But, when we had our pipes remodeled it stopped working (in 2010), recently we decided to get rid of the broken wine fridge in place of some shelving. The timing had everything to do with the kitchen remodel, but when I talked to Freddy, he said, "You can EASILY do that yourselves. Don't pay someone to do something that simple." So, I went about convincing Justin that we were capable. Turns out the wine fridge worked all along, but the power to the plug was turned off at the outlet!!! You are kidding me. Whatever. It's not worth the electricity to power a fridge (that only goes down to 50 degrees anyway) to cool off water.
Lowes was our first stop to figure out what we wanted, then we measured and a week later we were back at Lowes buying the wood and having it cut to the right sizes (thanks to Freddy who told us that Lowes would cut the wood for us!) Back home, we sanded and decided to try our hand at putting in shelving without making our house look really holey.
Luckily, Brian wasn't busy (our neighbor across the street), so for the price of a delicious chocolate dessert, he came over and helped Justin install the shelving. Justin did all the work with Brian teaching him how and supporting him with help. I've NEVER seen Justin smile and laugh while doing a home improvement project. It was a joy. The shelves look awesome!
Justin also put a shelf into the game closet and we put some boards into another cupboard in order to allow for 2 rows of DVDs instead of a ton of wasted space. Justin and I are feeling pretty good about our recent venture. Thanks Justy for your hard work and for believing we could do it! And, thanks to Freddy for all his good, money-saving advice.