Entries Tagged as 'Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor'

Gaudy Vegas Carpeting In Missouri

February 13th, 2014 · 9 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.

white tigers bedroom ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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

hot tub bedroom ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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

hot tub bedroom stone water wall grotto spa Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

The living room is the first thing buyers will see.

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

And then you see a tribal mask with googly eyes.

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

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.

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

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

wet bar ugly tacky gaudy Las Vegas type colorful carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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

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

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

ugly bathroom renovation remodel black toilet pedestal sink carpet Florissant Missouri home house for sale real estate photo

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

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

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.

taxidermy wolf fur skin pelt on display in bathroom courtesy of Cory Chalmers 1-800-Hoarders

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.

taxidermy lion crown hoard dead animals on display courtesy of Cory Chalmers 1-800-Hoarders

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

Ridiculous Window Coverings

January 29th, 2013 · 12 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.

really ugly tacky gaudy window covering drapes curtains Surprise Arizona home house for sale

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.

really ugly tacky gaudy window covering drapes curtains Surprise Arizona home house for sale

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

really ugly tacky gaudy window covering drapes curtains Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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

really ugly tacky gaudy window covering drapes curtains Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Thumbtacking a towel over a window in another Mesa home.

really ugly tacky gaudy window covering drapes curtains Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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

really ugly tacky gaudy window covering drapes curtains Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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

stupid window covering drapes curtains pushed to the middle Avondale Arizona home house for sale

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

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.

dead killed polar bear animals taxidermy overkill too many on display Cave Creek Arizona home house for sale

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

Curtain Call

November 15th, 2012 · 8 Comments

People like to decorate with curtains.  Sometimes unsuccessfully.

Curtains on the back patio.  [Avondale, Arizona]

ugly dark green curtains back yard patio Avondale Arizona home house for sale photo

Double curtains separating an office or sitting room.  [El Mirage, Arizona]

ugly décor double lace curtains office sitting room El Mirage Arizona home house for sale photo

Black feather boa.  It’s show time!  [Phoenix]

ugly décor pink curtains bedroom black feather boa Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Curtain used between the kitchen and the family room.  Probably a huge pain in the neck.  [Phoenix]

ugly décor curtain sheet to separate divide kitchen family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Green curtains in the bathroom.  [Cleveland, Ohio]

ugly décor green curtains around bathtub bathroom Cleveland Ohio home house for sale photo

They must have a lot of mosquitoes in Texas.  [Burnet, Texas]

ugly décor mosquito netting used as shower curtain Burnet Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · Shower Curtain

Patriotic Bed Display

March 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Red, white, and blue.  What’s not to love?

ugly tacky gaudy red white blue shiny satin drapery around bed Phoenix Arizona home

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Bedspread

Two Thumbs Up!

November 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Four men in real estate promotional photos.

Aaaaay!  It’s the Fonz!

young kid man in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Practicing for his yoga class.

old man in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“Do you like my big back yard?”

man in real estate promotional photo picture Chandler Arizona home house for sale

“I’m the hall monitor.”

man in real estate promotional photo picture Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

“Please be quiet.  My cat and I are trying to work.”

man in real estate promotional photo picture Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Houston Is Filled With Life & Culture

October 16th, 2011 · 15 Comments

One of my friends has a high-powered job in Phoenix and is well respected.  He recently had dinner with a rich friend who asked him, “Why are you living in Phoenix?  There’s no life there.  And no culture there.”  He criticized Phoenix as a nothing city.  Nothing interesting. Boring.  Why would anyone live there?  He told my friend to move out of Phoenix as soon as possible.  He told others at the dinner table that anyone who lives in Phoenix is not a mover or a shaker.  No companies are headquartered in Phoenix.  He said people just lead boring lives in Phoenix.  And he ended his tirade with a question, “How can you be mentally stimulated in Phoenix?  There is no culture.  How do you find intelligent people?”

I guess I’ve got it all wrong for living in Phoenix.  I’ve been missing out for over 40 years.  Wasted my life here.  This pretentious snob, by the way, lives in Houston, Texas.

So let’s see what Houston has to offer.  Like this Houston home that’s currently for sale.  Looks like it’s oozing with culture and life.

tacky gaudy ugly cheap décor window drapes curtains furniture Houston Texas home house

Just like the fans gracing the walls, I’ve become a fan of Houston.  I wanna be a mover and shaker in Houston too!!

tacky gaudy ugly cheap décor clutter orange carpet furniture Houston Texas home house

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Other US Cities

Best of Worst Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatments

March 4th, 2011 · 9 Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Award for Worst Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatment will be decided by our readers.  Here are the top 10 candidates for your consideration:

UGLY SHEET:  When times are tough, hang an ugly sheet over a window.

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ORANGE CRUSH:  Attention to detail missing here.

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SHINY GREEN:  Perhaps the owner was a star on Broadway or Vegas?

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GRAY GILLS: Avondale, Arizona.  Radiator grill?  Evaporative cooler pads?  Fish gills?  Dust collectors for sure!

really ugly hideous window drapes curtains covering Avondale Arizona home house

BROCADE:  Heavy handed.

bedroom belt portable closet ugly gaudy window curtains drapes poor home staging Phoenix

FLOWER CHILD:  1960s flashback!  Photo taken February 2010.  They look brand new.

1958 original décor drapes curtains iron light Phoenix home house

SOUTHERN BELLE:  Genteel feminine curtains from Savannah, Georgia. 

ugly hideous window drapes curtains sponge paint wallpaper Savannah Georgia home house

COFFIN LINING: From Lily Munster’s house?  Looks like the lining in a coffin.

ugly old outdated drapes curtains window coverings Phoenix Arizona home house

PUFFY SHIRT:  Seinfeld’s famous pirate puffy shirt inspired these delightful window treatments.

ugly gaudy gauze sheer curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house photo

PARACHUTE:  Recycled parachute fabric used as window drapes.  Very clever.

ugly shiny cheap tacky window drapes curtains Phoenix Arizona home house

Vote for your favorite Worst/Ugliest Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatment here:

What Are the Ugliest Window Drapes/Curtains?
Ugly Sheet
Orange Crush
Shiny Green
Gray Gills
Brocade
Flower Child
Southern Belle
Coffin Lining
Puffy Shirt
Parachute
  
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Tags: Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Other US Cities · Worst Of