Entries Tagged as 'Collections'

The Polar Bear Club

August 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

This home prominently features a polar bear wall hanging.  Plus a God’s eye yarn weaving (upper left); very popular in the 1970s.

polar bear wall hanging rug God's eye yarn weaving craft on display Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Stacks and stacks of old VHS tapes plus towels and blankets.

stacks of old VHS tapes towels blankets cluttered bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Mush! Mush! Here come the sled dogs.

Alaska sled dog wall hanging cluttered bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Please note the rifle in the middle of the photo.

rifle gun weapon cluttered dining table living room Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Decades of collecting.

cluttered  living room Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Floral wallpaper to cheer you up as you use the enema bag.

old vintage floral wallpaper bathroom enema bag hot water bottle Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Free TV with purchase.

old TV dusty cluttered garage Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Don’t mind the dust.  The seller certainly doesn’t.

old TV dusty cluttered garage Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Family Photos · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Weapons & Firearms · Grandma's House

G’Day Kitty

July 3rd, 2016 · 7 Comments

Thank you to our international reader Jo for finding this home down under.  It’s from a house in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  The owner loves cats!

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

There are pictures of cats all over.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Run out of wall space?  Hang them from the ceiling!

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

And dolls too!

dolls cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Macramé plant hangings, more dolls, and bamboo wall hangings.

dolls cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Stepping back to see more of this room.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Wind chimes and more in this room.

wind chimes cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.

kitchen cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

More cats.

cat posters pictures all over walls visually cluttered Adelaide South Australia home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Bedroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Ugly Décor · Dolls · Collections · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other International Cities

Canadian Clutter

June 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Thank you to our reader Ryan who sent these photos of a Lower Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada home.  Lots to see here.

cluttered family room visually distracting poor home staging Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada house for sale photo

Kitchen with fly strip.  Plus the owner and a dog.

cluttered kitchen person lady woman dog pet fly strip Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

The dog is still there.  Now we see a cracked ceiling and a collection of plates.

cluttered kitchen cracked ceiling plate collection Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

Kitchen.

cluttered kitchen old stove oven Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

Canadians put stuff on their refrigerators too.  Look how high the clothes dryer is.  Another dog is leaving the room.

cluttered kitchen dog pet Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

Clutter on the left.  Scary stairs in the middle.  Animal fur on the right.

cluttered staircase animal fur pelt Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

Cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom pile stack of boxes Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

Same bedroom, different view.

cluttered bedroom pile stack of boxes Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

Sweatshop?  There’s a bug zapper too.

cluttered room weaving looms bug zapper Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

The seller feels an offer is looming.

cluttered room weaving looms Lower Canard Nova Scotia Canada home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Pets · Dining Room · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Ceiling · Other International Cities

Beer Garage

May 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Every visiting buyer gets a free case of Heineken beer!  Please note, however, that the beer is stored in the seller’s garage which gets very very hot in Arizona.  Warm beer, cold heart?

dozens of many cases of Heineken beer stored in hot garage Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Garage or Carport · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Collections

Collections On Display

April 13th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Though not necessarily ugly, collections can be visually distracting to buyers.  They almost force buyers to stare at them and ignore the home’s features.  It then becomes the “doll house” instead of the “house with the beautiful kitchen.”

Doll collection.

doll collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Stuffed animal collection.

stuffed animal collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Liquor bottle collection.

liquor bottle collection on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Beer tap handle collection.

beer tap handle pull collection on display Sun City West Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Collections

Our Readers’ Favorite Bathrooms

March 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Three of our readers sent us photos of bathrooms they found intriguing.  Let’s take a look at these special bathrooms.

Red Wings were discovered in this bathroom.  He shoots!  He scores!  Gooooooooooooal!  [Harrison Township, Michigan]

Red Wings hockey themed bathroom urinal Harrison Township Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Our #2 photo might relate to #2.  The sign reads, “Just Breathe, You’ll never have this movement moment again.”  Thank goodness!  “I saw that coming.”  [Celebration, Florida]  [Thanks, Barb!]

bathroom signs I saw that coming just breathe you'll never have this moment again Celebration Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Kerri sent us this shiny bathroom from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

bathroom 1970s vintage shiny wallpaper brown toilet lid cover Albuquerque New Mexico home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Wallpaper · Collections · Other US Cities

The Academy Awards Are Tomorrow Night

February 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Which movie will take home the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow?

The Big Short, a movie about the financial & real estate crisis?  [I took this photo in a bank-owned house many years ago; sorry for the language]

naughty greedy bank insert house in ass angry home owner wrote on wall foreclosure home house Phoenix Arizona

Bridge of Spies?

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic bedroom poor bad home staging telescope Phoenix Arizona home house

Brooklyn?  [This is as close as I could get to a Brooklyn photo]

glass mural of twin towers New York City Manhattan skyline family photos Phoenix Arizona home house

Mad Max?

beat-up junker cars vehicles in back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Martian?

solar system planets shower curtain bathroom Laveen Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Revenant?  [Leonardo got revenge on that bear!]

bearskin rug taxidermy dead bear on wall Christmas tree Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Room?

cluttered junky disorganized bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Spotlight?  [That movie has at least four fans.]

living room collection crosses four fans Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Bad Parking · Taxidermy · Shower Curtain

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Family photos and collectibles will require a lot of time to pack up when this home sells.

cluttered family room lots of knick knacks collectibles stuff family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Not much room for guests to sit in the cluttered dining room.

cluttered dining room lots of knick knacks collectibles stuff family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Interesting juxtaposition between the Native American art and the Redskins football pillow.  You might want to rethink that pillow, Mr. & Mrs. Seller.

Washington Redskins pillow next to Native American art not politically correct cluttered room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Good grief.

cluttered living room too much stuff family photos junky chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

More stuff upstairs.

cluttered room too much stuff family photos junky chaotic poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The kid’s room is cluttered too, but at least somewhat organized.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff Spider-Man collection poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Family Photos · Toys

Football Playoffs

January 9th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Will the Denver Broncos win next week?

Denver Broncos football team collection ceiling fan banner bedspread bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Will the Green Bay Packers win today?

Green Bay Packers football team fan bedspread bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Ceiling Fan · Bedspread

The Twelve Days of Christmas 2015

December 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Please join me in singing the 6th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now. A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve clocks a tickin’.

twelve clocks family photos cluttered family room Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Eleven medals hanging.

eleven medals hanging weight set stop sign cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Ten puppies sitting.

ten dalmatian puppies poster dare to be different Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Nine ducks a quacking.

nine ducks Sun City collection Arizona home house for sale photo

Eight princesses dancing.

eight princess labels decals on wall ugly bedroom boarded up window Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Seven jugs of water.

seven jugs of water dining room cowboy hat Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

Six chairs aplenty.

six chairs vacuum cleaner Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Five blobs of paint.

five blobs smears of purple paint Bratz sticker decal closet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Four raggedy dolls.

four raggedy Anne Andy dolls bed El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Three brass geese.

three brass geese on wall Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

Two turtle doves?

two pigeons on roof pink fascia Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And an old tire by a sparse tree.

old used tire old man trailer Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Merry Christmas!

2014’s version is here.

2013’s version is here.

2012’s version is here.

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Family Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Dolls · Afghan Blanket · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Peoria, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche