Yay! Party Day is here! I hope I have at least a few participants, but if not at least you can enjoy my entries!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has made some questionable decisions in her decorating….in fact I know I’m not the only one because the first few photos I’ll share are from my mom’s house! Let’s venture back to the nineties, shall we, when mauve and baby blue were all the rage and sponge painting was in its heyday!
Exhibit A, my mom’s den:
She was quite fond of floral fabrics, as witnessed by the curtains in the dining room:
Now let’s move forward a few years to my first apartment in college. My roommate and I were so proud of our mad decorating skillz! These were our no-sew window treatments thumb tacked to the wall:
Yeah, we definitely had the primary color scheme goin’ on up in that apartment! The dining room chair cushions were covered in the same fabric and all our accessories were either red, yellow, blue or green. I’d like to think I’m a little more refined in my color palette now-a-days.
Moving on to my next apartment after college:
At the time, I thought my window treatments were totally fab, but looking back now they look kind of poofy and overdone. And did I mention those are also tacked to the wall with thumb tacks? Guess I was too cheap to spring for a rod!
And here’s another attempt at DIY artwork: Um, is it just me or are those purple sperm swimming around on that golden canvas?
And I’ve saved the best for last….the bathroom in a friend of mine’s home, where a multitude of decorating sins have been committed by the previous owner. I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves.
So how about some nice photos to make up for the atrocities I’ve just shown you? Here’s what my mom’s dining room looks like now, I think she may have burned those old drapes:
I’ll also be linking up to Gina’s Transformation Thursday.
So, let’s see those decorating mistakes, I know there’s more out there! Maybe the previous owners of your home left you some nasty wallpaper to deal with or you made an ill-advised color choice. Whatever it is, we want to see it!
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