This is a real untouched photo used to promote the sale of a house, just like 99% of the photos shown on this blog. But what is it? It took me a while to figure it out. At first, I thought it was a sink drain with a cigarette butt in it. Then I thought it was a door handle with the end cap missing. But it’s something else. Can you guess what it is? And why did they take a photo of it? [Answer in the comments section]
Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'
October 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments
October 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments
Hot item for Fall 2014: a decorative shovel. Very trendy.
It has a rooster painted on it! And raffia ribbon on the handle!
It elevates this kitchen.
A few days later, we spotted another shovel used as decoration at another Phoenix home. Right in the middle of the living room. Now that’s a true statement piece. Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up. I’m rushing over to Home Depot right now to pick up some shovels and then to Hobby Lobby for acrylic paints, brushes, and raffia!
October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Which roof is worse? The house’s or the carport’s?
October 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments
It’s so dry in California, even the weeds are dead. But there’s just enough water to keep the flowers alive in front. The flowers add a welcoming touch for buyers. [Coarsegold, California]
October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Sent to us by one of our readers. A fixer-upper home in Edgewood, Maryland.
Tickled pee-ink by this bathroom?
Dirty carpet and walls.
Another beautiful bathroom.
Yellow and pink paint together. Win-win.
Checkerboard black & blue paint on the ceiling!
October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments
You’ll find the body under the X.
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.
Cabinet doors are missing but there are stainless steel appliances.
Another view of the kitchen.
The dining room. Imagine hosting dinner parties here with friends under the glow of the chandelier.
The bathroom toilet is the same one used on the International Space Station? The can of ant & roach killer doesn’t instill confidence.
This is the master bedroom upstairs. At least the drywall was installed.
This place has ants and roaches and now flies too.
This is the master bathroom.
This is the view looking down the stairs. Plenty of shelves and wall space to display your knick knacks.
Downstairs again to the living room, the only room with painted drywall.
October 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments
These sellers were super dirty. Disgusting floor of a bedroom. You can see the outline of a dresser and a bed. Did they ever wash their feet or wipe their shoes? Is that dog feces?
Is doesn’t look any better from a distance.
Another filthy bedroom.
And a third dirty bedroom. How many years (decades?) does it take to reach that level?
No surprise that the bathroom is dirty too.
The kitchen’s not so bad. Although the ceiling and refrigerator door handles could use some cleaning.
That’s really old carpet in the living room. So if it doesn’t have a pathway of filth, why are the bedrooms so nasty?
The house has roof leak issues too.
This is the back of the house.
There’s a detached workshop too.
The roof of the workshop has separated from the walls.
Wires were cut to the electric service panel.
September 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Check back with us tomorrow. The bathroom should be finished by then.
September 29th, 2014 · No Comments
Unfortunately, the lot is what’s worthwhile.
The coved ceiling is a plus. Too bad the owners neglected this home.
How old is that wall heater?
Some caulk to fill in the cracks and fresh paint will do wonders.
So much potential.
It has a water softener! But it also has an old electric service panel, an old evaporative cooler, old wood shingles, and a cracked foundation.