Posts Tagged ‘beige’
Buying a house is always an adventure. You inherit all the things the last owner couldn’t (or wouldn’t) take with him. In my house in LA our garage held plywood, moldings, and a random door. The owner had come back once before we moved in to get his ‘valuables’ out of the garage, but all we could figure he took was the stepladder and a few rags.
Here, the previous owners were meticulous. They left us a contact list with all the services they used – plumbers, animal control, handymen, you name it. They showed us a stack of operator manuals for every major appliance in the house and a few minor ones (the ceiling fans?) There were two rolls of spare carpeting in the garage, along with the (usual?) collection of plywood and such. They even left samples of the countertops with stickers from the manufacturer and the installer on the back!
But best of all, in the front hall closet was a stack of paint cans. Though unlabeled, they had the usual paint smudges on the lids. I was ecstatic! All of these things were found or pointed out to us after we bought the house. Who could ask for a more organized hand off???
All was well except for the wallpaper. And there was some serious bad juju with the wallpaper. Think floral with bright colors. And then add some floral. Wait, there aren’t any stripes . . . we can have floral stripes. Just to clarify, every time we peeled wallpaper we found we were not so much removing as excavating. In one spot we found four different layers each telling a tale of an era gone by and each more hideous than the layer on top.