Posts Tagged ‘formica’

Charity Vintage: Formica topped tables

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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two vintage Formica topped tables for sale by & in support of Wesley Community Furniture (end 29 Jul, 2014 20:10:04 & 20:14:34 BST)

Looking for a vintage Formica topped table for your kitchen, madam? We have this lovely yellow one you may be interested in – perfect for eating your breakfast at. No? Yellow not your colour scheme? How about this beautiful powder blue example, madam? Have you seen its drop leaf mechanism? A great space-saving option for a compact kitchen!

The pair are for sale as separate lots by Wesley Community Furniture*. The starting bid on each is a very fair £20 but are available by collection only from Manchester.

*Wesley Community Furniture aims to work in partnership with others to provide furniture and other household items at the lowest possible prices to those in greatest need in Manchester, to further relieve poverty by providing jobs, volunteering and training opportunities, and to recycle and re-use as much of the material we receive as possible.


Cupboard love

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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detail of vintage contents of renovated 1960s wood & Formica kitchen cabinet

This kitchen cupboard / kitchenette has been this week’s little renovation project.

vintage 1960s kitchen cabinet prior to renovationdetail of 1960s kitchen cabinet prior to renovation
detail of top of 1960s kitchen cabinet prior to renovation

We collected it from a garage in Wakefield and set about giving it a bit of TLC.

First of all it got a good wash inside & out. The original red Formica was very faded and mottled, so we repainted it in a lovely vintage green. You can buy little tester pots or get colours specially matched at many local DIY shops.

view of fully renovated 1960s wood & Formica kitchen cabinet when empty

We lined the shelves with a chintzy oil cloth that we bought online.

vintage 1960s wood & Formica kitchen fully renovated and stocked with vintage kitchen items and put for sale on the H is for Home pitch at Picture House Antiques in Todmorden

It’s now standing in our Picture House Antiques pitch waiting for someone to give it a new home -  in the meantime, it’s great for display.