One goal my husband and I have in restoring our beach cottage, The Coral Cottage, is to keep the old Tybee cottage feeling alive. We want to update it and give it some pzazz but not make it so modern-looking that it loses its cottage appeal.
We wanted energy efficient appliances and so when Lowes had a big sale this summer, we bought our appliances. Lowes has held them in storage until I called them recently to schedule delivery.
There was one appliance we did not replace--the old range:
|The range "before"
At the risk of dating myself, I remember my mother having a range like this in her kitchen back in the day when it was the latest thing! It gives me warm fuzzies to look at it and think of Mom. I decided that if the range was in good working condition (which it is) then I would see if we could find somebody to paint it a bright color. John Horton from Horton Remodeling found just the person for the job and now the range is a bright turquoise!
|The range "after" a coat of paint
All this beauty lacks now is her chrome which is off being polished up and restored thanks to our friend, Tommy McFarlin, who knew just where to take it. He restores old cars and the chrome has gone to one of his favorite service shops in Atlanta for a facelift.
Believe me, Mom would approve! She always did like a little bling!
|Vicky's mom, Dorothy Griffin, relaxing with her morning coffee in April 2010