Archive for October, 2010

Inspection Day

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Main

It’s been sometime since we last saw the apartment that we committed to buying. We’ve been thinking about layouts, furniture placement, but with no blueprints and hazy memories, it’s been at best a stab in the dark. Suffice to say, we were plenty excited and really looking forward to this final inspection day.

Here are shots of the house, one week before we collect the keys. It’s become apparent that the current owners are not neat freaks…

You can’t really tell from the photos, but this is not a house that I’d walk around barefoot in. Still, nothing a ton of bleach or Dettol wouldn’t solve…

Cute, but it’s going to be among the first few things I tear down and throw out. Likewise for the glittery “Fu” in the first photo.


Hello World!

Posted: October 19, 2010 in Main

Welcome to Snailmeat and Stiletto’s little corner of the world, or what will eventually be our grey prison in District 19.

We’re starting this blog to document the progress of our home renovations. Having enjoyed the wealth of knowledge and inspiration that is Apartment Therapy, Renotalk and, we figured it was only right that we contributed our renovation experience as well.

Here’s to a somewhat dusty and noisy future, I’m crossing my fingers and hoping it’s going to be as painless as it can be…