Entries Tagged as 'Rugs'

Weird Dolls

August 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Simply bizarre.  A doll family.  Payson, Arizona home.

weird bizarre creepy dolls bowtie all white towels collector plates on display cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Dolls made from towels?  Unbelievable.

weird bizarre creepy dolls bowtie all white towels on display cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She collects plates.  From the Franklin Mint or Danbury Mint?

collector plates on display cluttered family room Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She spent a mint on those plates.

collector plates on display cluttered family room Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More plates in the bedroom!  They’re like tribbles; they keep multiplying.

collector plates on display cluttered bedroom Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She also collects family photos.  And she has a gun/rifle.  When Grandma says, “I’m gonna shoot,” do you duck or say ”cheese”?!

dozens too many family photos on display in hallway gun rifle on the wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A rifle, a scythe, two saws, and a golf club.  Grandma’s ready for the zombie apocalypse!

family photos on display gun rifle scythe two saws golf club on wall cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Grandma thinks the mammy cookie jars are a whimsical part of Americana.  What will some buyers think?

collection of old cooking containers on wall mammy cookie jars kitchen cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Stuffed Animals · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Rugs · Collections · Family Photos · Weapons & Firearms · Grandma's House

Payson Palace

February 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

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.

fixer-upper ceiling drywall fell down plastic tarp clutter rugs living room Payson Arizona home house for sale photo

Lots of rugs in this house.

fixer-upper dining table fan cluttered ceiling drywall fell down Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo rugs

Panning to the right, we see lots of plastic.

fixer-upper dining table fan rugs plastic tarp unfinished wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They use the unfinished wall as storage shelves.  Clever.  More plastic tarp, another fan, and more rugs.

fixer-upper dining table fan rugs plastic tarp unfinished wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Panning to the right, we see a makeshift table and more plastic.

fixer-upper dining table fan rugs plastic tarp unfinished wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More fans!  More unfinished walls!  More plastic!  They’re very consistent.

fixer-upper dining table fan rugs plastic tarp unfinished wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Their outside foundation wall has a large crack.

large big vertical crack exterior foundation wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Rugs · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Numskulls

February 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Skull painting and striped couches.

creepy weird odd skull painting striped couches sofas rugs Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Creepy skull.  Pretty hair.

creepy weird odd skull painting striped couches sofas rugs Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

At another Phoenix home, a skull on the dresser, a skull on the table, and a skull painting.

creepy weird odd skull painting cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Delightful.

creepy weird odd skull painting cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And then this in a Mesa, Arizona garage.

skull witch head garage Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And a witch too!

skull witch head garage Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Rugs · Art

Mellow Yellow

December 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Water conservation in Omaha, Nebraska.

urine pee in toilet lid up bathroom flooring damaged fixer-upper Omaha Nebraska home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Rugs · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Stuffed Turkey

December 11th, 2013 · 13 Comments

Furniture way too big fills this Phoenix home to the brim.

bed furniture too big for the bedroom oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Shabby chic showroom?

bed furniture too big for the bedroom oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The dining room, we think.

furniture too big for the dining room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The left side of this room with no space left.

furniture too big for the dining room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Here’s what you see when you enter the house.

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed entertainment center home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Looking back to the front door.

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed entertainment center home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The living room.

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Ok, so you’ve finished your tour of the overstuffed house and you want to leave.  How do you get out?!

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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!

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Rugs · Fake Plants & Flowers

It’s Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

October 18th, 2013 · 15 Comments

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.

huge massive Raggedy Ann doll collection mannequin cluttered busy Penfield New York home house for sale

Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin!  Classic.  Plus Cabbage Patch dolls, Christmas dolls, and many more dolls.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

Doll clothes.  Halloween theme dolls.  More dolls.  Take notice of the mannequin in the foreground.  We’ll explain in the next photo.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

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.

Dorothy Wizard of Oz mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale jugs collection

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.

teddy bear stuffed animal collection quilts cluttered bedroom Penfield New York home house for sale

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.

cluttered bathroom lady mannequin negligee undergarments E.T. doll toilet paper Penfield New York home house for sale

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.

lady mannequin bedpan old toilet cluttered bathroom Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

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).

cluttered busy kitchen antiques black cat staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Another view of the kitchen.  So much to see.  The house was built in 1847.  This kitchen would be so cool once empty.

cluttered busy kitchen antiques staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The dining room is managed by two mannequins.

cluttered dining room two mannequins staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

We’re halfway through the photos.  Much more to see.  Another mannequin!  And wearing the latest fashion.  Halloween decor.  More jugs.  More clutter.

cluttered family room ugly dress mannequin jug collection staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Looking to the side, we see another mannequin!

cluttered family room girl mannequin staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

This is the Ladies Room, filled with pink flourishes.  Pink Christmas tree ornaments.  Tea is served at 4.

pink theme room Christmas tree ornaments tea set cluttered collection Penfield New York home house for sale

Looks like another tea set in another room.  And lots of dolls.  And another mannequin, this time holding a parasol.  Hats and clothes.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats tea set staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

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.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats Christmas trees staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Another room filled with stuff.

cluttered room collection staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.  No shortage of cups here.

cluttered cups collection kitchen staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Halloween decorations out front.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Scary Halloween decorations.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

And no home is complete without a gnome.

gnome statue old gas pump in front garage Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

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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

Staging Opportunity

October 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments

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.

cluttered visually distracting kitchen too much stuff doodads poor bad home staging Lawrence Kansas house for sale

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.

cluttered visually distracting kitchen too much stuff doodads poor bad home staging Lawrence Kansas house for sale

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.

cluttered visually distracting family room cat too much stuff doodads poor bad home staging Lawrence Kansas house for sale

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?

cluttered visually distracting family room too much stuff doodads poor bad home staging Lawrence Kansas house for sale

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.

cluttered bedroom Maxine doll shoes bucket rugs poor bad home staging Lawrence Kansas house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Pets · Rugs · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Pictures R Us

September 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

One person’s treasured pictures is a buyer’s day spent patching a hundred holes.  [Phoenix]

dozens too many pictures hung on the wall displayed nail holes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And then can you find paint to match?  So now it becomes an even bigger project in the mind of a buyer. [Mesa, Arizona]

dozens too many pictures hung on the wall displayed nail holes Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Family photos (and couches) are visually distracting.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

dozens too many family pictures hung on the wall displayed nail holes Trenton New Jersey home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Rugs · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Collections · Family Photos · Other US Cities

Spacious Living Room

August 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments

There is so much open space here.  Perfect for entertaining.

dirty soiled carpet junk garbage stuff on floor living room messy Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Great potential.

dirty soiled carpet junk garbage stuff on floor living room messy Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Rugs

Bears & Guns & More

July 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments

There are so many treats for you to see with this Mesa, Arizona home.  Click on each photo to expand.

Home purchased for $300,000 in 2007.  Sold recently as a short sale for $145,000.  In this condition.

That’s quite a collection of stuffed bears.  And a gun collection too!  And a safe.  And a 1990s valance with pastel colors.  Sure looks like a 1980s vintage Apple computer (see the reflection in the mirror).  A 1970s waterbed frame & headboard.

ugly bedroom waterbed frame headboard stuffed bear animal collection guns safe Mesa Arizona home house for sale

More stuffed animals in the next bedroom.  Plus jugs of water (the bears get thirsty!).  And a stethoscope (because?).  And dream catchers.  And fuzzy dice!!  So many fun things to see.

ugly bedroom stuffed bears fuzzy dice dream catcher stethoscope staging Mesa Arizona home house for sale

In the master bedroom, the bed is on concrete blocks!!!  Check out the dust on the ceiling fan blades!!  Arm pad is missing from the chair.  Ugly window.

ugly bedroom bed on concrete blocks dusty ceiling fan blades staging Mesa Arizona home house for sale

And in this bedroom, Spider Man is wearing a cowboy hat!  Arizona Cardinals football bedspread and other items.  And then there’s a Denver Broncos football blanket as a window curtain.

ugly bedroom Arizona Cardinals bedspread Denver Broncos blanket Spider Man wearing a cowboy hat Mesa Arizona home house

In the family room, at least 9 persons can sit comfortably.  The towels helps absorb moisture; it gets hot in Mesa.  Prescription bottles on the left and right sides of the photo.

ugly family room mismatched furniture presciption bottles cluttered Mesa Arizona home house for sale

How many bedrooms does this house have??!  An unmade bed.  That weight bench seat looks like it’s cardboard.

ugly bedroom cluttered weight bench clothes unmade bed A/C unit in window Mesa Arizona home house for sale

And a room converted to a bedroom.  No wonder they have so many chairs and sofas.  Please note the bottle of rum on the dresser.  And then the bottle of whiskey next to the Sugar Pops cereal box and the skull!!

ugly bedroom cluttered skull whiskey rum bottle Pops cereal messy Mesa Arizona home house for sale

There’s seating for six persons out back.

ugly back yard cluttered kid's toys chairs old sofa Mesa Arizona home house for sale short sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Back Yard · Rugs · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Window · Ceiling Fan · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Weapons & Firearms · Bedspread