Thursday, July 23, 2009

Out of Sight

Quick little fun project last night. I stenciled a quick little "frame" on to the bottom of my new kitchen cabinet's drawer. Same colors as my soon-t0-be-installed wallpaper.

My Mom was the one who motivated me to get going on this whole project, so I thought I'd ask her to write a little "dedication" of the new cabinet.

Fun to just know it's down there...and will add some unexpected historical interest for future owners.


jennakl said...

Hi there, I left a comment recently about the new (to me) Tappan stove I purchased that looks to be a little older than yours. I've got the model and serial numbers - do you know the best place to go to look for the year it was made? I'd already tried to degrease the stove which will be a slow painful project. The next steps are: de-rusting the chrome clock, re-insulating. I'd love to hear any tips or resources that you might have if you're willing to share! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

That's a nice touch. It's the little things that really tie a home together! Your mom's words on the bottom of the drawer... priceless!

StuccoHouse said...

Jennakl - If you want to email me the serial # (and any photos you have of your stove)I can take a stab at it. I don't know of any place online that has that info., but I've been exchanging info. w/ other Tappan owners & we can probably come close :-) Yup, detailing/cleaning the stove does take a long time...but it's a bit therapeutic, I've found. My advice is to take LOTS of pictures as you go....I can't tell you how many times I had to refer to mine while putting mine back together. If you hit the "Tappan" label on the left side of my blog, I'll see all of the my Tappan posts...I tried to cover most the larger steps I took. One thing on the insulation - I decided to only replace the top insulation. The sides & bottom are very well encased and looked to be in very good condition. You might find yours to be the same. Feel free to post, I'll always try to answer w/ any info I know.

Thanks for the comment on the drawer :-)

StuccoHouse said...

Oops, email is: blog name @ aol dot com.

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