The new appliances are here! The old appliances are gone. It’s been a crazy yet awesome week. Today’s my birthday and there really is nothing better than new appliances (#thisis30).
If you’re just tuning in, the lovely people at GE took interest in my kitchen project and totally hooked us up with all new stuff. The reason we said yes is because it gave us access to the GE Artistry series. I am all about aesthetics (high-gloss white, retro styling) and this line nails that for us. Even if we had no sponsorship, this is the line we would buy (yes, it’s really affordable). I talk a little bit more about GE’s involvement here. I’ll share more details once we’ve actually lived with and used them a bit more.
I wasn’t going to share the new stuff installed until I had time to take pretty pictures, but I couldn’t wait. These are the pictures Aaron took as everything was getting delivered. I was at work (I had a meeting I couldn’t miss) but he indulged me by sending me photos and video as progress was made.
Let me back up a little bit. Everything was delivered on Tuesday. This was the scene outside as boxes were being unloaded off the dock. The big stuff got de-boxed and unwrapped at the street, then brought up the sidewalk into the house. I can only imagine what the neighbors thought. It was quite the production.
As boxes were being unloaded by one guy, another guy was inside removing the existing set. We did some of the pre-work ourselves, it was just a matter of getting everything unplugged (we were trying to keep everything functional for as long as possible, especially the fridge) and out of the way. Seeing the kitchen without appliances was totally strange. And I hope I’m not the only one who doesn’t paint all the way behind everything.
Please ignore my bra hanging in the background. LOL.
Anyways, as progress was made, Aaron kept sending me pictures and even this video. He’s so fancy.
Anyways, here’s the other side of the kitchen with the new dishwasher. It chirps! Just a little “hello” chirp when you open the door. It’s the little things.
So while one half of the kitchen was looking better (after seeing the new stuff in the space I was EXTRA motivated to get the countertop and cabinet situation taken care of) the other half of our tiny kitchen was crammed full with our old appliances.
I gave all of the old stuff a good, hard scrubbing because they were all set to be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore the following day.
I’ve never scheduled a ReStore pick-up before but it was so easy. And free! Our ReStore only picks up from northern Kentucky addresses (that’s me) on Wednesdays, so we went just a day with two sets. No complaining from me there.
We had a bit of a problem getting the fridge out the back door so we ended up having to remove the screen door. As the fridge was tilted on its side, the doors swung open and I sucked in my breath hoping I had remembered to remove everything. I’m still damaged from that one time in college I trashpicked an old fridge on the last day of school and in trying to get the fridge into my car, the fridge door swung open spewing way-beyond-rancid Chinese food all over the interior of my car. Good times. Lol.
The kitchen progress has since continued. Last night (Thursday night) we headed to IKEA to pick up the countertops. I’ve also purchased our sink and faucet. Saturday is countertop installation day. Wish us luck. I’m having nightmares about having to cut that sink hole ourselves.
GE Appliances is hosting a great weekly giveaway over on Instagram. All you have to do is follow @geappliances, post a photo that features your take on black and white style, use the tag #blackandwhite and you’re in! They are giving away $500 gift cards every week in the month of April. (And no, they’re not paying me to say this. It just seems like there’s a good chance of winning!)