You either love or hate these postwar kitchen sideboards, with their rounded edges and kitsh colors.
If you've seen the movie Amélie
(Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain), you might have noticed her fabulous sideboard, painted in red,
like the entire kitchen, from top to toe.
This round-edged wooden sideboard is perfect for unleashing your imagination and a total makeover.
It will look equally great sheathed in soft tones of blue or green, decorated with painted flowers, circles, and so on,
covered in delicately patterned wallpaper, or adorned with napkin découpage.
The main point is to give the sideboard a fresh new look that highlights its attractive shape and softened corners.
The curved pulls and handles add to the appeal and the sideboard's little alcoves and deep cupboards are
the perfect home for dry food and utensils.
Wood tables from the fifties, trimmed in aluminum, are also gaining in popularity.
They often need only a fresh coat of paint and a few nails to refasten the metal rim to be useful again.
Together with a few sturdy, comfortable chairs, roomier than today's styles,
these are great basics for decorating your kitchen with natural, country-like simplicity.