Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Out with the old ... In with the new

 So long old appliances, you've served me well. They don't look to shabby from their outer appearances but let me tell you the truth. The fridge was our first purchased fridge when we moved from an apartment to our first rented house. Over the years the condiment holders broke off, veggie bins were replaced with random plastic bins, and the over all stainage...yuck. The freezer section had many years of beverages left in overnight and explosion aftermath. Truly we are lucky it lasted 13 years. Next a gas stove that my husband acquired from my Suegra's backyard claiming it could be fixed. The thermostat was off and you had to guess the temp, it took forever to bake or burn. The stove top was missing a knob and only two burners worked. We have a saying around here "ride it till the wheels fall off".

Enter the new stove and fridge ..ohh so shiny, and they match. In my last post I wrote about how I manifested free couches and had exactly the right amount of cash to purchase these appliances on spot. Once in place, we decided it's time to do an upgrade to our kitchen. It has been 7 years since we first slapped "Crisp Autumn Leaves" paint over the wallpaper that lined the walls when we moved in.

When I say I have a cozy little kitchen, I mean it. The square footage is small but the warmth from the heart of the home is definitely felt.

We are currently here at this phase where the avocado ceiling is being painted crisp white, and the fluorescent lighting has got to go. I wouldn't budge on my wall paint color so were patching it up and slapping on a fresh coat. Good thing I'm not hosting Thanksgiving because of right now the cabinets are off the hinges and being transformed. Hint hint... I love me some chocolate!

If I don't post later on in the week I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a weekend filled with leftovers & laughter.


  1. Welcome shiny new :) have a nice day.

  2. Woot - new fresh kitchen things! A white ceiling is a very good idea. I'm actually embarking on a kitchen makeover myself, including painting the ceiling white :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I believe in riding it until the wheels fall off!

    Love your knew pretties. I bet you stand in front of them every now and again, and just smile. :-D

  4. I love your kitchen!! I can't wait to see the finish product! Congrats on the new appliances!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

  5. Your new appliances look fantastic, Holly, and your kitchen is so cozy. I like the color of the walls too. My kitchen is small also, but it suits me. Your new appliances will come in handy this Christmas season.

    love, ~Sheri



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