Guest Post: House Rules – And Another Team Goes And There Were No Tears
Another team has been eliminated and Annajjj tells us how it went down:
It’s reveal night on the 24 hour renovation fix up. There are just under four hours to go when we join the teams and they are all working hard. Ryan’s wallpapering is finished and as usual he’s pretty bloody impressed with himself. He and Candy then head off shopping so Ryan can choose their living room rug. It’s pretty loud.
Team Bomb are apparently keeping things simple which loosely translates to ‘we haven’t done much’. Moved the dining table into Kaitlin’s room, bought a new one, new tiles and some shelving. That’s about it really. They do take the glass table top to be resized and are asked if it is ‘toughened glass’. Bomber doesn’t know but viewers do. It has been ‘toughened’ and we get an ad break but no glass break. Luckily the glass cutter guy can sell them an off-cut. Bet it’s not toughened though and shouldn’t it be?
Lisa and Adam head out for some last minute shopping, get stuck in traffic and dearie dearie me says Adz. Really? Fuckity fuck fuck would be my reaction. BTW McFlurry is noticeably absent tonight. She’s usually around at about this point to tell one unlucky team the various ways they’ve stuffed up.
Maddi and Lloyd head out to buy more plants; their idea seems to be to cover as much of the deck as possible in foliage and maybe the judges won’t notice the bug infused paint. The Cappers are having little fights but no one takes any notice anymore.
Time is up! Everyone is tired but relieved. They head back to HomeBase where some of them arrive in slo-mo. Jo is channeling Farrah Fawcett circa 1970 but it’s better than the Margaret Thatcher-do she had last time. Everyone is nervous. “If I go home just when the Candy’s there I’ll be gutted” says Gapper. Candy looks freaked out.
Judges arrive first in Melbourne at Adam and Lisa’s house. Negative Joe doesn’t like the laundry; ‘it’s so so’ he declares and Wendy wonders if it’s a big enough change. FFS are you kidding? It was totally awful before. Joe thinks the hallway is drab and the guest room is not a show stopper. Wendy thinks they’ve chosen the wrong zone. Hang on shouldn’t they choose the one they like least rather than the one you like least?
Next up it’s Ryan’s house and Ryan’s big entry print meets with judges approval. Into Ryan’s study and Wendy’s face falls dramatically. (Wonder if she’s practiced this expression in the mirror.) It’s disappointing to both judges as not much has changed. Off into Ryan’s brightly coloured living room and Wendy thinks it is cohesive. I think it is seizure inducing. Joe can’t get around in that assortment of pants and then cast judgement on others people’s colour choices, so he is forced to love it.
Not much is said about the Capper’s makeover. Both judges like the bedroom but notice the shabby paint job on the laundry doors. How hard would it have been to just replace these?
The judges arrive in Townsville and the less said about Joe’s pants the better. Both Joe and Wendy like the bedroom but let’s face it, anything bar possum poo flung on the walls would have been an improvement. Onto the deck and they like it and the dog rug isn’t even mentioned.
Finally over to Team Bomb to see their junkshopchic which consists of New glass top, New tiles, New dining table and upcycled (Drink!) shelves. Judges are impressed with the last bit as it’s very junkshopchic and why does everyone say this like it’s one word? Or even a real thing? The engine desk and assorted chairs look ridiculously out of place in Kaitlin’s room.
Wendy and Joe arrive at HomeBase. It’s Judgement Time.
Cappers: 7 & 7 and Carole is bitterly disappointed.
Ryan and Ryan’s girlfriend: 7 & 8
Maddi and Lloyd: 7 & 8
Lisadz: 6 & 6
Team Bomb: 5 & 5 & going (staying??) hoooome! Except not straight away as we have to wait for Jo to add it all up then add it to the existing scores then reveal the total scores then Team Bomb are going hoooome! Bye gice, not very sorry to see you go although Mel was good value in the beginning. But if the stories about your house are true then you don’t deserve to win anyway.
The leaderboard is wiped clean again and next up is the gardens and exteriors. At the end of this one team is going home and shouldn’t that be two teams? Otherwise we will have three teams in the finals. Unless there are more surprises in store?