Filth and destruction

It is not an understatement for me to tell you that I am a little bit of a clean freak (you can comment if you want my dear friends, I own it). So, walking in to our rental after 11 years was a bit of a shock to me. This was NOT going to be a quick clean up and painting project. I walked through each room of the house remembering the charming little bachelor pad it once was and tried to imagine how long it would take to get this house back in shape. I quickly called in reinforcements because cleaning this place would not be for the faint of heart! Once we had the house cleaned, it was time to demo!

Monte decided we could not salvage the green and purple kitchen (his decorating decisions pre-KFab), the carpet HAD to go and the bathroom really needed a serious overhaul. We called in some friends and family and got right to work. By the time I arrived with pizza for lunch, all the carpet was gone, the kitchen was gutted and most of the bathroom. It was exciting but also terrifying. Now what?

We have done so much to our current home. Every room has been painted (some more than once) and we have added character and charm with cornices, moulding and trim and even planking a giant wall. But, now we were looking at holes in walls and no cupboards and a limited budget. We may have gotten in over our heads but there was no turning back at this point! True to character, Monte went straight to Lowe’s and I started planning a color scheme! Stay tuned, there is much more to come!

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