Sunday, April 25, 2010

it's always sunny in our living room

there were tears upon my first viewing of our new rental house in alabama. it's a fine house, our house, a very, very, very, fine house. but very oddly decorated. since our move was planned and executed in a month's time, we didn't have the chance to venture to alabama to check out properties. we basically winged it through the powers of the internet. this is the result. thomas likes to refer to it as, "the olive garden without the breadsticks." i refer to it as the temple of doom.
at last, the long-awaited highlights of our new abode in alabama:

at first glance, a mild-mannered living room
but upon closer appraisal, you've entered another world.
it's always sunny in our living room. the faux sky and vine ceiling:

the bird corner, or a paint job that would even make doves cry:
our own graffiti bridge. where we can party like thieves in the temple.(3 prince references in one post! this blog has everything!)
the "marble-ized" columns and the faux brick wallpaper.

and the tin foil bathroom. a veritable faux finish faux pas.
silver leaf on the walls and broken mirror mosaics.

thanks to all the mirrors, the hall of horrors goes on forever.






the hand painted splatter paint jackson pollack phone jack in the bathroom. in case you have to take care of business while you are taking care of business.


there are about 100 of these little maryjane-style flowers hand pieced together and glued to the wall in the silver bathroom. it's like trading spaces with a budget of $13 and a hot glue gun.


it's like a dream come true. if i dreamt of living in a roller rink slash cheesy photo studio. on the vegas strip. but without all the cheap buffets and blush inducing billboards.

12 comments:

Sarah Beck said...

wow--all i can say is wow.

too bad they won't let you paint!

Marci said...

Oh my my my. Oh dear dear dear. I haven't ever seen anything like that! Wow! You and Thomas are sports for sure. How long will you be in your lovely abode?

Thanaglim said...

whoa...

Jess said...

Hilarious!

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Don't act like you don't like everything in that house. I can see this post for what it really is - a poor attempt to brag about how cool both you and your house are. Admit it, even if you could, you wouldn't change one little thing about it! Doves crying - please! More like doves singing with excitement! I seriously can't wait to see this "crib" in person. And what about the room where all the magic happens? You can't tell me THAT room isn't even better than the silver bathroom.

Steph said...

Jealous, so, so jealous. At least I can live vicariously through your pictures.

Livin' Single said...

Do you remember that time you lived in that hippie's basement, and there were all of these weird instruments on the wall and a fully stocked bar? And one bedroom was the size of my open palm? And we made Shirley Temples everyday? And we had to go upstairs to use their washing machine and their was a picture of their wedding and they were both wearing dresses and the monk who performed the wedding was a woman? Just saying. You guys have all the luck with housing.

Steph and Glen said...

disgusting! but, hope you're having a blast in alabama! miss you and happy belated 30th....welcome to the big 3-0 club!

Leigh Collins said...

YIKES!!!! Someone got a little DIY-happy in that house! You guys definitely have the luck with houses! Hope you can find your own place VERY SOON!

The Stimpson Family said...

OH, Heidi!!! This totally had me laughing!!! How funny....so, so funny!! What fun times you have in your rentals!! Good luck selling your house soon! I know that is a stressful time. Love you!

Rochelle said...

WOW. We have a friend in Raleigh who owns a condo with a hot pink bathroom (even the ceilings) inherited from the previous owner, and it seriously GLOWS when the light is on. You are definitely bringing the competition here though.

Debbie said...

hahaha.. oh my gosh! i saw that first picture (without noticing the ceiling) and didn't understand why you didn't like it... but it didn't take me long to figure it out!! how long will you be there? good luck with that! ;-)