"I hate our painted fireplace. We didn't paint it -- the previous owners did -- and it makes me cringe. Why ruin a beautiful brick fireplace? We can't remove the paint; it's permanent."
"We have a Harley-themed bathroom! It took months before I could get my husband to agree to change it up! (He bought the house before we were married.) Oh, and the horrid money toilet seat -- clear plastic with coins and dollars embedded in it. He thought it looked good and made a unique statement. (Yeah, tacky!!!)"
"The ugly stenciling in our bathroom makes me gag, but I can live with it for now."
"We had giant eight-foot-tall, gold-trimmed, mirrored closet doors in the living room. Gross! That and the filthy vertical blinds were the first things out the door."
"Somehow the previous owner managed to live in the home for eight years without making a single update to the cheap builder installations: matte white walls, ugly brass light fixtures both inside and out, and a rock pit where a patio or deck should be. You can bet fixing these are at the top of our priority list!"
"Our house's previous owners had all of the bathroom cabinets, toilet-paper holders, mirrors, shelves, and coat racks permanently adhered to the walls." I had no idea until we moved in. If I want to take any of them out, I have to re-drywall the whole room!"
"My husband's bathroom had kissing swans and seashells; the master bedroom had gold cherubs and lacy frilly curtains."
"Our current home had a park mural painted in the bathroom. It was so gross! I would use the toilet while staring at a bird in a birdbath painted on the wall. There was a tree, a picket fence, tulips, and clouds. Even the vanity has flowers and butterflies. It took sanding, three coats of primer, and two coats of paint to finally get rid of it."
"I don't know if this counts because I wasn't insane enough to actually let my husband decorate anything, but he suggested that when we redo our master bedroom we use a saloon theme. He thought hanging pistols over the bed would be cool. Oh yeah, and he wanted to install some swinging saloon doors in place of the bedroom doors."
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