Entries Tagged as 'Hall of Shame – Tacky Décor'

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · 9 Comments

Thank you to our reader Helen for finding this packed-to-the-gills home in Richmond, Texas. Here we see the sellers posing for the photo while their child hides under the table.

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Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

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Last Chance To Run!! Creepy Halloween masks, cow skulls, a child hanging upside down, and a lot of visual distractions.

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We apologize for the nudity, but someone “stole” her clothes.

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Too bad buyers can’t fully appreciate the features of this home. This room has nice flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling, and a big window.

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Sorry again for the nudity.

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Again, too bad it’s hard to appreciate the giant picture window and the nice fireplace.

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Here’s another view of this room.

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All that clutter would make me want to climb the walls too.

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The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

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Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

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Wonderful life. Fun.

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He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

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It’s Christmas year ’round.

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The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

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Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

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Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

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Be nice or leave. Or the maid will give you the “brush” off.

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He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

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The back yard of this property reaches a canal. It’s a lovely shade of brown. When it rains, the cow urine & poop drains into the canal.

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Concho See Yourself Living Here?

June 13th, 2017 · 12 Comments

When four readers tell you about a house for sale, you’d better share it with others. Thanks to Karen, Karla, Eva, & Sarah, we present the cat house in Concho, Arizona. We’ll let the photos tell the story.

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Tags: Art · Attic · Bathroom · Collections · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Paint · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Eclectic Home In Avon, Connecticut

October 16th, 2016 · 24 Comments

Thank you to our reader Jennifer for finding this very unique home for sale in Avon, Connecticut. There’s a lot to see and lots of photos to share. Enjoy.

The seller appears to have an artistic quality, with embellishments throughout the house. The stair balusters are covered in fabric.

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The seller added goop to the staircase risers.

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There are smears and goop all over the kitchen.

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The kitchen, we think.

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The breakfast room.

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More goop in the parlor. Even the piano was painted.

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Check out the ceiling.

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The bathroom.

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Another bathroom.

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At least the curtains aren’t knotted.

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A closer look.

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More goop on the door. There’s a lot of sanding required to remove the goop.

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Another look at the staircase.

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Let’s look at the bedroom now.

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Gauze for alarm?

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The window panes were painted.

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The dining room.

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Walls and ceilings were touched in every room.

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Gauze and effect. How would you remove the gauze and goop from the walls?

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Cabinets · Ceiling · Dining Room · Drywall Damage · Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Make It Stop · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings

G’Day Kitty

July 3rd, 2016 · 8 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.

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Stepping back to see more of this room.

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Wind chimes and more in this room.

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The kitchen.

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More cats.

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

Madam Will See You Now

June 22nd, 2014 · 8 Comments

Credit cards are accepted, but cash is preferred.  [Rialto, California]

red satin curtain drapes red paint walls black lace four-poster bed zebra bedspread bedroom Rialto California home house for sale real estate

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

Gaudy Vegas Carpeting In Missouri

February 13th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Thank you, Jon & Amber, for sending these photos of a Florissant, Missouri home.  The seller purchased it for $60,000, remodeled it as you will see, and listed it for sale at $125,000.  It is now priced at $110,000 and hasn’t sold.  Hmmm.  Wonder why it hasn’t sold.  Could it be the carpet???

The seller is a tiger in bed.

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In true Vegas style, the master bedroom has a hot tub!

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Water cascades down the stone wall into the hot tub.  Very romantic.  And damp.

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The living room is the first thing buyers will see.

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And then you see a tribal mask with googly eyes.

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Even the chairs have crazy color patterns.

living room ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet chairs Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

The sellers reduced their asking price by $15,000.  Here’s a thought:  they could have spent $5,000 installing new carpeting, kept their original asking price, and been ahead $10,000.

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There’s carpet on the walls of the wet bar!

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Who wants carpeting in a kitchen?  At least the crazy colors will help hide stains.

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They remodeled the bathroom with a black toilet and black pedestal sink.  And carpet in the bathroom?  Yuk.

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Tags: Bedroom · Carpet · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Wet Bar · What Were They Thinking?!?!

It’s Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

October 18th, 2013 · 19 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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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

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The dining room is managed by two mannequins.

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

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Looking to the side, we see another mannequin!

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

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

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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.

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Another room filled with stuff.

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The kitchen.  No shortage of cups here.

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Halloween decorations out front.

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Scary Halloween decorations.

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And no home is complete without a gnome.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Garage or Carport · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Rugs · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Ugly Décor

King of the Jungle

January 30th, 2013 · 11 Comments

A few days ago, we posted a photo of a taxidermy hoard, with a polar bear and dozens of dead animals.

We have two more photos to share, thanks to Cory Chalmers of 1-800-Hoarders.com.  For anyone who’s seen the Hoarders TV show (airing on Monday nights on A&E TV; season finale this Monday, February 4th), you’ll recognize Cory as their clean-out expert.  Cory runs his own clean-up service Steri-Clean Inc. (aka 1-800-Hoarders).

At a recent cleaning job, Cory was surprised to see this in the bathroom.

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He also saw this hoard of dead animals in another room.  The owner put a crown on the lion; King of the Jungle.  And the owner is now officially King of the Idiots.

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Ridiculous Window Coverings

January 29th, 2013 · 13 Comments

Amateur home design with window coverings is getting out of control.  Drapes on top of drapes on top of drapes.  And then an extra pink curtain on top for dramatic effect.

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Same Surprise, Arizona home as above.  More drapes on top of drapes in the master bedroom.  If this is a design trend, make it stop.

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Oh, no.  More drapes on top of window blinds in an Apache Junction, Arizona home.

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Oh, come on!  More??!!?!  [Mesa, Arizona]

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Thumbtacking a towel over a window in another Mesa home.

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Why even bother putting up the drapes?  [another Mesa home]

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At a loss for words with this one.  [Avondale, Arizona]

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Tags: Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Make It Stop · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Window Coverings

Overkill, Literally

January 27th, 2013 · 18 Comments

Sure to tick off PETA, for sure.  Dozens of killed and stuffed animals in a Cave Creek, Arizona home, none of which seem to be part of regulated population control.  The photo’s caption reads, “Trophy Room.”  Trophy for what?  Biggest animal killer?  The dead polar bear is sure to upset some buyers.  They might tell the seller to get stuffed.  [click on photo to expand]  Thank you, Lori, for sending us this disturbing photo.

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Tags: Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!