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Old 03-25-2018, 03:15 PM
 
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My dad thought he would surprise my mom so he painted the bathroom walls bright cherry red! The paint was shiny high-gloss. He was very proud of what he did. My mom was pretty shook up. When guests would walk out of the bathroom, the look on their face was priceless.


Have you ever seen an odd/strange paint job done on the interior of a home?
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: NC
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When I was in college I helped a friend who was hired by an apartment manager to repaint a vacant apartment back to the original white paint. The bathroom was cherry red, the dining room was orange, and the living room was black. I don't know if a good primer like Kilz was available back then, but it took us FIVE coats of white to overcome the decorative red and orange, and four coats for the black. Whew.
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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When I was married to my first husband (a designer, no less), we had an apartment with a tiny, windowless galley kitchen. He decided to paint the entire room gloss black. I used to refer to it as "the Crypt".
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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The neighbor who rented out his house for many yrs. (now it's for sale) but at one point when it was vacant he asked us over to look at it - he'd painted over the textured wallpaper (remember the stripes and flowers raised stuff?) - we were speechless and he was apparently so proud that it "brightened up the place" - not sure if it still looks like that or not.........
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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My BIL painted my sister's dining room in their old house a deep violet/purple. It was actually a lovely color. Not really what you think of for a DR, however. However, my sister was not happy and he had to paint it before they put their house on the market. Their LR (next door) was two different shades of orange. It all looked great but most people wouldn't be able to see past it.

When we lived in NY, my DS had a friend whose dad painted the Mets logo on his BR wall. They were trying to sell their house at the same time as we were so I saw it in the RE listing This was not a small logo. It took up the entire wall.

For those not familiar, the Mets colors are blue, orange and white.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:07 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When we bought this house in 1993 the master bedroom was navy blue. I can’t imagine who would want that. It took two coats of primer before we could put on the off-white and move in.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Actually the worst was probably in my own first house.

It was the early 90's and sponge painting was a "thing." I decided it looked easy, and I was right. It was easy to make it room look really bad. I sponge painted the lower half of the walls in my kids' room with bright, red, blue and yellow. It looked awful, but they liked it (they were toddlers/preschool age) When we moved a few years later I had a painter re-do the room.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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When my ex-neighbor was moving, we went over to help her move a few pieces of furniture. The walls of her living room were pink and lavender swirls with glitter mixed in. It was practically 3-dimensional with glitter. It looked like a princess fairy castle, which made us giggle a bit later at home because she was a very masculine woman who wore men's jeans, flannel, and boots every time we saw her.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:49 PM
 
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My first rental: 2 family house, 3 bedrooms upstairs on each side. In ours, the 2 kids rooms were black and deep maroon.

I've seen some crazy ones on Zillow too! These are all in the same house
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:54 PM
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I guess beauty - and bizarreness - is in the eye of the beholder. Some of the paint jobs described here sound like they would actually be pretty cool, if they were well-executed.
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