Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ultimate old school... ice box conversions

I got a few questions on the coverted ice box I want, so I thought, why not post pics, right? My blog is dying while I am in Denver anyway!

We picked up a 1936 (or was it 32?) Detroit Jewel gas stove. It has the look of a 50s stove, but with little bitty feet on the bottom instead of it being flat to the ground. It is really beautiful. I decided I wanted a 'fridge to match. I researched a bit on Ice Box Conversions. Basically, they take an antique ice box, add a condenser, compressor and fan motor. The outside is cleaned up, if neccessary, and the inside gets stainless stain, an evaporator, temp controls, lights and R-12. We thought about DIYing it, but we'll get back to you on that. (We have too many projects anyway!)

Here are a few pictures I found to give you an idea:
1930 Kelvinator ice box, photo: antiqueappliances.com

Converted ice box (the extras are hidden in the "base" they built below the doors), photo: antiquevintageapplicances.com.

Soo perfect to go with the stove. I will ask Steven to take a picture of the stove and post it up this week. :)


Its So Very Cheri said...

I love it. It looks so awesome. Can't wait to see it all.

did you ever get your lights?
Be sure to come by for my 18 vendor give-a-way

Wilhelmiina said...

I came to visit for the first time. You have lovely things in you home:)

Wilhelmiina from finland
I joined a reader :)