I know I was whining about the home stager yesterday and am still not 100% happy but I am coming to terms with all the ideas and what needs to be done. Dh however is still very stressed at getting all the jobs done in time. I do think it will all be completed in time it's just going to be work, work, work until the house is ready to put on the market.
The very first sentence of the Home Staging book she left say:
"Staging is always less then the first price reduction."
That is oh so true. The one reason we need to stage this house as we have a country property and it's not as easy to sell a country property. At one time you had to bargain on having your house on the market for up to a year or two. We're hoping it will be on the market three months at the most with having this lady stage our house. She seems confident it will be sold in that time frame.
I did go out on Tuesday and look around a couple of stores for things I need to purchase, but other than the paint for the stairs I got nothing. However dd called and we talked through everything we need and she is going to lend me her Sophie Conran Portmeirion white pieces so that will be good.
We need to purchase a dining room set as we are making the "parlour" into a formal dining room. I found a set on Kijiji that I am going to follow up on. It's on for $250, has nice lines and will fit the period of the house fine, but hoping to only pay $150 at the most for it.
Our kitchen table is 8 feet long and too big for the room, but suits us fine and I want to take it with us when we move. So have spoken to the people who did our kitchen and they think they can cut it down and use what they cut out to make leaves in the table. We also need 16 feet of custom baseboard/skirting board made for the parlour/dining room, as some is missing, so they are making that also.
We fortunately have nice art work, so that isn't an issue. Everyone who has been through the house these past few days have commented on that and the lights in the kitchen.
We are on tiling the back splash, as as soon as that is done and I have re-painted the bloody kitchen walls again I will take photos of it all finished.
So that is where we are at, at the moment with the house prep.