Is this Considered Decorating On a Shoestring Budget?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. BK629999

Decorating on a Shoestring Budget or Not?

 

I am never surprised when I head out to a house to show it to my clients, especially when we are looking at investment properties.

Foreclosures often turn up things that become interesting topics of discussion and this one was no exception.

Would this living room be considered decorating on a shoestring budget? 

I bet they had a lot of fun doing it.

This picture was taken in the living room of a bank owned foreclosure offered for sale in Melbourne Beach, FL.

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
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I have also seen this type of thing before.

Usually with a hard to cover color also.

Jun 27, 2014 11:24 AM #1
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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Hi Sandy. A few years back when we had over 30,000 homes for sale per month inventory, we had numerous foreclosures/bank-owned. During those years we saw many foreclosed vacant homes whose walls, doors, cabinetry, and carpets had all kinds of decorative art work. It wasn't too difficult to read the anger, passion, and sadness in their art.

Jun 27, 2014 11:52 AM #2
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Definitely an interesting look, Sandy.  Hope whoever buys this home has a lot of paint.

Jun 27, 2014 10:15 PM #3
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That looks like a way to entertain the kids on a Saturday afternoon...or the after effects of late night wine party!

Jun 28, 2014 12:19 AM #4
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Toni Weidman
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I think I see a painting party in this homes future, Sandy.  I'm sure it had a special meaning to the owners.

Jun 28, 2014 07:27 AM #5
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Sandy, I am sure they did have fun doing it. Good thing painting is one of the eastiest things to c hnge in any home. 

Jun 28, 2014 08:02 AM #6
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I too have seen some crafts that look like a kindergartner did them however it's not that easy to do art or appreciate it..

Jun 30, 2014 02:55 PM #7
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Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
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William, I was thinking the same thing... this is probably going to take a few coats, as it will be hard to cover!

Jul 01, 2014 02:11 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Toni, they probably had a great time doing it. That's for sure!  And you're right, it held some significance for the family that did it.

Jul 01, 2014 02:12 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Bob, painting is one of the easiest things to change in a home. And, it's one of the things that can make the most difference, too.

Jul 01, 2014 02:14 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Paul, I think that art really is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?

Jul 01, 2014 02:14 AM #11
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Jane, I agree, that back when we had so many foreclosures on the market, it never ceased to amaze the kinds of things that we found. I remember one gorgeous home where someone had taken about 20 bottles of nail polish and had thrown them and broken them all over the tile floors in the living room. It was such a shame.

Jul 01, 2014 02:24 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Gabe, this house looked like it needed just about everything... paint, flooring, baths, a kitchen... you name it.

Jul 01, 2014 02:25 AM #13
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Gary, too funny. It's hard to tell exactly what prompted them to be so creative on the living room walls. Would have been interesting to hear how that conversation came about.

Jul 01, 2014 02:26 AM #14
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