Guest Post: House Rules – Leighton And Carly Score Their House
Again a big thanks to Annajjj for the recaps on House Rules and last night it was another house reveal. Here is what she had to say:
SA house reveal tonight then a new couple is given the opportunity to R&R while their house is renovated by everyone else. Hoping it is Michelle and Kel as they both look in desperate need of a break.
We start off where we left off last week, with Kel still in the backyard and he’s really having trouble motivating himself. Nick comes out to see what he’s doing, nothing, and although there is a friendly supportive pat, he then reports back that IHO Kel should just man up. Nice one Nickhead. Jemma suggests that maybe they should help Kel and Nick replies get stuffed and any lingering good feelings viewers had towards the boys just dried up and died. I have a heart, Jemma tells them slapping at her collarbone, but Chris insists that it is game time and they are not going to help anyone out.
Cut back to Kel wiping away more tears and possibly in need of a saline transfusion by now. Barry Jnr comes out to give him one of his special motivating speeches and they share the world’s most awkward hug. Just thinking about the kids Kel admits and Barry has a dog so he can relate.
Was that Jane doing something grinding and hard?
Leighton and Reece have passed Couples Camp and are allowed to go home as long as they complete the kiss test. Done.
Seamy have made a manhole and everyone is using it including vile Nick who slips slightly and bangs a ladder against Sean’s wall. I almost died he declares dramatically and sooky Sean is just worried about a scratch when a bit of crayon (crayon?) will fix that right up. Um Nick you do know they are scoring you guys in the next few weeks. If you really want to play the game it is not a good idea to piss off Seamy (and the rest of Australia).
Kel still sitting outside and c’monnn Kel, time is ticking away…. so Michelle gets their son on the phone in an effort to motivate him and Kel dissolves completely. Then miraculously he transforms, T-1000 style one blob at a time, and marches back into the house to complete his zone.
Plinth developed wallpaper confidence after the last reno and he is ready to go again but first, a disaster. The bucket and glue stirring stick have disappeared and what on earth will they do now? Jane suspects sabotage but she can’t really think angelic Seamy have anything to do with it. Plinth is forced to use a scraper to mix his glue. Seriously. Because there are no sticks. In all of Adelaide. Anywhere.
We are told teams are struggling but then again we are always told teams are struggling so no one is really that worried.
Team Plinth are now sieving their glue to get the lumps out. Words fail me.
Across to Leighton and Reece and they are packing up enormous suitcases with the only outfits we’ve seen them in all week and heading home.
Dramatic Voice Over advises that Michelle and Kel are falling further behind. Barry Jnr shoves the Biggest Arsehole trophy into Nick’s open arms and heads off to help Kel out. Kel is hugely grateful of course but warns Barry not to get paint on the carpet. Needless to say Barry immediately spills a big blob of paint on the carpet. Noooooo! He asks if there is any water to clean it but unfortunately Adelaide is suffering a sandstone, stick and water shortage this week so the answer is no. Kel can’t get mad and he can’t break again so he goes with the only option open to him and keeps working.
Sean gets down on all fours to be a step ladder for Amy and mate there’s such a thing as being too accommodating.
One hour to go, Jo arrives and does the usual annoying thing of telling everyone they are running out of time. She is largely ignored. Michelle has a real artist coming to the house to hang his real art work and apparently only rich people do that. The water feature gets switched on and everyone gets off the couch for a quick loo break.
The bathroom taps are wrong so Nick takes off to go get some more. Quick math, 9 minutes to go there 9 minutes to get back and no minutes to shop but in TV land that’s a bit like shopping with Absolutely No Money. It can definitely be done. Drive carefully Nick.
Jemma goes off to steal flowers from the neighbours. It’s not her neighbourhood so who cares if she uproots someone’s prize winning orchids.
Horn blows – time is up! So who failed to finish? Oh it’s just the unfinished painting in the spare room so not really the mega crisis Voice Over promised.
Ad for the new season of Marry My Son and if the mums are anything like last time this should be well worth a look.
Back in Adelaide. The judges enter and is Wendy pregnant? Cos if not that’s a very unflattering dress.
So. Water feature. Wendy struggles to find a positive comment and Joe thinks it is a bit corny although at least guests will know it’s the entrance. Yes because without a water feature people coming in through the front door might think they accidently entered the house via the manhole. Moving into the guest room and hey that art work looks good. Judges don’t like the room though, they find left over carpet in the wardrobe and there is a lot of clash going on with the bedhead and bed linen. Mood board fail.
Into the kitchen and somehow the white flowers have moved themselves along the bench and turned bright pink and we get a quick recap of the stone bench top drama. We’re doing a zone at a time so averting their eyes from the rest of the space the judges’ hurry towards the linen cupboard where the mystery of the free red cushions is solved. Then back into the living room which looks pretty small. Joe uses the word plonked and decides he likes it so much he uses it another three times. Plonker. They go into the bathroom and think it is good but the taps are old fashioned.
Master bedroom plus two little zones are up next. Laundry is concealed and good, study gets a minor criticism. Bedroom is overdressed. Joe can’t quite come to grips with the WIR and does a weird little rabbit impersonation. Except rabbits don’t walk like robotic zombies Joe. Judges are impressed with the bathroom and the sliding mirror window.
Teams arrive back at home base for the verdicts.
Team Plinth: Judges loved the laundry, bedroom is overdressed. 6 and 6
Jemma and Barry: LED lighting is too harsh, liked pull-out pantry and bench tops. 8 and 8
Seamy: WIR is a warren and entry door all wrong. Bath is good, sliding mirror is fantastic 8 and 7.
Michelle and Kel: Water feature didn’t work, guestroom lacked a theme, paint job poor, linen didn’t go with the bed and how are they still smiling after that beat up? 6 and 5
Spawn of Satan: Great basin, stupid taps. Excellent orange cushions. 5 and 5 and karma.
Homeowners Leighton and Reece arrive back home and immediately notice the front door entrance has moved. Fortunately there is a water feature to help orientate them.
First impressions and they think it is awesome. Michelle beams but not for long. In the guest room they notice the shabby paint job and Reece hates the rich people artwork. They try and work out who had this zone. There’s no ceiling mirror so they are fooled into thinking it must be someone other than Kel and Michelle.
Omigod their king sized bed is gone (some of us would have given a nod to their relationship and bought them matching single beds) which is upsetting and a disappointed Reece decides she hates pretty much everything in the bedroom. The hate extends to the weird wardrobe although they seem to like the ensuite.
Kitchen next and they really love it. Spot on. They like the lounge but not the orange cushions. There are red ones in the hall cupboard Reece. Bathroom is ok, a bit dark and the taps are no good.
The next ad break completely spoils the ending of the program by telling us Seamy are up next but we’ve come to expect nothing less from Channel 7 programmers by now.
Scores from Reece and Leighton:
Seamy: Beautiful bathroom and claustrophobic wardrobe – 5
M&K: They liked the water feature and the guest bedroom. Score – 6 and again pretty low scores for stuff they profess to really like.
J&P: Score of 4 because everything was just awful after the bed got downsized.
J&B: Loved the kitchen and the bench so they get a 7
Boys: Leighton loves the family room and they also get a 7.
Leader board shows Jane and Plinth are next in the tent. Cry time says Jane. Suck it up babe.
Welcome to Queensland, home of mozzies, mud and floods and indeed it has been raining here solidly all day today. Voiceover declares that two teams won’t finish but yeah you told us that last time so were not buying it. Quick preview and Seamy are so adorable it is no surprise that they absolutely love everything and are actually grateful. We are told the gardens are coming next. So Veronicali it looks like you were absolutely right!