Entries Tagged as 'Window Coverings'

Hanging By a Thread

October 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rods, finials, and hooks are now passé when it comes to hanging window treatments in 2014.  The hot new trend this season is using wire or rope to hang your drapes and curtains.

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Here’s another view.  Tres chic.

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And to really go all out, tie knots in the curtains to combine two hot trends: knotted curtains and hanging by wire!!

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes

Well Balanced

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Perfectly stacked.

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Black fabric vertical blinds were all the rage back then.

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So too was covering your computer and printer with plastic.

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The kitchen.

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Fine dining.

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Accordion folding doors separate the dining room from the family room.

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Grandma rolls her own doobies!!  Zig-Zag cigarette wrapping paper box (lower right of photo).

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Now why didn’t I think of that?!  Stacked nightstand tables!  Clever.

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Grandma's House

Humble Humboldt Home

October 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Not quite finished home for sale in Humboldt, Arizona.  Drywall missing from the walls and ceiling.  This is the kitchen.

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Cabinet doors are missing but there are stainless steel appliances.

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Another view of the kitchen.

fixer-upper not finished completed drywall missing from ceiling walls kitchen Humboldt Arizona home house for sale photo

The dining room.  Imagine hosting dinner parties here with friends under the glow of the chandelier.

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The bathroom toilet is the same one used on the International Space Station?  The can of ant & roach killer doesn’t instill confidence.

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This is the master bedroom upstairs.  At least the drywall was installed.

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This place has ants and roaches and now flies too.

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This is the master bathroom.

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This is the view looking down the stairs.  Plenty of shelves and wall space to display your knick knacks.

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Downstairs again to the living room, the only room with painted drywall.

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Bonus room!

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage

Red Velvet Wallpaper

October 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you to our reader Michael for sending us these delightful photos of a San Diego, California home.

Red velvet wallpaper!!  Go ahead and touch it.  It’s fuzzy.

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Same wallpaper in a very cluttered bedroom.

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The couch is on blocks of wood.

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The drapes and valances match but the furniture does not.

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A knotted curtain!  Ugh.

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It looks like a dog wearing a sweater standing on its hind legs.

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The sellers take their grooming seriously.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Inspirational Message For October

October 1st, 2014 · 5 Comments

“The ornaments of a house are the friends who frequent it” - Emerson

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

The Haves & Have Knots

September 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Please make it stop.  I can knot take it any more.

Five knots!

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Four knots!

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Three knots!

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Two knots!

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One knot is still one too many.

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Back up to two knots?  Noooooo!

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Back to only one knot.  My blood pressure is dropping.

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Why can’t curtains look like this?  No knots.  Simple strip of fabric holding it in place.  Thank you.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Tempe, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Make It Stop

Matching Bedspread & Drapes

September 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pure delight.  A round mattress too.

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Tags: Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Our 8,000th Blog Post!!

September 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This is UglyHousePhotos.com’s 8,000th post!  So we might as well make it a doozy.

Gotta love that huge stain on the mattress!

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By the way, it’s a short sale.  Graffiti on the wall.

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If only Tinkerbell would wave her wand and clean this house.

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You can really say that there’s everything out there including the kitchen sink.  Two sinks, actually.

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Should we give them props for propping up the fence?

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fence or Wall · Graffiti

Pampas Grass Plumes!!

September 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s making a comeback in home décor!  Dyed pampas grass plumes!  [Fort Morgan, Colorado]

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The arrows are pointing downward.

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It’s okay, the lace curtains aren’t knotted.

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Visual distractions everywhere!

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There is storage under the waterbed.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Other US Cities · Weapons & Firearms

Kids Should Be In School, Not At Home

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

We don’t want to see children in real estate photos.

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At least he’s not watching TV.

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Waiting for the school bus?

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On today’s after school TV special:  Why Mommy’s House Won’t Sell.

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Mom is telling her kids to get up and go outside.

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Tags: Staging · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · People In Photos