Wednesday, July 27, 2011
And... we own a house
Yes, we own a house. Picked up the keys at 4.30pm. Bought celebratory wine and treats, dumped them at the rental home then my son and I shot straight to the new house. By 5.15pm when my partner arrived we had already pulled down the net curtains (design crime), emptied the letterbox of 6 months of mouldy junk mail and lifted 50 square metres of vinyl. Tasty. Back tomorrow to remove the vertical blinds (some people are racist, some are sexist. I hope I'm neither, but I'll admit to being an unrepentant blindist.) and some gorgeous jarrah shelves that are currently affixed to a brick half-wall that is soon going to heaven.
Pictured above is a before shot of the hallway flooring. Oh and that is also an after shot. That is one of the few things that won't be changing. Interwebland may be awash with fools on renovation forums swapping tips on how to lift that particular type of flooring but I'll have none of it. I know what I like and I know what I loathe and that flooring is firmly affixed to my like list.
Let the fun begin.