Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So calming.



Another find by Mary the Nebraska Realtor. "Anyone crazy enough to put these colors together on a wall needs to be in a padded room," she writes. "Oh, wait..."

31 comments:

JoUK said...

In the early 70's, I am sure that a friend of my mother had this in suede-coat form . . . . scary!

T said...

I'm assuming they use the padded room for a garage band (that plays really obnoxious music) and that obviously they haven't had any paying gigs because otherwise who would decorate with the carpet remnants that are normally reserved for preschool kids to sit on!

webbie said...

I'm guessing those are carpet samples glued to the wall...great for the drywall!

Mike K said...

Why pay for carpet when you can dumpster dive and get last years carpet samples.

Welcome to the circus.

bikerchick said...

The listing claims, "basement walls that are straight as an arrow!" And we know, because we laid carpet tiles up the walls to prove it!

Oh, the bathroom faux abalone tile is to die for! Wait, looks like the black caulk strip is hiding lots of mold that must have given its life for this home. ::shakes head::

Aim said...

I think these people really liked carpet, it looks like carpet is in the kitchen, carpet in the garage. Why not put carpet samples on the wall?

Diana and Fam said...

Those are carpet samples! Talk about being CHEAP!!!

Meg said...

This reminds me of my brother's freshman year dorm room. He and his roommie lived in a prison like new dorm at UNCW, cinderblock walls, vinal floors, it was awful. They wanted carpet but couldn't afford it. They went dumpster diving and cut out the usable parts. They duct taped it together on the bottom and voila...wall to wall carpet. It was kind cool actually. Different shapes, heights, designs. Compared to that, this is a poor execution.

Schrothtastic said...

I actually thought about doing that to my basement FLOOR years ago - I couldn't afford real carpeting, so I thought different carpet samples would be cool. Boy, am I glad I didn't do it.

Anonymous said...

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor padded cell..

mishebe said...

Hi, I just linked your blog to mine to let everyone know how friggn hilarious it is. I have not laughed so much in a long time.. thanks. mishelle

Anonymous said...

It's good insulation I guess.

Anonymous said...

But it is really outstanding, isn't it? LOL

Tlönista said...

I have to use Microsoft Office 2003 at work. In Word, you can insert various shapes into your document via the Drawing toolbar. You can fill them with solid colour, patterns, or various coloured patterns called, for some reason, "textures". Grey marble, papyrus, wood grain, stuff like that. They're displayed as thumbnails in a grid.

That is what that grid looks like.

LadyCiani said...

Hah, I don't have pics, but 50 years ago my grandfather tiled his shower in leftover tile, and it made a shower theme similar to this.

Effective? yes. Cheap? oh yes. And it showed.

Cottagecheap said...

I could have actually stood it if they did 'related' colors. I like the idea of being "Green" but keep it real people!

Sadly there is HARDWOOD under all that carpet....

Megan NZ said...

Is it just me or were there two of every photo in the listing?? bizarre.......

Brandy said...

Micro-mosaic - you're doing it wrong!

This one really makes me feel ill... Although it could be the fires and smoke...

Stuart said...

Doesn't that constitute Partridge Family copyright infringement?

Kaysie said...

That is a pretty crazy (and scary) picture.

~Kaysie

Glory von Hathor said...

I just wanna grab an army of balloon animals and go crazy with the static cling you could get off of that basement...

K. said...

This one made me gag. Not only is it visually scarring, but the kindergarten memories just keep coming...

Melissa said...

If you've ever wanted to live inside a ginormous Coach bag, here's your chance.

GeePig said...

So, I assume that they don't have an upright vacuum cleaner, it would keep falling off the walls.

Corey said...

That is a lot of work for that amount of beautification

Susan said...

Someone was TOTALLY growing pot in this room. Isn't that a Gro-light hanging from the ceiling?

Boter2099 said...

"want to check out my crib? I've got my own recording studio! I sound proofed it in carpet samples, so no one will hear you scream"

Abbey said...

I actually had a physical reaction to this one. And not in a good way, as you can guess. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to sprinkle cat-nip and unleash about 20 kittens in that room. . .they'd literally be climbing the walls! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Probably used for soundproofing...i know a lot of bands who did this in their basements.

William said...

Did the Partridge Family live here?