Entries from December 2010

Fun With Paint

December 31st, 2010 · 7 Comments

What a fun brown paint color.

ugly brown paint unfinished project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

You can paint the window panes too.

green blue paint over window pane glass Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

You can paint the kitchen cabinets.

ugly paint over kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

You can paint geometric shapes on the wall.

geometric shapes circle triangle square painted on wall Phoenix Arizona home house photo

You can stencil vines on the walls.

stenciled vines painted on wall Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

You can sponge paint the walls.

ugly sponge paint red dark blue bedroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Someone stole a black diamond.

black diamonds painted on pink bedroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Paint · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets

Bedspreads & Beyond

December 31st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Tigers!

ugly bedspread tigers bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Pandas!

ugly bedspread pandas bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Matchy matchy.

matching window drapes curtains ugly bedspread bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house

More matchy matchy.

matching window drapes curtains ugly bedspread bedroom Paradise Valley Arizona home house

Bright red and flowery in Springfield, Massachusetts.

red flowers ugly bedspread bedroom Springfield Massachusetts home house photo

Very colorful bedspread in Texarkana, Arkansas.  Tie die sheet in the window.  Groovy.

colorful bedspread tie die sheet in window bedroom Texarkana Arkansas home house photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Paradise Valley, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Ugly Back Yard

December 31st, 2010 · 5 Comments

No need to clean up the back yard.  Let the new buyer do it.

messy cluttered back yard junk garbage ladder lying around Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk

Tell Me Why

December 30th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Tell me why there’s a photo of insulation on the floor?  Phoenix.

pile of attic insulation on the floor Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Tell me why there’s a close-up photo of a cabinet that’s probably not staying with the house.  Phoenix.

close-up photo of a cabinet door Phoenix Arizona home house real estate

Tell me why there’s a photo of stuff that’s probably not staying with the house?  Pensacola, Florida.

close-up photo kitchen stuff mixer pot microwave Pensacola Florida home house real estate

Tell me why there’s a photo of a space heater on top of ugly old carpet? Pensacola, Florida.

close-up photo space heater ugly old brown orange carpet Pensacola Florida home house

Tell me why there’s a fly strip in the photo?  Buffalo, New York.

fly strip sticky paper hanging in kitchen Buffalo New York home house real estate photo

Yes, these are actual photos used to market the sale of these homes.

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Other US Cities

Angled Wood Paneling

December 30th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Add a little zest to your home by installing wood paneling on an angle.

Herringbone pattern is ultra chic.

herringbone pattern wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Herringbone pattern on a wider/larger scale.

herringbone pattern wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

All different angles in this bathroom.

angled wood paneling bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Throw in some mirror strips for real excitement.

angled wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

These Pensacola, Florida owners went against normal convention and installed their wood paneling on the horizontal instead of the tradition vertical.  Actually looks interesting this way.

horizontal wood paneling Pensacola Florida home house real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities

Let’s Block the View of the House

December 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If we park our trucks in the driveway, buyers can’t see our house.  Maybe they won’t want to stop by.  Then we won’t have to make the beds and tidy up the house.

two trucks parked on the driveway blocking the view of the house Phoenix Arizona home

You shall not pass.

car parked sideways on the driveway blocking the view of the house Phoenix Arizona home

I’m selling the car, not the house, silly.

two trucks parked on the driveway blocking the view of the house Phoenix home photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Bad Parking

Two Messy Offices

December 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Pensacola, Florida office.  Why bother taking the photo?  It shows nothing about the room to the buyer.

stupid real estate photo of a messy cluttered home office Pensacola Florida house

The stuff’s really packed in and piled high in this Phoenix home office.  No wonder they need medication.

real estate photo of a messy cluttered home office Phoenix Arizona house

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Other US Cities

Six Wall Murals To Enjoy

December 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Palm tree, supposedly.

amateur paint job mural green palm tree Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Inchworm!  A bee!  And flowers!

amateur paint job mural inchworm bee flowers Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Flowers and some kind of blue blob.

amateur paint job mural blue blog flowers Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Escape to your private courtyard with fountain.

amateur paint job mural courtyard fountain scene Anthem Arizona home house photo

The beach is right outside your home past the rose trellis.

amateur paint job mural beach scene rose trellis picket fence Scottsdale Arizona home house photo

Dining lakeside in Sun City, Arizona.

old wall mural lake scene Sun City Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Life Is Just a Chair of Bowlies

December 29th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Life Is Just a Chair of Bowlies is a book written by Mary Engelbreit.  It’s supposed to lift your spirits.  I kept thinking, “What’s a bowlie?!” then realized it’s a play on words: bowl of cherries, chair of bowlies.  Amazon has 120 of these books for sale for one penny to $2.

The seller put the book’s title on the backs of her chairs to match the sunflowers and wallpaper.

life is just a chair of bowlies on back of chairs ugly sunflower wallpaper kitchen Phoenix home

The range hood says “Home is where the heart is.”  Do you like the wallpaper?

ugly sunflower wallpaper kitchen Phoenix home clutter real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Landscaping Needed

December 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Two homes in need of landscaping assistance.

How about we trim up the mesquite tree?

overgrown mesquite tree in need of trimming poor landscaping curb appeal Phoenix Arizona

How about we pull up the weeds?  Why take a photo of ugly gravel?

weeds back yard gravel poor landscaping Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes