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2 Steps Forward….and 1 Back

6.17.2011

I had this blog post all planned out in my head yesterday (first mistake)….it was we got a new fridge and I love it and the white monstrosity is gone and here is also how we finished updating our cabinets with glass. Yeah!

Not so much.

But at least it is going to start the way I planned.  Here is the white box that is was our fridge. 

fridge

fridge

Not terrible and actually a pleasant surprise when we closed on our house as we thought the previous owners were taking it and we assumed we were buying a new one right away.  But we are slowly changing the appliances to stainless in the order of function.  As I mentioned before the dishwasher…well sucked so it was the top of the list.  The water and ice in this fridge has never worked so it was next…even though the stove won in the ugliness contest with the bisque color. Unfortunately totally functional.

Shopping for fridges made me realize that we have a really short space to work with that severely limited our choices especially in the ones with the features I wanted.  But we found one and I love it.

Unfortunately, to get the height we needed, it is about 3 inches narrower than our old fridge.  Which did not sound like a big deal in the store.  But compared to the old fridge that slid next to all the cabinets with less than a 1/4 inch to spare, we have some gaps. 

fridge

Not a big deal from across the room, but up close you can see the sides of the cabinets.  That are still honey oak. 

fridge

fridge

Way to be really thorough in my cabinet painting.

I told myself that we left it way on purpose so if I ever wanted to remember the pink countertops and honey oak goodness, all I had to do is pull out the fridge.

fridge

Oh and there is a little wallpaper left too….

fridge

So even though I had the official “I am not painting in anything else else in the kitchen ever again” celebration, I am sadly breaking up the paintbrush today.  But this can be a lesson if you are painting cabinets….don’t be lazy like me by not pulling out the fridge….or just never buy a thinner one.

8 comments on "2 Steps Forward….and 1 Back"
  1. Heeee! We will be painting our kitchen later this year... or early next year (after all, we *do* have a baby arriving in six weeks...), so I will remember to move our fridge... even though I'm SOOOO dreading that part. Our fridge BARELY fits into the space. Seriously, you can't slip a piece of PAPER between the fridge and cabinets! LOL.

    Your kitchen looks awesome with the new fridge! Do you have a post with how you did your countertops? I couldn't find one on your blog. We have ugly pinkish ones too, and I want to do yellow walls, white trim, and red (mostly), blue, and green accents in the kitchen. Pink will NOT do. ;-)

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  2. Congrats on the new purchase shes gorgeous. We actually looked at this one as well awhile back but ended up with the Samsung LG.Sorry you have to paint a lil more at least its not alot.

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  3. LOVE the new fridge. It's really pretty (if appliances can be pretty?). Bummer about the paint, hopefully a skinny roller will take of that in no time :)

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  4. If you are bummed about the space, at least know that it is storage. We keep an extra large cutting board and a pizza paddle on the floor tucked in between our frig and the cabinetry. Neither will fit anywhere else in our kitchen.

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  5. You know you are maturing in age when you are envious of someones refrigerator! I would love to have one with a pull-out freezer. It looks great in your kitchen. Hope your painting went smoothly :)

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  6. That is too funny! Now I'm thinking that when I helped my friend paint her cabs, I didn't do the sides either...ooops!

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  7. Your new fridge? I LOVE. It's so pretty. I just bought our fridge, too. It's fabulous that I could "splurge" for the bottom freezer. Cannot wait to use it. =)

    Wow! Your kitchen cabinets look so great in black. I can't believe there were pink countertops and honey oak. Girl, you have a gift.

    I'm just trying to look on the bright side. Because painting sucks. But I think it's probably worth it. Love your kitchen.

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  8. Haha! Yeah, we never finished painting behind our fridge either. But our solution was just to rip out all the drywall. So, that's always an option. : )

    Love the new fridge though! So shiny!!

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