Category Archives: Kitchen

Making It Fit

The fridge, if you recall, was too big for the space we’d measured. By a whole 1/8 of an inch. Torturously close. It was also just a little tight width-wise, but removing the chair rail (which you couldn’t see anyway) fixed that so now it’s perfectly snug. So anyway, here’s where we left off with the fridge.

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Scoring A Fridge For Cheap(ish)

We already got our stainless steel stove last month for a great price, thanks to a ding in the back that affected nothing in the function. It was perfect, just what we wanted. And at something close to 40% off, who could say no? Cearly not us. We then had more luck with a washer and dryer as well, big score.

So as far as the kitchen went, we were one appliance down, two to go in regard to upgrading to stainless steel. We had been looking at a few fridges at our local Lowe’s in the same area as we found the first three. We found a few, but they were return items, or repaired items. Sometimes this isn’t a big deal. But the ones they had either had damages we knew would bother us (scratches across the front of the SS door) or were repaired too much for our taste. But then…the light shined through.

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Project Who Needs A Hero: Day 3

The meat and potatoes of the project! Two days ago, I showed you how I purchased my supplies, which was an adventure in and of itself. On Day 1, I gathered my supplies. On Day 2, I did a lot of the dirty work…or so I thought. That day was a BREEZE compared to this one. But that’s okay. Today I painted the area. That’s pretty obvious, so I won’t bother you with the details there. Continue reading

Project Who Needs A Hero: Day 2

So it was day 2 of my “Anything you can do I can do … at least competently” crusade. On Day 1, I actually went out and bought the junk I needed. Twice. Because I screwed up the first time I’m double cool. Now I actually had to DO the darn thing. Continue reading

Project Who Needs A Hero: Day 1

Who needs a hero? Well, I mean, I like the one I’ve got. He’s pretty cute and I enjoy his company and he’s funny sometimes when he’s not asking for a wrench when he means pliers…but that’s not the point. The point is, Sam was out of town for a few days, and I decided it was time to prove to myself I could contribute more to this home renovation situation than painting and picking out all the pretties. Continue reading

Getting a deal on appliances

The appliances that came with our house (side-by-side fridge/freezer, stove and dishwasher) were…old-ish. We’re pretty sure the stove was original to the house (1986), the fridge is probably one of the original side-by-side models, and the dishwasher might be the newest of them all. Our own washer and dryer are five years old, but they’ve seen four moves now. Plus, I have wanted one of the HE sets for awhile now. Continue reading