Friday, November 17, 2006


The current stove has great burners but the dial for the oven was damaged at some point recently and we can’t use the oven. We were wanting to get a vintage stove anyway, but now want to find one as soon as possible. (Dave is dying for me to make him some cookies.)

We’re eyeing O’Keefe & Merritt and Wedgewood 1950s stoves on Craig’s List and will be visiting Antique Stove Heaven again this weekend. I’d love to have a stove in time to cook Thanksgiving dinner.

I’m also thinking about getting a Hoosier cabinet for the wall perpendicular to the stove; we’ve found one on Craig’s List (see a theme here?) that we want to check out. There aren't many Hoosier cabinets in California but I think they're neat.

The walls are currently a mint green and we’ll be repainting; I don’t mind green but would pick a different color of green – I prefer more of a sage-y, yellow based green as opposed to a bluer green. Currently the nook and the kitchen are the same color; we’ll probably pick different colors just for the contrast/ separation of the rooms. Not sure if we'll stay with green or go with an off-white for the kitchen and a warm neutral for the nook.

Longer-term we need to re-do the bottom cabinets, sink and countertops – there’s some water damage to the plaster wall and interior of the cabinets, the sinks are very rusty from the bottom. We may add (and hide) a full size dishwasher, but we’ve lived without a dishwasher for a very long time (can’t remember when we’ve last had a working dishwasher) so that’s not too high on the priority list (though, with an eye towards resale value, it’s something we should consider). Tile-wise, we're thinking a classic 1920s bungalow hex & subway tile sort of thing.....maybe doing a lot of subway tile around the stove too.

I'd like to do glass knobs/pulls on the cabinets and drawers.

Pics of the house in it's current conditin are at my flickr page.


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