliances