Things have been wonky for awhile. I might have mentioned that our farm well went out a few months ago and we had to have another well drilled. That was a big ‘ouch’, but what can you do? We have to have water. We can’t wait until it’s a better time financially. We had to get it taken care of right away. Then we went to the farm a few weeks ago, I opened the refrigerator and it was warm inside the refrigerator. Everything in the refrigerator had to be thrown out. The food we brought had to be kept in our coolers. A neighbor graciously offered for us to keep a few things in their refrigerator, so we limped along that time. Many people recommended that we buy new rather than replace, so we bought a new one.
This time, we went with a French door model. It’s got an ice-maker, just not in the door. We don’t use as much ice as we used to, and we drink chilled water that we keep in the refrigerator, so I didn’t think it made sense for us to buy another dispenser in the door.
Getting a delivery is not a small feat at the farm. We have to send our legal address, then give directions, since our address doesn’t appear on Google maps. It’s basically turn on the dirt road, then again at the pond. For awhile, it was go past the dead cow. Some delivery people take one look at our bridge and won’t even cross it. We have to send them across the neighbor’s pasture and through our gate. These guys were great and drove over our small bridge like champs!
Here’s another view. The refrigerator is a GE. These are affiliate links. For details on the refrigerator, CLICK HERE. It’s a very roomy refrigerator, but it still fit in the old space (just barely.)
You might also notice I have a new rug in here. CLICK HERE for buying info.
Here is the old rug and refrigerator. The old rugs were layered cowhide rugs. The chair feet got caught in them and the rugs really were too small for the table.
I was a bit worried that the purple would be too much, but I really love the new look. The purple is very subdued and it’s amazing how going with a larger rug makes the space feel so much bigger. I know not everyone is going to like the rug, but I’m surprised how much I like it. It was a fantastic price!
The kitchen is not perfect, but it’s a cozy place that we love. And now we have ice and water again!
Chris Wells says
Those sound like the directions to my house, minus the bridge!! Veer to the left off the paved road, don’t go over the cattle guard, followthe dirt road passed the sheep and burros! LOL. I cringe every time someone wants our physical address!!
It always seems that appliances, air conditioners and water wells never fail at a convenient time!!
The refrigerator is a real beauty! I never was a big fan of the ice in the door! And the larger rug is MUCH better! You are right is makes the whole space live larger.
Jackie B says
Wow, Anita! That rug makes it look so open and bright in your kitchen! I am not fond of purple but that looks amazing! I have the same style refrigerator and love how convenient the french doors make putting large items in. It will fit large cakes, turkeys, etc. with ease.
We too live out in the country and people have a difficult time finding us, we kind of like it that way.
I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.
Nita Hiltner says
Our newer fridge is not roomy enough, and it’s from Sears. In the past two years, all the bins have cracked and the fronting on the shelves have come off. Not happy.
Haha, loved the directions. Was the cow owned by a vegetarian that wouldn’t eat it? Your kitchen looks fine and it’s a lovely rug. Hope the fridge goes well for years. Can’t always say that about appliances these days, unfortunately.
I agree regarding the rug making the room look larger. Seems setting new boundaries for your eyes opens up the whole area. We’re in the process of buying and moving. I love my fridge that is similar to yours in that there is no water/ice dispenser in the door. I didn’t want to give up shelf space to the icemaker. I want another one just like it, except perhaps only cabinet depth. It’s a long reach to the back of this one!
Jane R says
We’ve been through a few refrigerators. We’ve had the old freezer on top, freezer on bottom, side by side, and the last a french door. We will NEVER go back to any other kind..yeah they cost more but I LOVE the French door ref!! It’s beautiful. It fits right in your kitchen…
Love the new rug! It totally makes the space look bigger. We need a new fridge and I’ve been dying to get one with the French doors like that. Ours is an old side by side and the freezer is just tiny.
Pat M. says
Your farm kitchen cabinet/counter layout is exactly like mine in my 1200 sq ft ranch house. Fridge at the right end, stove and sink in the same place as yours, with a pantry on the other end. My kitchen is also eat-in with room for a fairly large table. I have a natural fiber rug under the table and hate it, so it will be going soon. The opposite side of my kitchen is open to my “great” room also and makes for good traffic flow.
I love your new rug and if I remember correctly, isn’t there a same or similar rug in your living room, making the entire space look large and open?
I know your pain regarding the new ‘fridge. I had to have a new furnace in February, a new garage door opener this Spring, and the entire surface of my deck replaced this summer. But what are you going to do? It has to be kept up. BTW, your farm house looks wonderful.
Thanks so much Pat. You are so right!!! Yes I used the same rug in the kitchen and in the living room since it’s one big space.