If a picture says a 1000 words, your head will spin at this post....A visual tour of Mellywood's Mansion, if you're weak of heart, please avert your eyes. These pictures have not be edited to protect the guilty and I leave them like this so you have a clear understanding of what my challenge is.
So without further ado, I present, Mellywood's Mansion:
Firstly the boys room, no storage space for two high school aged boys. Note the
Next up, Elizabeth's room, probably the best in the house, love the broken, blue verticals, and while the furniture is ok, there is no personality in the room and those love hearts are not likely to take her into her tweens.
If life in a pink room disturbs him, I'm not sure what sleeping with the word Ax above his head will mean, we're currently saving for therapy, he may need it!
Moving right along, the kids bathroom, it's shabby and those blue tiles, I mean why? Why would you purposely put these tiles in your house. They show every spec of dirt and are as slippery as all heck.
The carpet, the true horror, bright royal blue carpet, reflecting off the living room walls. The red and yellow plastic gates belong to the playpen. It helps make the place look like a McDonald's playground.
Archways, the house is built around these arches, I'm pretty sure the builders of this 70's house were on a trip and thought they were building a time warp.
The Kitchen, please note the grayish blue laminate cabinets with the complimentary faux wood panels. Now I know gray happens to be "in" at the moment, but I'm pretty sure this shade is not high on anybody's list.
We also find more time tunnels in here
The Hall, in the bright morning light, this is as bright as it gets and we still have the grey/blue lifeless walls and blue trim.
So you may ask, why did you buy the place in the first place and why haven't you fixed it yet?
Here are the reasons:
- It was cheap!
- It was empty so I didn't really see the issues I would face when trying to put the room together.
- The only time I was able to see what the house looked like, due to work commitments, was at night. Therefore the light issues weren't a consideration.
- I worked 9 hours a day, then spent a further 2 hours travelling to and from, another hour per day doing the drop off and pick up of the kids so a house where we basically only ate, slept and promptly left, didn't really require too much attention.
Now I'm back home, with two more babies and I can't stand it any longer!!
Stay tuned for the starting point
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