Ok Boys and Girls, gather round for Round 2 of the Fiasco Fixing Fab 5. This weeks lucky victim is Jeff Toale, a 45 year old Postal Worker who hasn't gone POSTAL!!! Just Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated. With the help of our heroes' he will be straighten up and his den of iniquity will be spruced into a rustic leather lounge.
Act 1...THE INVASION!!! the guys come into the dwelling of Jeff and Corrine(his wife), and daughter Christina, and are amazed with the wildlife hanging around. This is caused by two reasons, Reason 1. He is a taxidermist. Reason 2. They have waaaayyyy toooo many dried plants for the critters to hide amongst. Some quick internal landscaping solves the problem and a side effect is the black leather furniture is booted in the process. Kyan freaks over a clean toilet!! Carson attacks the closet and finds a thunderstorm in there... oops!! sorry, was mistaken by all the Gray clothes in there, just looked like storm clouds. Cleaning out left lots of room for new clothes. Especially when the Fish shirt swam away. They did ruin the minature golf course in the front yard when they moved the windmill from hole 16 to the neighbors yard. Ahh the price of being fashionably correct now-a-days. The makeover is prep for an end of summer cookout with people since they are tired of the animals hanging around the house being wallflowers. Not a talkative herd at all.
Act 2... Shopping!!! With Christina in tow, we go off to town with the redo crew.
First stop Thom at Thomasville for a new sofa. You can't order them out of a catalog folks, you have to go test drive them and test drive they did. Also picked up was a leather patchwork chair for quilting Corrine to use.
Second stop Orvis-fly fishing affecianado store. Going for the rustic casual look in blazers, sports coats and slacks and jeans. Almost a Norman Rockwell casual.
Third stop Panico-a salon. The defining moment of change. Lopping off a foot of hair, and beard. The painfull part.... taking the moustache off that he had for 31 years.
Transformation complete, He looked like Tom Selleck when he modelled in the 70's, now he looks like Richard Chamberlain with the new cut.
Fourth stop The American Woodcarving Association. A gift from Jai is one months free carving lessons for taking His hobby to new levels.
Back at the homestead we get to see the fruits of Thom's labor as the Den goes from cluttered mess to Formal Rustic with a new paint job and molding. A door to separate the room from the dining room helps to define the space. Ted shows him how to do the Jungle Mail as they prepare Salmon in Banana Leaf Envelopes for him to deliver to the guests, lets hope he doesn't take "Snail Mail" seriously and have dinner three weeks late!! Wife and son come in and Love the place!!! She loves the new Jeff, that he does have an upper lip, and it makes her squirmy enough that she promises to make him "Mr. Lucky" later on. There goes the sheets!!! The party is a hit, except for the plastic plates, glasses, and forks. Must be their idea of a picnic without the park. Another job well done by our Five!!!