I have to admit it was a record even for us, we got the keys on Monday and the demolition derby started last night…4 days of restraint…and on one of those days the keys were buried in a snow drift so we couldn’t get in, so there was that!
My first list of projects is basically to get us in the door. I don’t need a finished house (that’s going to take years,) but it does need a few immediate fixes to function comfortably, not perfect but usable.
So I have spent the week looking for contractors to fix the immediate problems that have come up. Firstly the water system, having spent 2 days cleaning the rust off the bath tub, shower and sinks its clear we need some sort of softener/filtration system. Next is a carpet, not sure how long the carpet in the house has been here, but since the dog came in a promptly peed on it, I feel its probably a long time so it has to go. Following on from that, a contractor to look at the floors, If we are going to make a whole lot of mess I would prefer it to be when the house is empty, and lastly a handy man to remove the ‘interesting’ design choices in the dining room… namely these monstrosities!
Yeah… with the black walls and the forest decor this room is totally rocking the Adams family vibe right now, also this piece of furniture take ups about one third of the room!
All was successful except for the handy man, couldn’t find one…either not available, not answering the phone, cant get here until February…the list went on, so last night whilst looking at flooring options we (Josh and Piglet) happened to accidentally tap it with a hammer…then this ensued.
It took 2 hours, (Should be noted – I was quoted by one company $1500 and 2 days work for this so we dodged a bullet there.) All was good with the exception of the slightly alarming wiring. This bar had disco lighting (yes you read correctly, the thing had disco lighting) and the power to it was slightly imaginative! Thank goodness Josh is good with electric as this was definitely not to code!
So! Now we don’t need a handy man! Yay saving money! The amount of wood used in the construction of that piece of furniture was obscene, here is a photo…
That is all ONE PIECE OF FURNITURE! What in Gods name were they thinking!?
Of course I couldn’t let the boys have all the fun, I spent the evening ripping the trim off from around doors which was a lovely combination of particle board cut offs and re purposed MDF base (skirting) boards. Also just for good measure I also pulled out the recessed entertainment system because you know…it was just plain ugly 🙂