A New Blog Party: Freaky House-Photos Friday

neighbors-splitDo you ever get tired of all the picture-perfect rooms on blogs and in magazines? Do you ever feel like your house just doesn’t stack up? I do! But I have a solution–a blog party I’m going to call Freaky House-Photos Friday. There’s nothing like looking at a few not-so-great spaces to make you feel instantly better about yours!

I know I’m not the only one who gets a kick out of odd or ugly rooms because my Bad MLS Photos are some of my most popular posts. You know you love ’em. You may leave comments like, “My eyes are burning!” and “I just lost my appetite for lunch!” but you keep coming back for more, don’t you?

If you have a blog and want to play along, here are a few ideas for things you could show us:

#1: Something you found in the real estate listings.

red carpet-pillows-blinds-treadmill

#2: A room from an old magazine or decorating book.

BHG gold-avocado foyer#3: A room from a magazine that’s supposed to be chic, but you’re not so sure.

KellyWearstlerLR#4: A room in your house that you want to change. (Ask for ideas!)

tub with mirrors#5: A room that used to look freaky before you fixed it up. (Show us the after!)

pink dining roomMark your calendars: Friday, April 2, we’ll take a break from all the prettiness to ugly-up our blogs for one day, have a few laughs, and make everyone feel better about their own homes. Who’s with me?

(Photos via an old BHG Decorating book, Domino, and the real estate listings.)

To see more design-challenged rooms, visit my Bad MLS Photos page.

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  1. says

    Hi, I am soo glad I came across your blog again…I absolutely love it! You inspire so many people with this blog! Hi, I’m Meme from Screaming Meme…It is so nice to of found you again…I want to personally invite you over to Screaming Meme…I look forward to visiting soon! Meme

  2. says

    am i crazy that i like the #3 room, thats supposed to be chic, but we’re not so sure? i like it! 😉
    but the rest—-OY! The first image and the word “freaky” go hand in hand.

    • hookedonhouses says

      Kellie (Cashon & Co.)–Not crazy! I tried to pick something that could go either way. -Julia :-)

  3. says

    hahahaha I love it. I’ll definitely play along. You always have the most fun parties, Julia!
    Have a good weekend!
    xo Isa

  4. says

    Wow! That first house reminds me of two-face from Batman. Oddly enough, I’d like either of those sides if they were by themselves.

    Sadly, I can’t play along because I’ll have just gotten back in town from vacation…

  5. says

    This is going to be great! I am looking forward to these-and your example pics are a good start! :) I enjoy your blog-love looking at houses!
    .-= Josanne´s last blog ..My Marriage Tips =-.

  6. Kim says

    Sounds fun! I’ll have to start searching for a good picture to feature in April’s Freaky House-Photos Friday.

  7. says

    Oh goodie, Ill post my hideous yellow kitchen that I just bought with the really high ceilings and see what you all come up with.

  8. says

    I am totally up for this! Our house was a hot mess when we bought it three years ago so I have lots of material for this. :-)
    .-= Staz´s last blog ..*fist pump!* =-.