Showing posts with label staging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label staging. Show all posts

Friday, July 27, 2012


We all know that to sell a house in this market is tough.  You really have to appeal to the emotional side of the buyer.....which is when people found out that a nicely decorated home would sell quicker.  That....and clean closets, clean basements, garages....and a good de-clutter!

My friend called the the other day and said that I HAD to come see a home in my neighborhood that had just been staged to sell.

This home had been a rental for 15 years.  It was being sold as a "FSBO" or "for sale by owner" or "Fo' Shizzle My Nizzle"!

I also know the person who owns it and staged it as well [she lives in the neighborhood].   We both laughed at the mention of stopping for items that people put on the curb for trash!

Support group.

Here are some of the pictures I took when I got there....

This house was probably built in the late 40's.  Some of the things they did were add these great gutters....

New roof....and I love the dark gray trim with the red brick.  She told me they did everything in 2 weeks.

This is a small house.  By adding the mirror on the fireplace wall it really expanded the room.  Didn't fool me though.....All of these furnishings were either from her basement or thrift stores.

Thrift shop or not I was about to jump on these chairs.  Notice she just added a white platter on the tray.

Painted the tile surround white.
Threw a piece of marble on top of this cabinet and added mirror on the doors.

Painted these lamps white.....Old sofa...

Plastic chargers from the dollar store.  All smoke and mirrors....

In the dining room there was a small round table....when I say small....this is the only eating area.  The sofa looked so cute in there...but of course not really practical!

Original cabinets [1940's people] knobs.  Then the mirrored backsplash...yep.  Blind them with bling!  She did put in new granite countertops and sink.
Cute bath.  Notice 2 mirrors...just to help make the space seem larger.  She hung the shower curtain to the ceiling and I think that chandelier is from Ikea.

One of the 3 bedrooms.

This was a little area off the "master" upstairs.  They left the floors natural.  Now I have to be honest.  If you were a little drunk would be hard to get up these steep and narrow stairs.  But was decorated so cute that you might not think of that.

Curtain finials used for door knobs.

Same brick wall.

Small alcove in the master upstairs.  Like I could put my makeup on there.....where is the 10X magnifying mirror?

Silk curtains in the master bath......

This is how she staged the backyard.....

People...there is not even a driveway to this house [only street parking].  Including the master upstairs it is a 3/2.  The only living and dining space are the ones I showed you.  The kitchen is the size of a postage stamp.  In my opinion is was a tad over priced.

The first thing I noticed is where can I put my TV...priorities right?

Well I am here to tell you it sold in ONE day.  Uh Huh.  I was shocked.  But it just goes to show you that sometimes charming will wow them.....

It reminds me of when I bought my first house.  I was 25 years old.  It was a townhouse AND it was the model.  I was also blinded and did not even negotiate.....then they took all of the pretty stuff out.

Crikey it was ugly.

I am not really sure what the moral of this post is.....

Hey remember the RL fabric that I am using in the ORC???  I found a picture where they used it on chairs.

It came today and I have had it in every room of my house....just to see if it would work.

Of course those beautiful dark walls are killing me also.

And you guys have to remind me to tell my "croc" is pretty damn funny.

Hope your weekend is the shizzle.


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