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31 May, 2012

Reno post #30: Empty house, well, almost empty

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Home/reno|Multimedia experiments

I spent a very sweaty morning hauling some last things over to the apartment. The list included a wedding dress, a toolbox, toilet brush & holder, and cleaning supplies. You don’t get much more random and disorganized than that, do you? Some day I might even laugh about it.

While I was there I thought it might be interesting to post a quick walkthrough (this is MUCH shorter than the last one), right before demolition begins.

Next on our list: to decide upon the final colours of the exterior, and about a hundred other things.

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1 Response to "Reno post #30: Empty house, well, almost empty"

1 | Nadine

May 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm


oh that “Beatrix Potter-style” border in the blue and green kid bedroom is too adorable to remove! you should keep a little piece of it for framing or as a momento if you are planning to take it down.
Just imagine how exciting it will be to return to “a different” home when all is over…We are doing renos as well right now and I almost always wish that I was staying somewhere else with all the noise and that mess !

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