Who remembers when “Trading Spaces” had designers wrecking up innocent houses every week for laughs and entertainment? Okay, sometimes the makeovers turned out okay. But there were others when designers like Hildi Santo-Tomás pulled some pretty crazy stunts.
This was one of her particularly memorable ones…
Hay, Are You Sure That’s a Good Idea, Hildi?
Who could forget the episode when she glued straw to the walls of one unsuspecting couple’s living room?
Those poor homeowners. How would you ever get that off?
Update: I read that it took them 17 hours to scrape it all off after the “Trading Spaces” crew left town (SFGate).
It’s worth noting that this is a woman who thought nothing of dumping tons of sand inside another house:
You know, it never occurred to me that anyone might see her put straw on the walls and think,
“I need some hay in my house, too!”
But apparently someone did.
A reader spotted this in the real estate listings and said she immediately thought of Hildi:
Can you imagine the work it took to do this to the ceiling?
This “chalet-style living room” is in a house for sale in Minnesota for $250,000.
Here’s what the listing agent says about it: “If you’re tired of the same old houses, you’ve got to see this one!” Check the listing for the rest of the photos, including a kitchen that doesn’t seem to belong to the rest of the house.
Check out 6 of the Worst Makeovers in “Trading Spaces” History (if you dare!):
Were you a fan of “Trading Spaces” back in the day? What were some of your favorite home-makeover disasters? I’ll never forget the time Doug Wilson turned a bedroom into a jail cell, complete with a mural of prisoners! 😀