Never seen a rug like that before. Looks like a trip hazard.
Never seen a rug like that before. Looks like a trip hazard.
Simply bizarre. A doll family. Payson, Arizona home.
Dolls made from towels? Unbelievable.
She collects plates. From the Franklin Mint or Danbury Mint?
She spent a mint on those plates.
More plates in the bedroom! They’re like tribbles; they keep multiplying.
She also collects family photos. And she has a gun/rifle. When Grandma says, “I’m gonna shoot,” do you duck or say ”cheese”?!
A rifle, a scythe, two saws, and a golf club. Grandma’s ready for the zombie apocalypse!
Grandma thinks the mammy cookie jars are a whimsical part of Americana. What will some buyers think?
The ceiling collapsed and there are plastic tarps inside this Payson, Arizona home. Notice the giant orange floor fan and the other fan in the back.
Lots of rugs in this house.
Panning to the right, we see lots of plastic.
They use the unfinished wall as storage shelves. Clever. More plastic tarp, another fan, and more rugs.
Panning to the right, we see a makeshift table and more plastic.
More fans! More unfinished walls! More plastic! They’re very consistent.
Their outside foundation wall has a large crack.
Skull painting and striped couches.
Creepy skull. Pretty hair.
At another Phoenix home, a skull on the dresser, a skull on the table, and a skull painting.
And then this in a Mesa, Arizona garage.
And a witch too!
Water conservation in Omaha, Nebraska.
Furniture way too big fills this Phoenix home to the brim.
Shabby chic showroom?
The dining room, we think.
The left side of this room with no space left.
Here’s what you see when you enter the house.
Looking back to the front door.
The living room.
Ok, so you’ve finished your tour of the overstuffed house and you want to leave. How do you get out?!
Your path to the front door is blocked with obstacles. Panic sets in. Your breath is quickened. The front door! The front door! Help me get to the front door! I need air!
This delightful home in Penfield, New York was discovered by one of our readers. We are eternally grateful.
Take it all in. There’s lots to see. [Click on the photos to expand]
Let’s start with the Raggedy Ann theme room. Hundreds of dolls. Plus a mannequin.
Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin! Classic. Plus Cabbage Patch dolls, Christmas dolls, and many more dolls.
Doll clothes. Halloween theme dolls. More dolls. Take notice of the mannequin in the foreground. We’ll explain in the next photo.
The mannequin is supposed to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. See her ruby slippers?! There’s also a collection of jugs on each stair riser. We’ll see more jugs on another staircase later.
A bedroom filled with stuffed animals, jewelry, quilts, and more. Now imagine this house totally empty. The rafters in the ceiling. The hardwood floors. The vaulted ceilings. This house is really nice.
There’s a lovely lady mannequin holding undergarments. Notice the E.T. doll in the basket of toilet paper. That’s because he visited Uranus? There’s another E.T. doll on the shelf to the right.
Another view of the bathroom. We have proof that someone actually used the bathtub (photo on wall). There’s a bedpan on the wall too. And the world’s smallest plunger that’s guaranteed to get your hands wet.
The kitchen has a sign that reads, “Two Choices: 1. Take it 2. Leave it” There’s a ghost hanging on the lamp (left side). A black cat (right side).
Another view of the kitchen. So much to see. The house was built in 1847. This kitchen would be so cool once empty.
The dining room is managed by two mannequins.
We’re halfway through the photos. Much more to see. Another mannequin! And wearing the latest fashion. Halloween decor. More jugs. More clutter.
Looking to the side, we see another mannequin!
This is the Ladies Room, filled with pink flourishes. Pink Christmas tree ornaments. Tea is served at 4.
Looks like another tea set in another room. And lots of dolls. And another mannequin, this time holding a parasol. Hats and clothes.
The other side of this room. A mannequin sitting in a chair. More dolls. Christmas trees. Now imagine this room empty. The beautiful wood floors. The fireplace. The tin plate ceiling and crown molding.
Another room filled with stuff.
The kitchen. No shortage of cups here.
Halloween decorations out front.
Scary Halloween decorations.
And no home is complete without a gnome.
Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Ugly Décor · Stuffed Animals · Dining Room · Dolls · Rugs · Collections · Holiday Décor · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities
Let’s help this Lawrence, Kansas seller with staging her home. So many visual distractions.
In the kitchen, let’s remove everything on top of the cabinets, everything on the counter tops, and everything on the island. Then the refrigerator magnets and the spice rack attached to the refrigerator. And then the rooster thingy to the left of the refrigerator. And then the two plants. Plus garbage can.
Let’s concentrate on the left half of this photo. Let’s remove everything next to the kitchen island. And the garbage bags. And the towel on the oven.
Looking at the middle of the photo, let’s remove the cat, the red blanket, the magazine rack, the hand lotion, and all the stuff on the back wall.
Then let’s remove the stuffed animal in the apple bucket, the rugs, the wicker trunk and wicker pouf that serve no purpose in the middle of the room, and everything hanging on the walls. And the umbrellas too. Who needs 6 umbrellas?
For those who are obsessive-compulsive, let’s even up the bedspread. And then remove the rugs, the bucket, the Maxine doll, the shoes, the boots, the vacuum, etc.
Total cost to stage this home: $0.
One person’s treasured pictures is a buyer’s day spent patching a hundred holes. [Phoenix]
And then can you find paint to match? So now it becomes an even bigger project in the mind of a buyer. [Mesa, Arizona]
Family photos (and couches) are visually distracting. [Trenton, New Jersey]
There is so much open space here. Perfect for entertaining.