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Create a 1950s Diner-Themed Kitchen/ Dining Area  August 10, 2013 – 02:21 pm

Remember the 1950s diner with its chrome finishes, Coca-Cola signs, and jukeboxes? Even if you were never old enough to have lived during the height of their popularity, you may have been to one of the few holdovers from the past or seen them referenced in such TV shows and films as Pulp Fiction, American Graffiti, Happy Days, and even Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.If you absolutely love the charm of the 1950s diner so much that you hope to recreate it for your home, guess what? You can-- and it's a lot easier and cheaper than you think! If you wonder where to even start, below are some product suggestions that'll enable you to set up your own coocoo crazy, modern day twist on the 1950s diner, complete with a jukebox and classic restaurant tableware!

Photo image: Corvette, 1958 with Diner Poster Print, 36x24 Transportation Poster Print, 36x24

Nothing says you've just walked into a classic 1950s greasy spoon more than vinyl booths, shiny chrome stools, and formica tables edged in chrome. This unique style of furniture is such a major part of the diner look it's practically impossible to recreate it without at least one of these items in it. In remodeling your kitchen or dining room in the style of a diner, you could purchase actual vinyl booths. However, not only can these be expensive, they're not that necessary. This is because a less cheaper alternative is a Mid-Century Modern style dinette set in the style of ones that were once produced by companies like the "Venture Bros". An example is this very cool dinette set from Coaster Furnishings.

pcs Retro Chrome Plated Oval Dining Table & 4 Red Chairs Set

Sporting formica, chrome detailing, and vinyl padding, these dinette sets can go a long way in helping to make any area have all the ambience of a 1950s diner!

As much as you might like to have a complete dining room set, you may not have enough room for one. An alternative

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Other options

Marinated artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, olives, bread dipping seasoning mix. An Italian cook book, made by you or bought cheap. other kitchen items like a cheese grater, garlic press, or fancy bottle for the oil. A red plaid table cloth and some tall taper candle holders with candles. An Italian opera CD. An Italian themed book, like a travel guide or coffee table book, a copy of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, or a biography of anyone Italian. or a movie like the Italian Job or Roman Holiday, or Lady and the Tramp. Depending on what you can find for how much, this is a great idea with lots of fun options

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Tablecraft Tablecraft Have A Coke Napkin Dispenser
Kitchen (Tablecraft)
  • Solid metal construction
  • Holds 100 folded napkins
  • Classic "have a coke" design
  • Approximate size: 7" X 4 1/4" X 3 7/8"
  • Classic design with red accents
The Furniture Cove 2 24" UCLA Bruins Themed Specialty / Custom Barstools Set [Kitchen]
Home (The Furniture Cove)
  • Set of 2 Bar Stools
  • Chrome Metal Finish
Neonetics Rocket DINER Neon Sign
Home (Neonetics)
Cobble Creek Cobble Creek Antique Car Wood Key Rack Holder
Home (Cobble Creek)
  • Themed quick curb service, stop-n-go, retro diner family drive in plaque
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  • This piece has a picture of a vintage auto, in a great retro style
  • Can be used as a key rack and also makes a great gift idea
  • Measures 7.5 x 9.5 inches

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