Friday, 12 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Most people when they leave for a wedding expect to come home to a house with all the walls and their stuff where they left it. So while I was busy partying with the beautiful couple my
builders were busy partying with El Sledgehammer.
The beautiful couple:
My not so beautiful house:
Quite obviously we're not most people.
Not sure how happy I am missing a whole wall to myself, but as long as the local foxes don't have rabies and stay off the couch I guess it's ok.
Ps. Just a side note to say that I had the best time ever in New Orleans and am so happy for my brother (Mr. This Old House) and his lovely bride. Now they just need to come over and visit me. : (
Monday, 8 June 2009
Unfortunately my lovely furniture does not go with baby sh*t brown so it all had to go....the carpet, cupboards, the randome shelf covering the chimney, the shelf that actually wasn't attached to the wall, the ceiling...anything that was there when we moved in really. I've never felt such hatred towards paint before.
Just a note of apology to anyone on the buses that stop right outside my house. I'm sorry we don't have curtains and you might occassionally see more than you want to. But you're the sicko looking in...you get what you ask for.
Friday, 5 June 2009
Now I will be the first to say that I couldn't stand the show when I was forced to watch it, but somehow somewhere the TOH gods were putting all that renovation goodness into my head. Now I'm not saying that I know how to use a router, but I have been known to put shingles onto a treehouse with a mean staple gun. So I'm hoping that all my complaining won't stop a little Bob Villa and Norm Abram magic rubbing off on this project.
So now you've seen the lovely "before" pictures of our house and our promise to do nothing to it for a while. But we had grand plans and Dom's friend moving into our spare room. So there was nothing for it, but to buy an industrial grade wallpaper stripper, rip out the carpet and commit general mayhem on the cupboards and other fittings. Just a reminder here's how it looks before we got the tools out.
I can honestly say that I've never had more fun destroying this room and whoever built these cupboards should never EVER be allowed to lift a tool again. The worst part is that as soon as you start you can't really stop.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Here's a brief look at what we left behind....