My House is Not a Victorian.

Well, duh! My house is a crappy ranch. I just want you to be aware that I’m aware that I don’t live here.

Victorian House

Oh, if only.

I could decorate the crap out of that house. I lurve Victorian inspired décor. Curvy legged furniture and tufted velvet… Damask wallpaper and chandeliers… Intricate moulding and millwork… None of which really makes sense in my crappy ranch.

My Crappy Ranch

So what does make sense? Ranch décor? What am I? A freaking cowboy? I couldn’t care less if the outside of my house matches the inside. Let the interior design police come and get me. I’ve heard their jail cells look like this:

Plaid

Whatever. I ain’t scared.

I think Transitional makes perfect sense for my crappy house. That’s a mash up of Traditional (i.e. Victorian) and Contemporary styles. I like to add in a little bit of Industrial and Hollywood Regency because I’m crazy like that. No freaking idea what I’m talking about? Here are some pictures to help clarify. (Not to mention all of the links I just put in there for you. I give and I give…)

Clearly I have excellent taste. I can’t wait until my house is ready to be decorated! Maybe in 2016. I did start painting my living room though. I’ll show you that in my next post. Be patient. I’m going as fast as I can want to…

And while I’m writing this post about stuff I like (as opposed to stuff I’m working on… shh… you weren’t supposed to notice this post is b.s. … pay attention…), the peeps at Hometalk.com have asked me to “curate” (their word) a collection of desk makeovers that I think are awesome. I guess they thought I must have fantastic taste in desks because they saw my desk rescue. And, of course, they’re absolutely right. I do have fantastic taste, and not just in desks. (As I just demonstrated. Where were you?) Here are my favorites:

Hometalk desk collection

Not for nothing, but if you like DIY and you’ve never been to hometalk.com, you might want to check it out. (Actually, you were just there if you clicked on that graphic above. Thanks for coming right back, you loyal reader you…) There are many talented people over there tackling all sorts of interesting projects and most of them are much more helpful than I am when it comes to showing you how to do stuff. But they don’t have my sparkling personality. You can only get that right here…

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6 Responses to My House is Not a Victorian.

  1. dbmojo says:

    The Interior Design police JAIL CELL – LAFF OUT LOUD!

    • My Crappy House says:

      I know, right?? Can you imagine spending time in an orange plaid cell? Just kill me, interior design police. Kill me.

  2. Susan says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. This post gave me a fabulous idea for my bedroom redesign – – which I cannot say exactly is going to happen. I have too many other projects in the works right now…but some day. Uh oh – – I think you are rubbing off on me.

    • My Crappy House says:

      Not uh oh… You probably meant to say, “AWESOME! I think you’re rubbing off on me!” Glad I could help

  3. Jill says:

    You have very good taste, and your house isn’t crappy at all, not anymore, anyway.
    Husband and I have occupied our crappy house for a very long time, and we just found out there’s a working sink in our garage. We’re not terribly observant about things like that. There are probably entire rooms that we’ve failed to notice.

    • My Crappy House says:

      Oh my goodness! That’s quite a find! Have you opened every door? Maybe there’s a hidden library or gym in there somewhere. Perhaps a solarium. “Hey, where do these stairs go? Wow! We have a basement?!” Haha this is cracking me up