The current stove has great burners but the dial for the oven was damaged at some point recently and we canâ€™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.)
Weâ€™re eyeing Oâ€™Keefe & Merritt and Wedgewood 1950s stoves on Craigâ€™s List and will be visiting Antique Stove Heaven again this weekend. Iâ€™d love to have a stove in time to cook Thanksgiving dinner.
Iâ€™m also thinking about getting a Hoosier cabinet for the wall perpendicular to the stove; weâ€™ve found one on Craigâ€™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 weâ€™ll be repainting; I donâ€™t mind green but would pick a different color of green â€“ 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; weâ€™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 â€“ thereâ€™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 weâ€™ve lived without a dishwasher for a very long time (canâ€™t remember when weâ€™ve last had a working dishwasher) so thatâ€™s not too high on the priority list (though, with an eye towards resale value, itâ€™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 condition are at my flickr page.