Thursday, January 16, 2014

An Update on Vanessa's Vintage Kitchen

The new (old) stove is in! A little history on this gorgeous piece: it belonged to my husband's great grandmother. My husband's dad remembers eating meals off of it when he was dating his mother. For many years it sat inside my husband's uncle's house, never hooked up. There it was kept safe and protected until we moved in and Uncle Mark gave it to us. 


If you remember in the previous kitchen post I told you that the appliance repair shop quoted us $1500 to $2000 to fix this stove. Well we knew maybe one or two burners worked and possibly one of the ovens. So my husband thought we should just put it in and he would work on it and see if he can fix it himself.

So I went out and bought a toaster oven and borrowed an electric grill and we put in the beautiful old stove. Now, my sweet husband had no experience working on appliances. But I'd say one of his greatest skills is learning as he goes. So I spent an entire day, researching on the internet and working on the stove. He was about to give up, he was putting the pieces back when all-of-a-sudden IT LIGHTS! He couldn't believe it! 

So he kept working on it. That night we laid in bed and he was reading more about stoves online. Then he jumped out of bed to go work on it just a little more. One by one, he fixed each burner. Then, he even fixed one of the ovens. And all we had to spend was a total of $60 on parts. 

So now we have a family heirloom to cook on. It works great and I absolutely love it! 





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9 comments:

  1. I love the look of vintage stoves. Our next door neighbors did a major kitchen enlargement and they made sure to keep their 1950 stove. It makes the kitchen.

    Your kitchen is wonderful with that aqua cabinet and open shelves.

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  2. Love your vintage kitchen and your pics too
    xo
    Pam

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  3. Your stove and the story that goes with it is beautiful! I have a similar story, but haven't yet gotten to use my stove. This year, I hope. Your kitchen looks great!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/julineb/8551197891/

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  4. Love love love this!!! Everything!!! Y'all did great!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, what a treasure!! My husband does the same...researching until he figures out how to do it. What a great kitchen:-)

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  6. Love. love this! It brings back so many memories!

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  7. I remember a stove like that one at my grandmother's home too...I am so thrilled you have it and that you two found the way to get it to work...
    If stoves could talk....hmmmm..

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  8. Your kitchen is super sweet and I love that stove! I owned an old moffat about 36 years ago, I sure wish I had it now in my 88 year old bungalow. I love your blog!

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  9. So I spent an entire day, researching on the internet and working on the stove. He was about to give up, he was putting the pieces back when all-of-a-sudden IT LIGHTS! He couldn't believe it!
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