I started it again and I waited until I heard the motor kick on
and it started to fill with water and then walked away again.
I sighed and shook my head
aggravated thinking about how my plans for the next day included
taking that dishwasher out again to try to fix it.
It’s been done often enough that Cullan and I don’t even have to watch the You Tube video
on how to take everything apart any more.
I cleaned everything
I reconnected everything
and started it up and stood there waiting…
I almost let out a bit YES that it worked
and then it really ran.
Like a loud semi truck engine starting up in a car
it whirred and buzzed and then…
The motor was kaput.
It is a $100 part to replace- but after all the issues we have already had with it
it would have been throwing good money after bad
that is a good thing!
But that’s not all it led to.
Built in 1940- the very first thing I loved about this house was the kitchen.
Those old cupboards with all their charm
wearing original paint
made completely out of solid real wood with no veneers, particle board or anything else.
I love it all. I love how it is now since we remodeled it.
They are small- not standard size by far- they actually measure about 6″ less deep than
a standard cupboard and they are shorter by a couple inches as well.
is like putting together puzzle pieces.
It is difficult to get an appliance that is built for todays sized cupboards
to fit in a kitchen that was built over 70 years ago.
instead of a tile or granite edging.
Because in order to get a dishwasher into these short cupboards- you have to kind of tilt it and then shove it and wiggle it- so that front trim needs to come off to give that extra 1″ of wiggle room to do it.
It has also really limited our choices on which dishwasher we have been able to put in
because they are not all built to the same specifications so we tend to stick with smaller & short
as they come versions
I noticed an area of dry rot starting along the edge of the front of the sink.
Because of the lack of depth of the counters the sink comes almost all the way out to the edge
and apparently there has been an area that has been absorbing moisture.
and just try to get your hand back there to change or work on
the faucet when there is all of 1″ in which to work.
It is NOT a fun job.
which involves taking off granite
Oh yes, it’s a messy job.
A lot of heavy lifting
The good news?
Oh yeah- you know there are some things that I have been wanting to redo for awhile
We are trying to decide between more simple re-do’s that would be easily accomplished
without major disruption (yeah right- it’s a kitchen re-do ;))
or biting off a bit more to tackle some other things
Not sure what direction we are going in just yet but either way but I have ideas for both.
We also know that the stove and refrigerator are not far behind dishwasher with being replaced
because we know that we will be needing to replace those pieces as well soon.
We are planning the details and design right now
and on top of that- we have a graduation party here for my middle guy in a few weeks
which will hold off any huge changes until later in the Summer.
So until we start swinging the hammer and breaking out the sawzall
I am planning to share inspirations and ideas for mixing the new with the old and
keeping as much of that original charm that I adore
in spite of the inconveniences with modern day living
If you would like to see just how far the kitchen has already come in
the Before and After you can find that
See you tomorrow for Feathered Nest Friday!