The Joy of Wallpaper

August 28th, 2012 · 8 Comments

The different patterned wallpaper distracts you from the carpet stains in this New Castle, Pennsylvania home.

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1970s retro classic in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Keeping it rosy in Phoenix.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Parnassus // Aug 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

    You’re right about that first photo. Most people’s initial thought we be how much it would cost to fix the walls, rather than how much to replace the carpet.

  • 2 Murphy // Aug 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

    the wallpaper isn’t the worst thing in the retro kichen - the harvest gold countertop and mismatched appliances are worse.
    And roses in the kitchen? You’ve got to be kidding me!

  • 3 Barbara // Aug 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    My house (built in 1976) had the yellow countertops in the next-to-last pic, and the cabinets in the last pic. Oh, and a fake brick backsplash in terra-cotta red with BLACK grout lines. Imagine the beauty of THAT color scheme next to the chrome-yellow counters. Lovely.

    A year after we moved in, we got rid of the above, replacing them with light maple cabinets and a dark brown, tan flecked Silestone countertop, with a tan tile backsplash.

  • 4 mimi // Aug 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I kept all the old stuff. I have white gold lame counter, groovy lighting, and original stainless steel wall oven and cooktop. I did, however, change the *ahem* wallpaper…

  • 5 Leif // Aug 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Mimi, 50s-60s stuff (mid-century modern) is really hot right now with the 20-30-year-olds. 70s is not far behind, I’m sure. Especially lighting and furniture. Wallpaper, never.

  • 6 Jozef // Aug 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I really like the second kitchen! The cabinets and wallpaper go together nicely, but the countertop clashes a bit. It would have flowed nicely with harvest gold appliances though.
    The flooring is awful though. I like linoleum, but that pattern looks so cheap.

  • 7 TLynn // Aug 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Leif, I would love to have a very well kept 50’s kitchen. I love the colors and the retro stoves.

    That first picture is horrible. I would be really focused on the wallpaper than the carpet.

  • 8 Ron W // Aug 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    This is completely off topic. There are two things that I monitor constantly on the internet: Car related sites and Ugly House Photos! While checking out the horrendously long, 1976 Ford Gran Torino, I noticed that the grill resembled the wonderful John F. Long builder cabinets that we all so love…

    Check it out and see what you think!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1976_Ford_Gran_Torino_Crop.jpg

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