Saturday, February 17, 2007

New Appliances Part One

It's move-in day today. The first of the new appliances have arrived. New fridge, new washer and dryer, new oven (to be installed next week), and new dishwasher (to be installed on Monday). This is really pretty amazing and unexpected. We went from replacing the dryer to acknowledging that the washer and fridge were 20 years old too so let's replace all three. Then the oven and non-working microwave top got caught in the DH's eagle-eyed radar and the next thing I know we are getting a new oven too. Must say - I'm one happy gal.

OLD OVEN/MICROWAVE COMBO

Anticipating that there would all these new goodies in the kitchen (washer/dryer in the garage), I decided it was time to start painting the cabinets in the kitchen again. Our galley kitchen has been a work in stalled progress for over three years. Now I've gotten the bottom cabinets primed and base coated and the wood case around the oven was finished off this morning (well the bottom part of it anyway).















The open area, where the microwave used to be is going to be left open. I'm going to ask DH to install a couple of pull-out cabinet drawers to allow for movable open shelving. This is, of course, assuming that we can do this with an oven. Delivery and hookup expert explained about insulation so I expect this will not be a problem. Total newbie that I am to this sort of stuff, I worry about and question everything.



















Gus, as you can see, was singularly unimpressed














15 comments:

Susie said...

Gus looks like he's not easily impressed! You must be thrilled to get new appliances. I know I was when we redid our kitchen last summer.
:)

trailbee said...

You must be swooning with joy! Now, to finish the cabinets and you're done. You won't have to lift another finger until when?

AnnieElf said...

Until never again if I'm lucky. LOL

LisaOceandreamer said...

How fun to get all these new appliances, especially given their age. heehee.
So tell me, did you do that faux finish on the cabinets and treatment on the doors? Is that a collage? And the other pic won't enlarge to see what that is? I really like it all!
XOXO

paris parfait said...

Enjoy your new kitchen!

AnnieElf said...

Yes, I am doing the faux finishing. Since I never do anything from start to finish, it has been a very long job. DH will be very happy when this is all done. LOL I'll see what I can do about opening the other picture. I think it has something to do with how I laid it all out.

diana said...

absolutely fabulous annie... congratulations on all the
big steps you have taken to complete this...way to go... it is going to be a beautiful space. xo

Becca said...

How fun to have all new stuff! It almost makes the cookin' and cleanin' fun - notice I said "almost"!

Looks like you're doing a great job with your kitchen. I'd never be brave enough to try that!

tash said...

Wow what a lot of stuff! I wish my kitchen was that big! Glad you're making your kitchen 'yours' ~ it's nice to cook somewhere that you feel really comfy in. :)

Daisy Lupin said...

Its great when you get new kitchen appliances and they are box fresh and you say to yourself they will always look like this never even a small mark on them, why do I always kid myself like that? Things do just age! I have just got a new microwave which I give a loving stroke to every so often.

susanna said...

Congratulations on your home's new appliances! And just think how energy efficient the updated appliances will be. You might save $ on your electricity bills, too! We're hoping to bring home a spankin' new sofa within the next two weeks. :)

turquoise cro said...

I hope you like your new fridge, I got a new Black oven and it seems to me shows more dust and grease! altho maybe a fridge will be easier to clean and not used as I do my stove! Have FUN! on breaking all those newbies in!!! My dryer man was here today and it was his birthday even! LOL I almost wanted to tell him, well, it's my Blog's birthday too! I'd like to seen the look on his face, like "what's a BLOG???" altho who knows, he might have one! I'll have to google his name! You mean Gus never sniffed out any of the new appliances???! xo, Cinda

stephanie said...

Annie, those cabinets are beautiful!! Your kitchen in the making looks like it will be worth the wait and time! Wonderful!

Autrice DelDrago said...

My goodness! Projects like these are so much fun - and a lot of work! Congrats on the "new" kitchen!

Beth said...

Wow,,how lucky you are! Brand new kitchen almost. I know you are a happy camper sweet Annie!!