No time for sewing, but I think I am starting to see a light at the end of our tunnel. Now that the horrible tenants are finally out we have been spending any available time trying to put the apartment back into rent-able condition. We went into this particular rental a little naive I think. They were our 3rd tenants in this apartment and the family we had before them were wonderful. These people wanted to move in even before we had a chance to clean. They said they would clean it themselves and wanted to move in immediately. We were just happy to have it rented so soon. There was some older wallpaper and they asked if they could change it. DH said simply "sure" not thinking that they would do something outrageous. I mean, it isn't their property. They allowed their teenage daughter to paint her bedroom HOT pink (notice the overpaint on the outlet) with primary red accents around the windows and doors (notice the overpaint on the switch by the door). Those colors don't even go together. I thought I had taken a picture, but evidently even my camera must have been offended. Not only were the colors horrible, but they did an ATROCIOUS job with the work. The woodwork was stained, but we had to paint it because they slopped so much paint it couldn't be cleaned off. Then, for the coup de gras, there were 4 bright colored rectangles in a grid, probably 12" by 18" each, in bright
purple, yellow, orange and green with the playboy bunny symbol painted in the center of each of them. It took 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of paint and another coat of paint ragged over that and I can still see the outline of those tacky bunnies. This is what it looks like now, after 3 solid days of both DH and I painting. Big improvement. Big exhaustion.