There's a fire engine in my kitchen

There's a fire engine in my kitchen

Rob and I picked up my new range and red refrigerator this weekend.

I'd been feeling a little nervous about the fridge - what if it was too red?

Yeah, there's no such thing. It's red - really red - and I love it.

I had it painted at Jennings Again Auto Body in Paxton, and they did a beautiful job. The finish is exactly the color I wanted, and it's silky smooth to the touch. It cost more than the $275 they originally estimated, but it was worth it. It still cost a fraction of what a retro-style refrigerator would have, and much of what I spent stayed local. I bought a range with part of the difference.

Opting to get a standard fridge painted gave me more options, too. I was able to purchase a 28-inch-wide refrigerator, which is a bit narrower than most other models. In my kitchen, every inch counts! I also chose the color, which matches my red Fiesta dishes.

I moved my cold foods into the new fridge last night, and it was like moving into a new house. (My previous fridge was about 9 cubic feet, as you'd find in a small apartment or dorm room.) I now have a deli drawer! A crisper drawer! A butter nook! Room for salad dressings and condiments! It looked like a lot of food in the old fridge - now it looks like I need to go grocery shopping.

This kitchen project has been a lot of work, but I feel like it's been worth it. If you click on the "wood floors" tag at the bottom of this post, you'll see this project in varying stages. I think the wood floor makes the kitchen look bigger.

Photo: My spruced-up kitchen this morning. (Eventually, the pitchers on top of the fridge will go on the shelf hanging above, but it needs to be reinforced.)

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