I am sorry to report, we still haven’t completed our laundry room/ mudroom remodel. It is usable, just not finished. Home improvement projects around here kind of take a back seat to other more important things, like family, the kids’ extra curricular activities, the garden, or just the daily running of our home. However, I am slowing moving ahead on the tile counter top.
As you probably noticed from my other posts, I am a big fan of homes that still retain their original retro, vintage, or mid century design elements. Due to the many tile factories around the Southern California area, a large number of West Coast homes from the 1930’s through the 1960’s originally had tile counter tops in the kitchens and/ or bathrooms. Most of these vintage kitchen tile counter tops pictures come from California real estate listings or home rental websites like Home Away and VRBO. I recently showed these, along with some others I clipped over at Pinterest, to my DH, hoping to convince him that colorful vintage tile is totally awesome and white is just plain boring.
Vintage yellow and burgundy tile kitchen counter
retro kitchen in cream black green and white found at homeaway vacation rental in Austin TX
Pink peach tile counter top in 1940s California kitchen found at a vacation home rental
Blue and white vintage 1950s kitchen in a Mission Beach vacation rental
mustard yellow and burnt umber brown counter top in a retro kitchen. I love the old original stove and wall mount faucet
Cute blue and white kitchen with two toned blue ceramic tile counter top. This one has another cool original wall mount faucet and blue box cap tile work.
Okay, this kitchen is just plain white, but I threw it in to show him for comparison. However, I do like the white tile in this photo and vintage stove with the red accessories. Found at a vacation rental in Long Beach
grey and burgundy box cap tile in a original 1940s or 1950s kitchen
found at vacation rental in Santa Monica
This house also has an awesome green and yellow tile deco bathroom
Although it isn’t tile, I like the colors in this cute little retro kitchen in Orange, Ca. with an awesome fridge and dishmaster faucet. My hubby wants one of these faucets for the laundry sink under the window.
A cute beige and minty blue 1940s vintage kitchen with an antique stove.
I love the liner details in this tiled 1940’s kitchen.
If I don’t sway my hubby to my way of thinking on a colored tile counter top, I want to paint the cabinets an outrageous fun red like in this retro kitchen. Found at a Santa Cruz Vacation home rental.
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