Don't dismiss your grandparents' furnishings as old-fashioned. A large proportion of the mass-market furniture of the early and mid-20th century was very well designed. So start rummaging through the loft and get yourself a comfy retro kitchen.
Retro living room gallery
Retro style ideas for your home
Vintage living room gallery
Published August 2009
Chimney storage unit
Create a storage unit in an unused chimney breast. You can even use an old filing cabinet with deep pull-out drawers for extra storage space - perfect for hiding cooking pans. These 1960s kitchen chairs and enamel-topped table are typical items that people often discard.
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