Our New Fridge is In our Bathroom

We are the proud owners of a vintage fridge! We drove to Pleasanton last week to pick this up and use it for a display unit for the craft fair.

Hairy thought of paying for a storage unit for a month to put the fridge in, and then selling the fridge after the fair. But I suggested we just put it in the downstairs bathroom for now instead of paying for storage. Now we have the weirdest bathroom ever. It was already ugly (pea green walls and purple tile!) but now there’s an old fridge AND a Dora the Explorer pinata in it!!! (The pinata is a gift from my manager dude. He swung by last weekend with his supercute daughter Hayley McMuffin and he said he got the Dora pinata for me to customize into a Twinkie pinata!) Hairy says the Dora pinata has front-butt.

It’s in pretty good condition. Apparently it was repainted at some point, but there is till kind of a dent in the door and some rusting. It needs some stickers removed and some TLC, but it will be a cute way to hold the foodie scarves for events. I kind of want to keep it and use it to store clothes upstairs, but I’m afraid it will start to smell in there. Plus, it’s really heavy and nobody is going to want to haul it upstairs into the bedroom!

There was kind of a huge rigmarole involving this fridge for the first 48 hrs. Let’s just say, 10,000 spiders & beetles, egg sacs, a blackwidow, a whole can of RAID, asbestos, hissing tubes, and compressed frothy white oil all over the garage floor. It was really scary for a hot minute!

Even though it is shorter than I am and has had some heavy stuff removed from its guts, it’s still really heavy, and it will be interesting to move this thing around in the next 2 weeks!!!

9 Comments on “Our New Fridge is In our Bathroom”

  • Hezzywoo


    Ah, you should paint it pink like the fridge on your website!!

  • Ku


    First of all this is awesome!

    Second if you are going to keep it, might as well make it useful for the bathroom. Put little boxes and organize extra towls or soaps or something.

    I think this will make an awesome display for the fair. If you could paint it pink, I’d go for it. Something really retro. Like Cadillac pink. πŸ˜€

    • I would love to really fix it up and paint it eventually (if we keep it) but I don’t think I have time before the craft show to do that, unfortch!!!

  • Howie


    The former occupants of that awesome fridge gave new vivid meaning to “Fridge Critters”! πŸ˜‰

    • HAHAHAH!!! Um…yeah, I think you’re fridge critters were much CUTER than these!!!

  • ginger


    Heidi, from mypapercrane.com, recently blogged about gutting a vintage fridge to use for storage. I think her hubby did the renovations- maybe she could be helpful on how to if you wanted to keep it around.

  • Lingy


    If it’s still being really smelly, you could sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom and close the door for a good while.
    I had to deodorize the fridge in my photo class once (and it was super gross and slimy) so I did a super scrubbing session and lined the bottom with green tea and baking soda.
    The green tea works to suck up and cover any odors the baking soda misses.

    • Twinkie Chan


      Ah yes, I just got a box of baking soda to stick in there!!! The green tea sounds delightful, too. Thanks for the tip!

      • Lingy


        No problem.
        Fighters of smelly vintage fridges must unite!

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