For years I have sifted through magazines, internet, and Pinterest for ideas on how to make my home just the way I want it on a shoe string budget.
For a very long time I put projects off because I do have 3 kids living at home and I didn't want to put a lot of work into something only to have it stained, dirtied, or abused by small hands and feet, Koolaid and crayons.
But lately I've come to the realization that it really doesn't matter.
I want the cute white slipcovered couch, and the dainty vintage decor.
Enjoy what you love, and if something happens, well take your grandma's advice and don't cry over spilled milk. Paint over it and move on, lol.
So with that in mind I have been searching for all the elements that will make up the whole of my home style.
And one of those elements is a vintage stove.
I used to have a very large vintage stove way back when my hubby and I were first married, a big white behemoth with a griddle in the center and storage galore.
I was forced to give up my stove when we moved to a much smaller house (a rental that could not be altered) that wouldn't fit that monster of magnificence.
So for years I have drooled over those overpriced reproductions ($3,000-$5,000) and searched high and low for an original vintage stove that wasn't $500 (needless to say that just wasn't going to happen)
I put an ad on Craigslist to see if there were any vintage stoves out there in my price range (which wasn't much I'll tell you)
And got no response...
crickets chirping in fact.
But the other day a gal that lives about an hour away contacted me to tell me that she has a vintage stove that has been sitting in a tourist lodge she owns for about 20 years and that she would be happy to give it to me if only to keep it from getting used as scrap metal.
SCRAP METAL! My heart seizes at the very idea!
Her husband is even willing to deliver it for just the cost of gas!
My sakes I shall swoon!
So without further ado here is a pic of my "new" stove...
Isn't she adorable! I will have to find a replacement knob, but I believe I have a line on that.
I can not wait!
Also as a big thank you to them for being so generous I have included a link to their cottage website in the right sidebar of my blog. If you love vintage and are planning a trip to NW Arkansas then you might consider a stay at their beautiful private cottage. And a very reasonable rate too.
Also I finished my coat rack last night and I can't wait to share with you guys, perhaps tomorrow?
Enjoy your day!