At the beginning of the summer, my boyfriend and I made a big step and bought a house. A real "fixer-upper" as people like to call them. I took one look at the place and cringed. Immediately I knew we would have to rip out all of the carpeting. There was terrible wallpaper in every room in the house. Our entry way was painted Pepto Bismol pink (I think that's actually a Crayola color).
The whole thing seemed like a giant undertaking, and one that I am in no way qualified for. You give me a piece of furniture from IKEA, and I can follow the directions to put it together. But, renovating an entire house? There isn't a nice little sheet of paper with instructions in both Swedish and English that tells you what to do! You can't renovate an entire house using only an allen wrench!