I forget what I was searching for when I stumbled upon these old movie clips that we took of the HouseinProgress right before we closed on it. I think we took these during the day of the inspection while an architect friend of ours was giving us his opinion on the house.
Since I posted the After shots of this bathroom here and here recently, I had forgotten just how bad it was when we first saw it. What potential did we ever see in this place? Really? Because looking at this video, my first impulse is to run screaming in horror.
Here are some long forgotten still photos just in case you didn't catch all of that:
The moldy, laminate shower surround.
The metal shelving with all of the boxes and stuff being stored in there.
The textured, filthy vinyl floor over plywood.
The built-in buried under layers of brown paint. The wallpaper that covered the doors.
The water damaged ceilings.
The pink! How could I forget to point out the pink.
The closet where we found all sorts of mouse poop.
And this really crazy spackle job that attempted (poorly) to fix a hole in the wall. Not enough spackle? Just throw the bag in there! This was our first glimpse into how repairs had been handled in the past all over the house.
What were we thinking? Really? These photos just prove that we were completely out of our minds.