You might remember that we went the entire summer and part of the fall with absolutely no stove, oven or burners in our new (old) house. When we bought the house the kitchen was completely empty, save for a row of very (EXTREMELY) ugly cabinets. ...Oh yea, and an even worse sink.
Have I ever told you before
how much I love Craig?
As in Craigslist?
Many a wonderful thing has been bought there!
Including this stove.
I knew I wanted a gas stove,
because that is just how I roll.
I kept looking....
throughout the summer.
Finally this fall, I found the stove I wanted.
It was a six burner gas. Stainless.
The middle part has a grill that can be put in
place of two burners.
We use that grill all.the.time!
(As seen in the photos from tonight!!)
Not only that, but it is also a convection oven
as well as a regular oven.
One little switch
changes things over.
We had the convection on tonight
making baked potatoes.
Plus it has a cute little drawer on the bottom
to store the grill and/or burners in
when not in use.
Oh, and did I mention
that it also has not one, but TWO
instant boil burners!
Hold the ponies! There is more.
It also came with this microwave.
The micro is the
with the blowers, lights, etc....
in my beautiful kitchen
it is not up yet.
We just use it from its
I know you are wondering....
well they both came wrapped in plastic.
Someone bought them for their kitchen
then changed their mind
during the remodel.
So they sat in that garage. Unused.
Until I bought the set...yes, the set...
New and just waiting to be loved!
Ok....you want to know more reasons I love Craig(s List)?
Say hello to a hardworking dishwasher.
Also bought from Craig(s List).
Also wrapped in plastic....in the box.
You might not be able to tell
by this picture,
but the dishwasher is a 30 inch model.
It can hold over 10 place settings
at a time.
Stainless inside as well as out.
Since we did not have a conventional kitchen
there was only a hole that the dishwasher should go in.
Weirdly enough, that hole was for a 30 inch
(Most dishwashers are 24 inches wide.)
Weird that we had that hole big enough....
This dishwasher...let me just say...we got at a 90% discount.
Well, since we had the crappiest
I am always looking on
Craigslist for new cabinets.
I have seen several that I liked, but
not scored a complete set yet.
I did get this little
I got this for
It took my three big sons
and my husband
to huff-and-puff it into the house.
I used it as an island for the whole summer.
My long-term goal was to paint it an accent color,
cover the sides with beadboard too,
and put some little bun feet on it
as it fulfilled its island duties...
(hopefully with a granite or butcher block top).
Then the day before Thanksgiving
I bought this $150 guy from Craig(s List).
Oh. My. Gosh.
Love it (said in a singing voice).
Talk about heavy!
It has a massive butcher block top...
With great big
And in my world...
galvanized and stainless
are kissing cousins
and look great in the
It has a great galvanized bottom shelf too.
The top is all scratched......and loved!
One day one of my sons got out the
on this island!
"Are you kidding me??? Get that
knife of yours cutting right on
top of that island!"
It is SO hard to untrain children!!
This 'ole island
got a workout
during the holidays!
There is a place on one
edge where there is a
kind of the shape of a
bowl. Or plate...
I tried to take a picture of it,
but it is kindahard.
Just trust me. It is so cool.
This table was used in a BBQ restaurant
and they said that is where they chopped
each and every day.
Love it. (same singing voice).
Sometimes if we scrub the
butcher block really hard
we can get a smokehouse smell.
I keep trying!
One of my favorite pieces I have
found with the help of my love, Craig(s List)
is this big heavy tin sign.
It is massive.
My grandmother was a Stogsdill
and her mama was a
As in Gooch's Best.
Aren't those cool names?
Say those three times together!
I paid $100 for the sign.
I felt like that was a little much...
except I knew I could
build my kitchen around it...
really, really, really, really wanted it.
I had to send my oldest son to get it for me.
It was not a local yokel.
But it all worked out...
and I see the sign and think of
relatives from long ago...
with really cool names.
By the way,
since this guy got relieved
of his island duties
pushed hauled him
along one wall
and use him
for all his drawers and cabinet
as a wall unit.
Our idea right now is to
eventually use him as a base cabinet
once we remodel since he is so
heavy and good.
Once again...Patience. Patience!
I told Hubby that by the time we
then we can just say,
"Hey let's go in the Craig and make supper."
You know, instead of the kitchen we could just say the Craig
since everything in it has come from Craig(s List).
Ok. It was a dumb joke, (but I liked it!)