Entries from February 2012

Happy Leap Day!

February 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Today is Leap Day!  Hooray!  Every four years Leap Day William emerges from the Mariana Trench to trade children’s tears for candy and cigarettes, depending on the decade.

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The colors for Leap Day are blue and yellow.  Be sure to wear blue and yellow today!  Or paint your kitchen blue and yellow just for fun.

ugly blue yellow paint kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Paint · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Too Busy

February 29th, 2012 · 13 Comments

As a collective, the photos make the house look too busy.  Too many visual distractions.

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The bright colors.  The plastic flower lamp.

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The front door area is cramped.

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Too much going on.

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Overwhelming.

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Why is a recliner chair in the kitchen?  To supervise in comfort?

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

My eyes need a break.

visual distractions poor home staging too busy clutter Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

Strange House

February 28th, 2012 · 8 Comments

What do you make of this house?  The dark wood paneling looks like charred remains from a fire.  And the ceiling looks like it’s fur wallpaper or something.  Click on the photo to expand to full size.

Here’s the history of this house.  It sold for $123,000 in 2003.  Then sold for, get this, $320,000 in 2006, then sold for $290,000 in 2007.  Went to foreclosure in 2011 and is now actively for sale at $115,000.  Like this.  Bizarre.

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

What a Doll

February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Dolls on display in Cody, Wyoming.

collection dolls on display master bedroom poor home staging Cody Wyoming house photo

One of those crying dolls in Tempe, Arizona.

ugly stupid dumb crying doll cowboy on display Tempe Arizona home house for sale photo

Good day to you too.

doll on display bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Tempe, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Hat’s Not Right

February 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Make it stop.  Hats on display.

Happy early Easter!  Tyler, Texas.

dumb ugly stupid idea baseball cap hats on display poor home staging Tyler Texas house

He rotates his hats every 12 days.  He’s on day 2 today.  Phoenix.

dumb ugly stupid idea baseball cap hats on display poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house

Papa was a rolling stone.  Where ever he laid his hat was his home.  Florence, Arizona.

dumb ugly stupid idea baseball cap hats on display poor home staging Florence Arizona house

Wake up with bad hair?  Throw on a cap!  Mesa, Arizona.

dumb ugly stupid idea baseball cap hats on display poor home staging Mesa Arizona house

The hat rack is in the far corner of the living room.  The coat rack is in the kitchen?  Queen Creek, Arizona.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

Sponge Paint Is Back!

February 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

We were hoping that sponge paint had disappeared for good.  But, alas, it popped up in three homes recently.

Attention to detail.

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Feeling blue.

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Not appetizing.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities

Oscar Winners On Display

February 27th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Pulp Fiction won an Oscar for Best Screenplay.  And won the hearts of these Reading, Pennsylvania sellers.

Pulp Fiction movie poster on display bedroom wall Reading Pennsylvania home house for sale

Gladiator won 5 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume).  It also won the hearts of these Phoenix sellers.

Gladiator movie poster on display bedroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities

Taking a Step Back

February 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Let’s check out three back patios and yards.  All could use some (a lot of) help.

Reading, Pennsylvania.  New fence and siding needed.  How do you fit a table and chairs on that patio?

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Another Reading, Pennsylvania home.  Looks like the balcony and back patio are about to fall down.  Enter at your own risk.

fixer-upper bad ugly unsafe back yard patio balcony Reading Pennsylvania home house

Houston, Texas.  That back porch support beam doesn’t look very, uh, supportive.  Did rats or opossums chew on the siding?

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Tags: Back Yard · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Siding · Other US Cities

Mirth In Perth

February 26th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Thank you to a reader who submitted these photos of a Perth, Western Australia, Australia home.

See?  Us Northern Hemisphere folk aren’t the only ones with messy homes.

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Cluttered kitchen counters are found around the world.

cluttered messy disorganized poor bad home staging Perth Western Australia house for sale

Looks like a very nice home.  Just needs trimming around the sides.

cluttered messy disorganized poor bad home staging Perth Western Australia house for sale

Workshop.

cluttered messy disorganized poor bad home staging Perth Western Australia house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Other International Cities

Today Is Fairy Tale Day

February 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

February 26th is Fairy Tale Day.  Betcha you didn’t know that.  Now you do.  Celebrate the day by painting a castle on your kid’s wall, as seen in a Manitowoc, Wisconsin home.

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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities