Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We are the Proud Owners of THE UGLIEST CARPET EVER!

The carpet to end all carpet, being installed.
The $8 bowls in desperate need of an oily drink.

Carpet from the bedrooms - chook house insulation
The photo really doesn't do the true fugly nature of the carpet any favours, it really tones it down. Somewhere there is an RSL sadly lamenting the carpet someone stole and gave to us. A spent the afternoon putting it down in the strangest rumpus room ever. It makes it look much better, despite the frighteningly ugly overtures. We are planning to accessorise with the ugliest sofa bed ever, bought at Kingston tip shop in perfect condition (it's so ugly no one would go near it) and the worst curtains in this hemisphere (and quite possibly the entire universe). We decided to make the most of these unimaginably hideous furnishings by putting them all together. WAIT TIL YOU SEE IT! In The Castle they had the 'Pool Room', at our place we have THE UGLY ROOM!

On a far less garish note, I found three myrtle, rough edged bowls at vinnies for the grand total of $8. I spent a good half hour wiping them clean because they had something very sticky on them. I suspect the previous owner over oiled them with the wrong oil and then they gathered dust. I used copious amounts of eucalyptus oil to remove the black sticky layer and then equally copious quantities of eco friendly detergent to get the oil off. The grain of the wood is gorgeous, and once they get some more oil on them they're gonna be beautiful!


  1. Those bowls do look awesome! Post an after shot plz.

    Also moar photos of everything! I want to see bedrooms, kitchens, lounge rooms - no privacy! Total exposure.


  2. Lucky chooks to benifit from your ugly carpet. Great way to recycle. I cannot wait to see pictures of the final result of the worlds ugliest rumpus room. Good thing though if there room is ugly to start with at least you'll never have to worry about the kids making a mess lol

  3. looks like your busy since arriving! Those bowls are gorgeous, I saw a tutorial on using beeswax to shine up wooden bowls, worked really well.

  4. Oooooh! Where do I get beeswax from?

  5. Those bowls were a good find. Love opshop/tipshop gems. You should be able to buy beeswax from any eco/hippie/healthy kind of place. If not, I have a big blob here you can use.

    The Ugly Room sounds great. We have scored a house full of soon to be replaced carpet via Freecycle, and I have accepted it sight unseen, so who knows, we might be able to put up some competition.

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