Avani (avani) wrote,
Avani
avani

Flat Status

We've finished painting all our rooms now, and we have carpet in the living room and tiles in the kitchen. Bam!

Our hallway will make your eyes bleed.

All we really have left to install is the flooring and baseboards, which is a little obnoxious since P has to do a majority of that (would *you* trust me with a circular saw?).

Our cabinets are all pretty, and, more importantly, smooth. It took 3 bouts of sanding and 4 layers of polyurethane to get them to stop feeling like they'll give me splinters when I touch them, but I'm actively happy with how they look. The place really was shit when we got it. Now it is slightly less smelly shit. I mean, really, who puts doors up ( the door to the coat closet) without sanding the edges?! We've replaced most of the broken doorknobs now. Still to come is the broken toilet >_<. (Really, all of the bathroom... the cabinets in there are unbelievably shoddy and ugly. Its clear that the previous owner was a believer of "as little money as possible to keep the rent flowing").

In its defense, once we ripped out the dirty-gray rubber baseboards, the place looked at least 50% better. We'll probably get another major aesthetic improvement by covering the vinyl in the hallway with the underlayment for the wood.

Still, even staying within our 10k repair/furniture/appliance budget, we've managed to do alright. We need to buy a new oven and a microwave, at the very least. We'll probably put in a dishwasher before we sell, but I'm in no hurry. The stove actually works, despite being ancient, so that's on the secondary replacement list. I do want a gas stove, though, so it might drift over into the "Avani impulse buy" list :-P. (I've apparently decided that I cant stand fiberboard for anything weight-bearing... our next move is going to involve lots of heavy heavy things!)

Still to buy / move from Albuquerque: desk, some better form of compact guest bedding, coffee table, dvd-storage with doors (http://www.totallyfurniture.com/sei-ms2349.html), big dresser with mirror or armoire. (we have very very little storage at this place!)

Possibly: Bar, actual dressing table (basically a mirror with a little drawer and an accompanying bench).

Sometimes I wish I was a Sim. They get away with spending all their money on furniture :-)
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