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Tasteful Friends: Gasp and Gawk at This Packed Arlington Tract Home's Store-Bought Art

You know that tacky pop culture shit they sell at Cracker Barrel and Hobby Lobby? I think we've finally found the lady who buys most of it.

And what's the story with the living room furniture? Why is it so starkly out of place with the rest of this decor?

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by Anonymousreply 72March 29, 2023 4:24 PM

I’d rather die than live in that house if horrors.

by Anonymousreply 1March 23, 2023 7:20 PM

It seems very low hanging fruit to provoke satisfying gawking and snarking.

by Anonymousreply 2March 23, 2023 7:21 PM

They are happy with it so good for them. That area of the US isn't know for sophistication.

by Anonymousreply 3March 23, 2023 7:23 PM

Truly awful. It's hard to see any potential without being distracted by the decor. So many questions, Like why is there a patio dining set in the entry hall? Why would the listing broker highlight the rusty old shed and half full dirty old above ground pool? Why wasn't the makeshift closet in one bedroom dismantled temporarily for the photo shoot?

by Anonymousreply 4March 23, 2023 7:23 PM

Nothing says "praise Him" like having the Rolling Stones poster right next to a cross.

by Anonymousreply 5March 23, 2023 7:39 PM

How tacky.

by Anonymousreply 6March 23, 2023 7:44 PM

Grandma was a road whore groupie back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 7March 23, 2023 7:46 PM

Only a DLer would have a room dedicated to I Love Lucy.

by Anonymousreply 8March 23, 2023 7:48 PM

It’s hideous, but in a very normal way. It doesn’t seem special enough to be here.

I’m getting the vibe that adult children are still living at home and selling the house is the only way that the widowed mom can get them out.

by Anonymousreply 9March 23, 2023 7:49 PM

Shows well.

by Anonymousreply 10March 23, 2023 7:51 PM

Texans’ obsession with Texas and living in Texas is so strange to me. I was born in Illinois, raised in Ohio, and now live in New York and the thought of displaying any of those state flags on the wall of my home is not one I would ever have. The TX flag isn’t even pleasant to look at.

A coworker got married and his wedding cake had a big Texas flag on it. I just stared, he smirked. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 11March 23, 2023 7:52 PM

r11 I lived in New Mexico and it's the only state flag I'd be happy to display

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by Anonymousreply 12March 23, 2023 7:54 PM

[qu0te]You know that tacky pop culture shit they sell at Cracker Barrel and Hobby Lobby?

Why, no, OP, I don't. Why would you accuse me of familiarity with those places?

by Anonymousreply 13March 23, 2023 7:57 PM

I just put that same flooring in my kitchen. Now I'm obviously going to have to tear it out.


by Anonymousreply 14March 23, 2023 8:00 PM

R12, agree. That’s a good one.

by Anonymousreply 15March 23, 2023 8:06 PM

That swamp of a pool, coupled with the rusty shed, really gives the place personality.

by Anonymousreply 16March 23, 2023 8:10 PM

Isn't this where the fictional setting of King of the Hill was based on?

by Anonymousreply 17March 23, 2023 8:10 PM

It's Boomhauer's house.

by Anonymousreply 18March 23, 2023 8:12 PM

That house is a teardown, along with with everything in it.

by Anonymousreply 19March 23, 2023 8:14 PM

I have a singing turkey from Cracker Barrel.

They couldn't make up their mind on the privacy film for the windows so they bought one of each?

by Anonymousreply 20March 23, 2023 8:15 PM

[quote]They are happy with it so good for them.

They're selling it, Miss Pollyanna. They're not that happy with it.

by Anonymousreply 21March 23, 2023 8:20 PM

[quote]Miss Pollyanna

Marry me, r21

by Anonymousreply 22March 23, 2023 8:21 PM

This is the same type of crap that was being sold at the Murdaugh Estate auction.

by Anonymousreply 23March 23, 2023 8:25 PM

They're keeping out their share of Mexican Vampires.

by Anonymousreply 24March 23, 2023 8:32 PM

Lots of personality!

by Anonymousreply 25March 23, 2023 8:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 26March 23, 2023 8:41 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but at $279K it seems to be a bit ambitious in it's pricing

by Anonymousreply 27March 23, 2023 8:43 PM

Love the ad hoc “patio”. Shouldn’t there be a still there?

by Anonymousreply 28March 23, 2023 8:50 PM

The above-ground pool really ties it all together.

by Anonymousreply 29March 23, 2023 8:51 PM

The under 7 foot ceilings lend a welcome cozy feeling.

by Anonymousreply 30March 23, 2023 8:56 PM

Every last thing there was bought at Marshall's (or the cheaper version of Marshall's).

by Anonymousreply 31March 23, 2023 9:01 PM

The ceilings are too low to hang yourself!

by Anonymousreply 32March 23, 2023 9:03 PM

Ya gotta wonder about people who feel the need to display so many reminders to laugh and love.

by Anonymousreply 33March 23, 2023 9:08 PM

R33 twisted like some deranged Baby Jane shit

by Anonymousreply 34March 23, 2023 9:09 PM

Good rental property. It's no fun making fun of poors' home decor. What options do they have? Commission local artists? Art galleries? No. They are not trying to impress us that is for damn sure. It's much more fun to make fun of rich people who have so many options at their fingertips yet still fuck it up.

by Anonymousreply 35March 23, 2023 9:09 PM

R35 you can be poor and have good taste

by Anonymousreply 36March 23, 2023 9:10 PM

As awful as it is, R35 is right. These people probably worked hard for this place and probably thought it was great. They bought what they could afford. It is more fun mocking the Trumps and Kardashians of the world who have money but zero taste.

by Anonymousreply 37March 23, 2023 9:16 PM

Shannan and Chris Watts had one of those LIVE LAUGH LOVE wall plaques…every time I see one of them I remember that.

by Anonymousreply 38March 23, 2023 9:21 PM

R36 Only if you are creative. Don't take creativity for granted. Not everyone has it.

by Anonymousreply 39March 23, 2023 9:30 PM

[quote]Isn't this where the fictional setting of King of the Hill was based on?

No, that’s Garland.

by Anonymousreply 40March 23, 2023 9:41 PM

It could be that the resident hausfrau started with one Live, Laugh, Love sign. Then maybe found another. Then one of her kids saw one and said, "Hey, Mama would love this!" and got it for her for Christmas and it snowballed. It's how my Grandma ended up with a collection of like 30 teapots that she never used but displayed on top of the kitchen cabinets.

by Anonymousreply 41March 23, 2023 9:53 PM


Are all the crosses/crucifixes hanging there to ward off vampires?

by Anonymousreply 42March 23, 2023 9:57 PM

It screams Trump supporter.

by Anonymousreply 43March 23, 2023 10:18 PM

Even the pillow has a slogan.

by Anonymousreply 44March 24, 2023 12:23 AM

R42 It's a wash. The crosses will repel vampires, but all that "I Love Lucy" tat will attract elderly homosexuals with cheap wine and smokers' laughs.

I know which ghoulish gang I'd rather have hanging around MY house!

by Anonymousreply 45March 24, 2023 7:34 PM

Lots of crosses, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Live Laugh Love....

Nicholas Fairford could shimmy the whole thing up with some antimacassars.

by Anonymousreply 46March 24, 2023 9:33 PM

can anyone imagine having sex in this house

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by Anonymousreply 47March 25, 2023 2:19 PM

Who lives here do you think? A gay man or couple? A single man or woman? Lesbians? A family?

by Anonymousreply 48March 25, 2023 3:43 PM

R47 get your own thread!

One awful house per thread, please!

by Anonymousreply 49March 25, 2023 3:48 PM

op, sorry

by Anonymousreply 50March 25, 2023 3:54 PM

Why would I look at the inside of a house that looks like that on its outside?

by Anonymousreply 51March 28, 2023 1:52 AM

The one cross done in an American flag motif screams Christian Nationalist. My partner and I joke about stenciling Live, Laugh, Love around the house because we’re both dedicated misanthropes.

by Anonymousreply 52March 28, 2023 2:06 AM

Of course it has an above ground pool.

by Anonymousreply 53March 28, 2023 2:06 AM

Her agent did her a terrible disservice but not insisting that 75% of that crap be removed before pictures.

by Anonymousreply 54March 28, 2023 2:07 AM

Obviously some religious nut lives there. Anytime I see people use crosses as decorative art all over the fucking house I know I'm dealing with a mental case.

by Anonymousreply 55March 28, 2023 2:19 AM

R40 is quite correct about King of the Hill:


by Anonymousreply 56March 28, 2023 2:20 AM

R8 my guess about the Lucy room…that’s the 30-year-old overweight gay son/computer geek’s “Man cave.”

by Anonymousreply 57March 28, 2023 2:33 AM

Needs more crosses

by Anonymousreply 58March 28, 2023 3:22 AM

It seems quite hip for Texas. When the neighbors drop in they probably say "Bless your heart."

Anyway, it looks clean though not very cozy.

by Anonymousreply 59March 28, 2023 3:49 AM

Those pressboard cabinet things in the dining room make me want to cry.

by Anonymousreply 60March 28, 2023 4:02 AM

I lived with some asshole for a very short time, who is catholic, and started nailing crosses all over the walls, when I was at work.

Obviously, that relationship didn’t last long.

by Anonymousreply 61March 28, 2023 4:13 AM

It should be staged.

It might sell if it was staged.

by Anonymousreply 62March 28, 2023 4:24 AM

[quote]It might sell if it was staged.

Who's to say it wasn't? This is Texas after all.

by Anonymousreply 63March 28, 2023 4:36 AM

In the MidWest, that garage is usually converted into a family room with large windows facing the depressing driveway. The floors are always cold and you’re expected to take your shoes off when entering.

by Anonymousreply 64March 28, 2023 4:37 AM

My goodness. It looks just like the house in which I always imagined by decomposed corpse would be found buried in the basement.

by Anonymousreply 65March 28, 2023 4:53 AM

Worst broker in the world. This poor old lady is losing a ton of money

by Anonymousreply 66March 28, 2023 5:30 AM

Their love of Lucy is the only redeeming factor.

by Anonymousreply 67March 28, 2023 12:09 PM

[quote] It should be burned down. The land might sell if it was burned down.

There, fixed that for ya.

by Anonymousreply 68March 28, 2023 12:11 PM

This is about the same price as that little Tudor Revival house in Peoria. That's insane, this is just some boring 1960s-era brick tract house. With paneling!

by Anonymousreply 69March 28, 2023 12:18 PM

[quote]Love the ad hoc “patio”. Shouldn’t there be a still there?

Not in plain sight of the revenuers!

by Anonymousreply 70March 28, 2023 12:21 PM

The living room furniture is ghastly, its just a different kind of ghastly to the rest.

The house itself is pretty meh but not offensive, at least its clean and neat, I've seen much worse for far bigger money. All cleared out of the previous owners stuff and with actual nice stuff in it it could be livable - not beautiful but tolerable

by Anonymousreply 71March 29, 2023 6:47 AM

The neighborhood's not too bad. But give it ten years, and it'll be awful.

by Anonymousreply 72March 29, 2023 4:24 PM
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