Entries from April 2012

Three Inspiring Wallpaper Patterns

April 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

What better way to celebrate the beauty of springtime than with flowers?  Elkhart, Indiana.

ugly outdated floral flower wallpaper dark cabinets Elkhart Indiana home house for sale photo

Spice up your kitchen with this jazzy wallpaper design.  Live Oak, Florida.

ugly outdated floral flower wallpaper Live Oak Florida kitchen home house for sale photo

Sunflowers cheer everyone up.  The Netherlands.

ugly sunflower wallpaper Dutch The Netherlands home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Other International Cities

Let’s Sell the House

April 30th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Let’s go on a listing presentation and pretend we are going to sell this home.

Thank you for inviting me over.  Show me your home.  Let’s start in the kitchen.  Would I like some leftover spaghetti?  No thank you.

food smeared in trash garbage can kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

No, really, you don’t have to heat it up for me.

woman person in real estate photo kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Nice to meet you, sir.  I see you like baseball caps.  There are two on display on the cabinets.  Will those be staying there while the house is up for sale?

woman man person in real estate photo kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh, you have a son.  Maybe he can help you clear off the refrigerator.

young boy kid person in real estate photo kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Let’s go over the paperwork to list your home for sale.  Then we’ll look at the rest of the house.

woman man people person in real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This is your master bedroom.  I’m not a big fan of clothes and lumpy beds.  Can we straighten this up before buyers arrive?

messy master bedroom bed clutter real estate photo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

I see you went with a monochromatic color scheme in the living room.  Did you sponge paint the room and ceiling yourself?  I can tell.

dead deer head taxidermy ugly dark dreary sponge faux paint living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Maybe we can remove the dead animals.  This is the living room, after all, not the dead room.  Why is that painting hung so high?

dead deer head taxidermy ugly dark dreary sponge faux paint living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

That sure is a bright sweater.

bright orange sweater laundry room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Your patio is, uh, big.  Will you be finishing all those projects before buyers arrive?

cluttered patio propane tanks unfinished projects Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Refrigerator Magnets · Taxidermy · People In Photos · Laundry Room

Sticky Roll-On

April 30th, 2012 · 5 Comments

They get points for being consistent.  Elkhart, Indiana.

ugly bad poor amateur paint job rolling pink blue Elkhart Indiana home house for sale photo

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

Affordable Bedspreads

April 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Panda Express bedspread?  Elkhart, Indiana.

ugly cheap bedspread panda bear messy cluttered bedroom Elkhart Indiana home house for sale

Kokopelli flute player bedspread in another Elkhart, Indiana home.

ugly cheap bedspread kokopelli flute player Elkhart Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

They gambled on this Vegas bedspread and lost.  Also from Elkhart, Indiana.  That guy who sells these bedspreads on the street corner must be a millionaire.

ugly cheap bedspread Las Vegas roulette wheel dice Elkhart Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

African safari bedspread in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Bedspread

Elkhart, Indiana Doll House

April 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Lifelike doll in an Elkhart, Indiana home.  It has blue hair, so it is supposed to be Katy Perry?

tall doll blue yarn hair bandanas babushka Elkhart Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Dolls · Other US Cities

Free Cup of Coffee

April 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Visitors to this Houston, Texas home can help themselves to a free cup of coffee.  If they can reach the cup.

collection coffee mugs cups hanging from ceiling kitchen Houston Texas home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Kitchen · Collections · Other US Cities

Two Penguins In Love

April 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Aaah.  How cute.

amateur painted wall mural two penguins holding hands fins in love Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Clothes Dryer Cozy

April 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, here comes along a dust cover for a clothes dryer!  Would make a great craft project for someone with old bed sheets.

dust cover cozy clothes dryer patio Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes

Before & After Makeover House Photos

April 28th, 2012 · 22 Comments

Here’s a sad, neglected Phoenix home that was purchased in 2011 for $32,000.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures curb appeal Phoenix Arizona

It sold recently for $114,000.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures curb appeal Phoenix Arizona

Before Kitchen.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona

After Kitchen.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona

After Kitchen.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona

Before Bathroom.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona

After Bathroom.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona

Before Master Bedroom.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona

After Master Bedroom.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures bedroom Phoenix Arizona

Before Master Bathroom.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona

After Master Bathroom.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures bathroom Phoenix Arizona

Before Living Room.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures living room fireplace Phoenix Arizona

After Living Room.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures living room fireplace Phoenix Arizona

After Living Room.

before after home house renovation remodeling photos pictures living room fireplace Phoenix Arizona

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Ugly Cabinets, Again

April 27th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Sorry, but those ugly John F. Long builder cabinets keep showing up.

ugly horrible kitchen cabinet doors John F Long builder designed Phoenix Arizona home house

Even clutter doesn’t make them look better.

ugly horrible kitchen cabinet doors John F Long builder designed Phoenix Arizona home house

Sigh.

ugly horrible kitchen cabinet doors John F Long builder designed Phoenix Arizona home house

This home used them in the office.

ugly horrible office cabinet doors John F Long builder designed Phoenix Arizona home house

Uh, no thanks.

ugly horrible office cabinet doors John F Long builder designed Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · John F. Long cabinets