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« on: July 26, 2009 06:31:39 PM »

We are thinking about buying an older house that has an older kitchen. Most of the house is updated, but the current owners just never got to the kitchen and it has a pink wall oven and a pink cooktop. The cabinets are white and could be painted any colort and the formica counter tops are ivory. We aren't wanting to to a gut the kitchen remodel right away, so I have to work with the pink.  What would you do?

I know pink lends itself to the cupcake theme kitchen or I was thinking of painting the cabinets red and going with cherries as a  theme. DH wants to paint the walls yellow and the cabinets robins egg blue...no theme in mind.

We do have a huge collection of cobalt and sunflower fiestaware so I wouldn't mind something they would work with (even if I had to buy a few more pieces in other colors to make it work, that is cool.)
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009 07:33:52 PM »

The cupcake idea sounds like a total winner...anything cupcake steals my heart! I've never seen any pink appliances, but have always wished I could find some old orange ones! I'd think of it as a blessing rather than a curse  Wink Grin At least there's no way you can have a plain ol' generic kitchen!

Me, on the other hand...I'm moving into a house that has forest green countertops...which only lend themselves to a country type kitchen....

And ideas for green countertops lol?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009 04:24:42 AM »

Promise me whatever it is you do please do not leave the oven in pink. Thats just out of order Tongue I respect most styles but a pink hoven? especially if you want to paint the wall yellow (im cool with that btw) Tongue When choosing the red make sure to take a a darker red... But you said cherries by which I understand you have a slightly darker red in mind anyway? Anyway not matter which color, I would get rid of the pink oven Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009 04:51:10 PM »

How about pink and black?  Parisian style?

It's one of the only ways I don't gag seeing pink.

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009 01:17:41 PM »

How about pink and black? 

^^ I LOVED this idea!! You could leave the appliances pink, and go with black cupboard doors and paint the styles (wood trim around the cabinets), and bright "lolita" pink. OR, they do make a special paint for tiles and ceramics, that may temporarily be able to cover the pink. OR... you could use the stainless steel "paper" to cover the front of the appliances. There may be more colors available than I'm aware of, but it could be worth a look if you adamant about omitting the pink. I've seen this done on black to give it that stainless look. It's "cheating," but it's MUCH cheaper. Plus, it would be VERY original! You could also do a summery, watermelon feeling theme, or even a "Paris" theme. Pay attention to the food and clothes you see. Inspiration comes in the CRAZIEST forms!

There are a couple examples of the black and pink I was thinking. Although, it could be a little more girly than your husband would prefer. Then again, here's one of pink appliances with the blue and yellow accents.

I say just have fun with it. Do your best to "make it work." My Mom painted the ENTIRE kitchen a bubble gum pink that my Dad HATED! After it was all said and done, I felt like everyday was Valentine's. <~I guess there's always that option. *shrug*

I feel your pain though. We moved in to my future father-in-laws house, which is VERY late 60's early 70s. One bathroom has blue sinks, shower, and a toilet. The other has a pink toilet, oatmeal tiles in the shower, and tan/beige toilet and sink combo that one is so discolored it doesn't match AT ALL. Not to mention the kitchen which is this AWEFUL, puke, olive green. You'd be surprised what you can do when you find the matching paint swatch of the appliances, and put it up against every other color of the rainbow. O:) I wish you the BEST of luck!
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009 06:05:23 PM »

if you dont like the color of the  appliances you can have them professionally painted. my husband used to work at an appliance shop and they painted refrigerators, stoves, etc. all of the time. auto body paint shops can do the same thing as well.

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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009 07:37:59 PM »

I absolutely LOVE that last pic w/ the light pink stove and fridge. Wish my kitchen did look like that!
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