Refrigerator update- game day

Game day? Everyone jokes about it being like Tetris, but this weekend we also had some Jenga and 2048. 2048 because I caught myself shuffling back and forth hoping that something would suddenly condense and give me space to work… Overall I’d say we were victorious, and nothing got too dinged up.

When we moved in there was nowhere to put the refrigerator, the kitchen is tiny, and we think that the previous owner blocked a doorway to fit a fridge. Maybe she had it somewhere else… anyway, this is where we had the delivery folks leave ours.

That’s right in the dining room, and it didn’t let us have enough space for a dining room table with chairs on all sides, and we were just sort of crammed in there. The thing is, the doors are 29″ wide, and the fridge is about 32″x32″ with the doors on. I thought I was going to take off the swinging door to the kitchen and go through that way (avoiding most of the hard wood floor and new paint), but fortunately Kaitlyn was able to talk some sense into me, and pointed out that the living room door is just as wide, and we wouldn’t need to disassemble nearly as much stuff to go that way.

I had to take *everything* off the front of the fridge, and used these cool felt and foam sliders to move it around. It only took two trips to Orchard Supply Hardware to get the mini-socket and torx drivers, but everything came off pretty smoothly. We also taped some cardboard over the floor furnace grate for better sliding. That totally worked.

Anyway, here it is.

Yay! Let’s see it with the wide angle!

If you turn around, here’s what the living room looks like now:

And here’s how the dining room is coming together:

There’s going to be a really cool brass chandelier in there soon, with shades that basically match the living room sconces, but there’s a small obstacle to getting that up. Can you tell what it is?

A replacement part is on the way, but I’m not optimistic that they didn’t just run the wrong size tap into the body of the chandelier. That’s too bad because it’s been discontinued and we wouldn’t be able to exchange it, but it’s a really expensive model that we got for really cheap, so if it comes down to it I’ll make an adapter. I’m confident that I’ll be able to match the threads and make it work if I have to, and should be able to make it invisible, but it might be a little slower and more expensive than I was hoping. Fortunately I know a lot of machine shops and places that can 3D print in stainless steel and brass, so this thing is totally going to happen.

That’s all for now! Here’s a picture of Penny looking really concerned about us moving things around.

Also, one of her skittering around. Also concerned. She will probably be happier than us when the last cardboard box is gone.

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One Response to Refrigerator update- game day

  1. Mom says:

    Looking good! It’s coming together nicely.

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