Entries Tagged as 'Faux Paint & Murals'

Pot Stickers

August 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The seller painted marijuana leaves on the bedroom wall, hoping to sell to the highest bidder.

Pot leaves. And what happened to the ceiling?

They grew pot in the bathroom too. Plus some mold and mildew?

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Mold & Mildew · Paint · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Comfortable Living

August 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to our reader Kelly for sending these Montrose, Pennsylvania house photos.

Netflix and smoke.

Bedroom 1 with knotted curtain.

Bedroom 2 with painted-on handprints.

Bedroom 3 where the nightmare before Christmas arrived early.

Bedroom 4.

Cluttered bathroom with painted-on handprints.

The kitchen’s not so bad.

Bonus room.

Home office.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Window Coverings

No Bare Walls

August 4th, 2017 · 2 Comments

People complained about boring white walls. Then they complained about bland tan walls. So here are some new options.

Exposed brick!

Polka dots!


Fake mold and mildew!

Brown smears in a bathroom is not a good look.

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Pride of Ownership

August 3rd, 2017 · 4 Comments

The sellers are hoping new buyers will love and respect their home as much as they did.

They installed a new jetted tub.

Buyers will like the tall ceiling too.

Vintage wallpaper.

Built-in shelves plus a desk complete this room.

Gourmet kitchen.

Great view out the kitchen window.

Built-in pantry too.

Formal dining room.

Living room with custom paint.

Cozy fireplace.


The basement can sleep several guests. Mattresses already provided.

Enclosed front porch for extra square footage.

Here’s another view of the enclosed front porch.

The back of the house.

The sellers really cared for this house.

There’s also a guest house!

Fully furnished guest house.

Kitchenette too!

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper

Inspirational Message For August

August 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments

In dreams we enter a world that’s entirely our own.


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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes

Delaware Delight

July 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Harrington, Delaware home left an impression on our reader Sarah. Was it the right impression?


Careful going up those stairs!


Bright paint color or wallpaper border won’t make up for the other flaws.


Quality ventilation system.


Double wallpaper borders and sponge paint. Are you green with envy?


Getting any inspirations for your own house?


Watch your step.


Was the plumbing installed by a licensed contractor?


Orange you going to write an offer to buy this house?


Buyers are deciding about the de-siding.


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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Safety Issue · Siding · Wallpaper

Home Office

July 2nd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Our reader Sarah wants to know why there are office chairs at this Wilmington, Delaware home. With laminate flooring, they probably roll around very well. Let’s hold a staff meeting and ask the cat if he knows.


Same house, different room. With a view of the ocean.


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Tags: Dining Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging

Psychedelic Kitchen

June 7th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Groovy kitchen from a very imaginative seller.


Bonus points for creativity.


Pink dolphins. Who knew?


The likelihood is that the new owner will tear down the kitchen and artwork plus the archway and outdated Saltillo tile floors.


When I bought my house nearly 22 years ago, there were interesting drawings inside my kitchen cabinets. A beautiful smiling sun still remains behind my microwave. I have stenciled pigs in my pantry. And this is what is under my kitchen sink. (the hole on the right is abandoned galvanized piping in my 1960 home; replumbed with copper)


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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Change Me

May 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

My sister-in-law saw this bathroom in Fort Collins, Colorado. She felt the Koala diaper changing table might put off buyers. The sponge-painted walls might do the same.


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Tags: Bathroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Paint Fail

May 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen sponge paint or faux paint. That ugly trend had disappeared in Phoenix until now.

Did they use a baby diaper to sponge the wall?


And did these sellers use a baby diaper to smear against their walls?


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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!