I always knew that I wanted to fully remodel our kitchen at some point. We started this process in November 2014. Yes you read that right– Twenty Fourteen. Life happened. One kid turned into two kids and things just didn’t finish in the kitchen. We did however change the wall color from a 1970’s yellow to a sage and we painted the dated 1950’s wooden cabinets white.
February was quickly ending and we were preparing for our youngest to turn 4. It was going to be another covid inspired birthday with just my parents and a friend over. The birthday boy had requested spaghetti and strawberry birthday cake. I was making party favor bags and had wrapped the gifts that arrived from the Amazon shopping list and was sitting down after ordering a take out dinner to watch a seminar online about raising chickens… more on that later.
I went into the kitchen to get some drinks and opened the fridge to find that there was condensation on our beverages and that my finger went through an entire stick of butter. Not good news. I literally went into panic mode and knew that we don’t have many options in our very rural area. I hopped online and found out that Lowe’s would be open until 9.
We jumped in the truck and took off to our local Lowe’s store and found that they did have some in stock refrigerators. I was on Facebook Messenger video call with my husband who was watching 2 tired little boys in the truck while I shopped.
Never thought I would enjoy a stainless steel fridge, but that was available and we could bring it home right then. I went with a bigger one than what we had.
This Whirlpool 28.4 cu ft unit was just what we needed for a family of 4 who cooks the majority of our meals at home. I added a service plan, paid and out the door I went knowing that there was a whole fridge at home needing to be cleaned out, LOTS of stuff thrown away and worst of all moving that broken down piece of junk out of here.
The following day was BUSY and it made me thankful for a husband that not only knows what he is doing but has a strong back.
Putting in the new fridge made me realize how much I wanted to redo the kitchen. I wanted a farmhouse look and Operation Fake Farmhouse needed to happen.
The floors were in awful shape, there was literally no storage space, the sink and dishwasher were outdated and older…. so the fridge started it all and I can’t wait to unveil this project post by post with you all.