There are lots of things I love about the Coral Cottage...one thing I've loved about it is that I've been able reuse so many things. This is great for at least two reasons--it helps to keep that old charm and character of the original house alive and also--it's free stuff!!! Now of course there's a cost involved in painting and refurbishing but it is less than replacement would be.
We took the old furniture home and painted it to give it new life. Click here to see my favorite painted piece which was featured in another post.
Another decision we made was reusing our awesome vintage range. We had it sprayed turquoise with an appliance epoxy enamel paint by Todd Wadsworth of Creative Coatings in Savannah. Todd did a fantastic job and our sweet little range went from this:
|Range minus some of the doors|
The chrome handles, etc on the range were our biggest problem--we couldn't find a place in Savannah that could re-chrome or polish them. Finally I sent an SOS to my son-in-law's dad, Tommy, who does award-winning restoration of antique cars. Tommy hooked us up with his re-plating company and not only that but he took the parts to the contractor and picked them up as well! Talk about going above and beyond--thanks Tommy!!
Pro Plating and Polishing of Suwanee, Georgia came through for us and everything looks great! Want to see?
Isn't it gorgeous? Does anyone know where I could find burner plates to fit an old stove?
Now it is time to furnish the kitchen. What do you consider essential in a kitchen when you go to the beach on vacation? Are there certain small appliances that you consider must-haves? Leave a comment below and help me out here friends!