After Christmas we decided to purchase a new microwave.
|Cuisinart Microwave Oven|
Photo Source: Kohls
We're New England Swamp Yankees. We make do.
While searching for what I wanted, the cowboy kept saying, make sure it's not more than 21" wide. That's all the space we have. We keep our microwave on a shelf on the baker's rack in our kitchen that only allows for 21".
So I measured while I shopped. I found just what I wanted in a model that was 20.5" wide. Perfect! I fell in love with it! It's stainless and black, so it blends with the other appliances we have.
He never mentioned to check the depth. NEVER!
We brought it home and put it on its new shelf after I scrubbed the shelf of 9 years of dust. (Don't judge). While it kinda hung over the shelf, a little, all four "legs" sat squarely on the shelf. It didn't look bad. Honest. We figured we were okay.
We tested with a bag of popcorn. Well, it's a good thing I didn't step away. The popcorn popped the dang thing right off the shelf.
Don't worry. I caught it. The popcorn is safe, as is the microwave.
Now the easy thing to do would be to return the microwave and get one that fits. But no. I'm thick. Did I mention that I fall in love with my appliances? I won't return her.
So now more shopping to purchase something to put the microwave on. And while I don't want to make purchasing a new microwave turn into a kitchen redesign, that's usually how I roll.
While I can find LOADS of things I love that are in the $1000+ plus range...that's really not what I want to spend.
I've found a sideboard online from Ikea. But I'm afraid it might be too long. But because I currently use the baker's rack to hold recipe books and other kitchen utensils, I'll still have some storage. I'm debating it.
Photo Source: IKEA
|Augusta Black Baker's Rack|
Photo Source: Overstock.com
Let the shopping games begin!
How about you?
Do you have these same mishaps happen when shopping?
Do simple purchases turn into major remodels?
I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.
I hope I'm not the only walking Murphy's Law!