Guest Post: House Rules – The Teams Return Home
Annajjj’s recap again is hilarious. Over to Annajjj:
After the epic two hour episodes we’ve had recently tonight feels like it only just got started before it ends. Teams travel home to fix up their most hated rooms and surprisingly only two zones were the ones that Snow Whites worked on.
The ‘rules’ are revealed and they are:
Choose one zone – no surprises there
Impress with a unique vision
Reflect your style
$5K for the budgets. Finally!
24 hours to complete and also the stupid final rule which isn’t on here..
Teams have to stay together at all times
Unsurprisingly Mads and Lloyd cannot wait to tear off their potato sack feature ceiling. Their zone is the bedroom, WIR and deck. Adz and Lisa also want to get rid of Brooke and Grant in the guest bedroom. They are removing the awful ‘pops of colour’ wallpaper as well as fixing up their laundry.
The Cappers are redoing their bedroom and WIR, so Gapper will probably lose his only drawer, and Team Bomb are fixing up the kitchen, dining and Kaitlin’s room except really just the kitchen and dining. Ryandy can’t work out which zone to tackle and spend two hours debating. C’mon gice, surely this should have been decided on the trip home.
Team Bomb need to sort out the awful splashback and, since removing it will wreck the wall, they decide to tile over it. There is a special product for priming the glass which Bomber tells us takes a very long time to dry and in the same breath says he hopes it will dry quickly as they haven’t got much time.
Carole’s chandelier has nasty pink bits so they will have to go shopping again tomorrow. Note that Carole gets no grief for this error unlike Gapper who gets murdered later in the episode for his mistake.
Out at the shops Bomber is pointing out tile choices but Mel is in a very bad mood and just hates everything including Bomber. Finally she agrees to a bright blue pattern and tells us it is very junk shop chic. No it’s not.
Ryandy are off on a four hour round trip to buy furniture and Mads and Lloyd are out buying plants. The Cappers are going quite well at this stage. Their enormous Balinese bed-head is being fitted into place. Its a doorway to heaven Carole says and is so delighted by this phrase she repeats it several times. It looks impressive but personally I don’t like the idea of having a doorway at the top of my head when I’m sleeping.
Out in Gosford, or where ever they ended up, Candy has given up making any shopping decisions. Ryan refuses to listen to her on anything anyway and is choosing just stuff he likes including a giant arty framed poster. He carefully loads it onto the back of the truck where Candy gives it a quick sneaky thump and successfully cracks it.
Team Bomb are upcycling (drink!) some wormy old pieces of wood to make display shelves for more of their crap. Obviously the pressure is getting to Mel and she is feeling stroppy. I can’t blame her but I’m fast losing the Mel-love.
Night time and Mads and Lloyd are busy stripping sex-and-the-city wallpaper off the WIR. In Perth Gapper has painted directly onto the glass laundry doors and the paint starts peeling off. Gapper then has to pull it all off while Carole stands watching in disgust. ‘We haven’t got time to make mistakes’ she snaps. Apparently we do have time to stand around complaining though.
Ryan gets rid of the horrible light fitting and replaces it with an equally horrible light fitting. Adam does his trademark cartoon hyuk hyuk laugh.
The following morning it looks like some of the guys have been up all night. Ryan’s eyes are practically falling out of his head as he tries to hang the wallpaper. Maddi and Lloyd are busy decorating the deck and is that a fake grass rug going down? The judges won’t like that. Reveal tomorrow.