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.
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.
Not a big deal from across the room, but up close you can see the sides of the cabinets. That are still honey oak.
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.
Oh and there is a little wallpaper left too….
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.