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Partly because I believe we're headed into some serious inflation, and
partly because both my stove and fridge are old and uneconomical, and
partly because I think there will be big cuts in the cost of large
household appliances after Christmas, I want to find a matching set of
electric stove and fridge.  The kicker is that I want COBALT BLUE and
the stove to have a flat top.  I'm not having much luck finding that
color in anything but laundry machines and thought maybe rctq'ers
could help?  I'm NOT interested in spending thousands of dollars, but
don't necessarily have to scrimp either.

Musicmaker, on the hunt.

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Curiosity is killing me.  Why do you long for cobalt blue?   Polly

"Musicmaker" <wrote> Partly because I believe we're headed into some serious
inflation, and
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welllll, Polly, it's like this.  I've visualized the eventually
finished kitchen (eventually meaning by the end of my lifetime) and I
must have the colors brick red, warm wood, and cobalt.    Though I may
have to readjust WHERE the colors are - I'm currently seeing red tile
linoleum, cobalt appliances, warm oak cabinets with pale or white
knobs, and pale or white walls.

it's kind of like a quilt.  Musicmaker

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Our doctor's wife decided that she had to have a new appliance color.  They
'simply' sent their appliances to an automotive repair shop and painted.
Worked great - but, of course, the cooktop is quite another challenge.
Polly


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welllll, Polly, it's like this.  I've visualized the eventually
finished kitchen (eventually meaning by the end of my lifetime) and I
must have the colors brick red, warm wood, and cobalt.    Though I may
have to readjust WHERE the colors are - I'm currently seeing red tile
linoleum, cobalt appliances, warm oak cabinets with pale or white
knobs, and pale or white walls.

it's kind of like a quilt.  Musicmaker


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When we moved into our new house money was tight, and our avocado DW
was only two years old. We had cherry cabinets and almond
refrigerator. I bought a can of appliance paint, almond, sanded the
avocado to give it some tooth to hold new paint and sprayed away,
turned out fine, 20 years later the EX still has the same DW. Yes, he
got the house and the mortgage. My son will get the house, sans
mortgage, some day.

The auto repair shop is an excellent idea.

Bonnie, in Middletown, VA



On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:50:31 -0600, "Polly Esther"

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For a while, some appliance companies were making built-ins with
interchangeable panels, which made a lot of sense; they only needed to
make one version (and slip in the appropriate color panel/s) and if a
customer remodeled in a different color scheme, they could keep the
appliances and just change the panels.  Apparently, it was one of
those ideas that was TOO good...

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Except, as noted, for the stovetop.  There may be another kind of
finishing business that c/would do that, but they'd have to do both
items or coordinate color-matching with the auto painter.  I'm sure
it's within the realm of possibility, but it's a tricky/expensive
proposition no matter how you look at it.  ;-)

Doc

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http://www.elmirastoveworks.com /
Try this site. This is where i want to order my "last" appliances!!
Just lovely! and I'll bet
they'll do your cobalt blue!
amy in CNY

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Wow.  Polly

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Howdy!

Quality would be my first concern for appliances; color is paintable.
Refrigerators are very paintable.    Check w/ an appliance place that
is experienced w/ painting; auto body shops use an entirely different
paint & process, often toxic (you don't live w/ your car in the house).

  Get the dark/black cooktop,  add a cobalt tea kettle, pots, canisters,
a lovely cobalt blue bowl on the counter, to accessorize.
  
http://www.susanjablonmosaics.com/glass-tile/bijou-cobalt-blue-kitchen.html
http://collectible-glass.com/images/0327SB%20CO.jpg
http://thehousewarescompany.com/Resources/Chantal-Kettle.jpg

  I've put down red "brick" vinyl flooring, twice.  Not allowed to do that
anymore, as we moved w/in 6 months of installation.  <g>
But I loved it, still do.
   We get "neutral" appliances; any color accessories go w/ black.  ;-D

Cobalt blue walls &/or countertops.  Cobalt blue knobs & pulls on the
cabinets.  http://www.thecobaltbluestore.com /

Good luck!

R/Sandy - http://www.gloriouscolor.com/store-detail.php?cat=149&ID=0
  http://www.1000markets.com/categories/glass+stained-glass/products/52970


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LUV cobalt blue!  Got my bits of blue on the cheap, found old Vick's
and milk of magnesia bottles on various 'treasure hunt' walks in a
long-gone mining town from the early 20th century located here in W.
Pennsylvania.  I put a glass shelf over my kitchen sink in front of
the window and display my cobalt glass there.
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I came =3D that close to posting the same reply about an auto painter
but, thinking through the baked-on enamel required for the stovetop,
thought better and deleted it...

Doc

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I *love* cobalt blue -- wish it had been available when I bought my
KitchenAid mixer years ago. However, white -- the one I have -- isn't
bad, since it goes so well with cobalt. <G>

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
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In your kitchen remodel, are you sure the applianeces are where you want
to start?


Karen, Queen of Squishies

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Karen, yes - as if I wait until hubby wants to spend the money on the
new kitchen, I'll be using an ice cooler and a coleman campstove since
my appliances will have died by then.  This way, I'll have some of the
major expenses taken care of already.

Sandy E - thanks a bunch for the links!  I may go with bisque
appliances and blue tile!

Amy - I've contacted Elmira - who knows?

Musicmaker

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Glad to be of help!!! hope they have what you want.
I know they have what I'd like!
=3D)
amy in CNY

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MM:
Bisque appliance are probably an excellent choice for your 'dream kitchen!'
I say that because while it may be fun to get a group of blue appliances,
sooner or later one needs to be replaced and it will be easier to find a
replacement in a bisque or similar tone than in the cobalt blue.

Good luck with your project. We are considering getting our cabinets either
refinished or refurbished. There is a franchise company that refurbishes the
cabinets. The price is less than the refinishing would be. I just wish I
knew someone who had that done. Anyone here done business with "Kitchen Tune
Up" please let me know.

Thanks. Pat in Virginia

Sandy E - thanks a bunch for the links!  I may go with bisque
appliances and blue tile!

Amy - I've contacted Elmira - who knows?

Musicmaker



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I have a new kitchen of major appliances being delivered
today. I think we wore the stores and internet out shopping
for them.  Home Depot worked out the best for the stuff we
chose.  No cobalt that I have seen.  The one and only unusual
color I have found is the Jenn-Air oiled bronze.  It is just
the most beautiful stuff (to me).  Too high end for this little
shack we live in but golly if I had an endless amount of
money I would have that stuff in a minute.   Good luck with
your hunt.  There are a lot of neato machines out right now.

I was kicking around the idea of the convection/microwave
over the stove top.  There was a lot of good feedback here
but we decided not to go with that because the kitchen
electric would have been updated.  I was willing to go the
extra cost for the machine but I don't want to have to update
now.  I might be sorry about that later.
Good luck with the hunt.
Taria

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So glad you've reported in, Taria.  Warning:  After our new stove was
installed, there had to be a little adjustment made to the counter beside it
for a snug fit.  When the new stove was inched out, we discovered that the
delivery guys had only half-heartedly plugged the stove in - don't know if
it ever would have caused a problem but it surely could have.  Keep your
eyes open.  Polly


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Thanks Polly.  Stove and fridge in, up and running.  The dishwasher
and over stove microwave tomorrow and Friday.  This stove does
set out just a tad more than the last and since it is such a small
kitchen it is very close to the opening dishwasher.  Luckily it seems
they will 'just' work.  Some day I want a real grown up sized kitchen
but for today I feel pretty lucky to have such great working machines
that are so pretty.
Taria


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Now I remember, Taria.  The reason my stove had to be pulled out after
installing was that the plug to the stove and the receptacle forced the
stove to set out too much from the wall.  Ugly and an invitation for
splattered spaghetti sauce to dribble down the back.  DH had to install a
new stove power receptacle in the wall behind the cabinet beside the stove.
We were pretty sick looking at the stove standing out like it was and the
solution wasn't really that big a deal.  If your DH doesn't 'do' electrical,
it's really not a million dollar professional job.  Polly


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