I think that stoves must be slowly getting wider and wider – by mere millimeters. Case in point: When we bought our last stove, it barely squeezed in its spot. We had to remove the bit of baseboard in order to move it. Whenever I needed to open the bottom drawer, I’d either need to shove it way over to the right (I guess it moved around over time?) or remove the baseboard piece.
Well, with this new stove, there was absolutely no wiggle room. If the baseboard was on the wall, the drawer couldn’t open at all. We decided to just leave it off, but man – was it ugly.
I did some bad Lauren-ing. Thank goodness for the bits and bobs in the basement. It took a lot of sawing and some terrible chiseling, but I made some pieces that fit into the floor. Then I took a thin piece of fiberboard and cut a faux ‘baseboard’. I painted it white, but not well. I only had ceiling spray paint, which doesn’t spray correctly when you aim it down. Oh, well.
As is my family’s motto: Good enough for who it’s for.