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    Junior Member DeAnne-Mn.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    "A fool and their money are soon parted." I am frugal and save my money for more quilting stuff not redecorating. My husband asked me a few years ago if I wanted a total kitchen redo and I sad, nope. I live in a 1950 house with a 1950 kitchen and it suits me just fine. A new coat of paint and I am a happy camper. There is great joy in being content with what you have.
    I agree completly, joy and contentment do go well together, you put it very nicely.
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    I live in a house that is about 120 years "young" although windows and doors have been replaced and updates made to it. I have what they call, I think, "carpenters cabinets." They are just plain straight cabinets. They are built like a brick house. You can't move any of the shelves but they don't bow at all. It is filled with things I bought in high school, family items, antiques and cherished things. It isn't Better Homes and Garden but rather cozy and inviting. I don't care what color is "in", I don't care about styles changing, I want it to be homey. Don't watch that show as we only have regular TV but I like to look at new ideas but not changes my house with the fads. It's just a way to get people to spend money. I have quilts, afghans, counted cross stitch and many handmade things and it pleases me. It's mine, all bought and paid for and I like it.

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    I often watch their show and watched one just last night. So little on TV that I will even sit through. Really enjoy seeing the international househunters because I have traveled so little and enjoy seeing how homes and furnishings differ in other locales.
    It's interesting to see how the houses change as they replace walls, cabinets, etc. Would love to be able to rip out ugly tiling in my bathrooms that I picked out almost 40 years ago. HA But it's a blessing to be retired and not owe anything on a house, etc. We only update as things quit or wear out. As a final thought, I often liked the house before they did the renovations esp. if it is turned into a sea of beige and the unique features of say an arts and crafts type home are destroyed. I'm sitting saying NO I want that mantle or gorgeous turned wood or stone fireplace that is painted white.

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    Well, this reminds me of the "What not to wear" shows where they go in and throw out all your clothes. If they did that to me THEY would get thrown out on their ears. I like my clothes and my house. I guess there will always be some people who want to be told what to wear and how to decorate their house. I'm not one of them, I have my own mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Well I had watched and enjoyed some of their shows in the past. However I just went to their facebook page and told them that they have ticked off thousands of quilters. And I don't even normally do facebook - in fact was surprised when I got there.
    Good! I didn't think to look on FB for their page. I saw that episode...couldn't believe what I saw, ie no one wanting the quilt....so sad....and maddening!!!

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    Reminds me of my women's group meeting last fall. Brought in a couple of guys to tell us what was in, out, and valuable. They would tell how X is just horrible and pop up a picture. The one was of the grandfather's clock identical to the one in my foyer. Then there were several others things they were mocking that are in my house.

    At the end, they popped up pictures of the "in" things and their house. On the one table, there was this ugly stuffed chicken, that I thought I recognized from a friend's house. She had put in out in a garage sale because it was so pathetic. There it was among their "prized" possessions as among the "coolest" things. I could not help myself...I had to ask....Didnt Brenda throw that out because it was ugly? Of course, it was their cool purchase of the year. I swear the thing had fleas!!!

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    Don't you just wish you could reach into the tv and knock their heads together?
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    Yes, it's all about making your house as neutral as possible without being bland to appeal to as many buyers as possible.

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    I really like this show and like alot of shows on that channel they enter a home and only look at what it'll take to get it sold in that market. The changes they make are based on the market in that area;its different depending on where they are at. I've seen many shows where they ripped out what I thought was great carpet or cabinets but it's based on what's selling. As for the quilt; they aren't for everyone. I've read on here where someone put thier heart and soul into a quilt for a family member only to have them say it's not their style. That's where I'd really be hurt, family should know and appreciate the effort put into the quilt. Like I tell my kids when someone does something nice rather give you a gift or make you dinner; it doesn't matter rather you like it or not. It matters of the effort put into it and you at least say thank you even if you don't like it. The last part doesn't need to be mentioned. My daughter is a grown up and sometimes when she eats over she'll say she didn't like a certain thing but thank you for making it for her. That I can handle. If I got upset over TV shows, I'd never watch them again, especially with all of these "reality" shows out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    "A fool and their money are soon parted." I am frugal and save my money for more quilting stuff not redecorating. My husband asked me a few years ago if I wanted a total kitchen redo and I sad, nope. I live in a 1950 house with a 1950 kitchen and it suits me just fine. A new coat of paint and I am a happy camper. There is great joy in being content with what you have.
    I once read somewhere that you are never a success until you are happy with what you have, and I believe that. Contentment is so beautiful!

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    Guess they might let me keep my soft foam green carpet. I love the color and when the carpet was replaced I used almost the same color. Even if it isn't in style or no one else likes it - I love my green carpet. I don't pay much attention to the new styles just do what I like for me and dh.
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    Well, don't toss me off this Board but I went thru my "oak" phase in the 1980's. i have moved twice since then and remodeled the two kitchens, each time with honey maple cabinets. Very simple style. The current kitchen has a mocha glaze in the crevices. I don't care for the large, open grain of oak, but, hey, to each their own taste. I also did not buy into the current and tiring soon-to-be-dated stainless appliance craze. I prefer white. I am surely "dated" but it is my taste and I am happy.

    I love this show for the ideas but in the end, remodel and decorate to your taste.

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    First, I must say, that I didn't say that Canadians were horrible!!@# - I meant that, because it is in another country (no matter WHERE it would be) tastes are different from ours. For instance, according to Hyacinth, she uses a small refrigerator--ok----, but get the point?? If you took my statement incorrectly, I apologize.
    There is another Canadian program, I THINK - and that is "Love it or List it" I was really surprised to see the 1400 square ft homes that are HUGE!! The openness of the home, the MANY rooms, etc - wow! OUR 1400 sq ft homes would be single floor, tiny rooms, no elbow room. So many are $700K, but to do the HUGE remodel, it is about $30K-50K usually........send those carpenters to MO, do I have a job for them!!
    Lastly, beige carpeting is a neutral....One can decorate any way they want because of the neutral flooring, right? By ripping out perfectly good items is a WASTE! - Wouldn't you LOVE to follow them with a truck and pick up all those beautiful oak cabinets for your sewing rooms? Do people have $$ to burn?? In THIS day?????My theory is to "wear it out and use it up"
    And finally - remember the HGTV program with Gary Collins? They were going to buy a town and make it a craft town, etc. I remember him saying "we AREgoing to buy this town"....then poof!gone. In that time period, there were so many EXCELLENT programs on HGTV - who decided to take them off?
    This is MY opinion and I'm sticking with it!

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    My advice of what to do to those who pooh pooh other's 'style' is ignore them. There are always those who are outspoken or just plain mouthy, know it all and down right rude. If I did not ask for your opinion. Keep it to yourself. A few times in my life, a few have thought they had been given carte blanche to comment on my decor. When they were done, my rude slipped out on them, "Oh, you don't like the way I have things? Well, it doesn't really matter does it, you don't live here." "I love it." Converstation over and never have to deal with their opinions again.

    If someone ever said they were going to tear out OAK cabinets, they'd quickly find the street. To many today think 10 years is old, and some marketeer tells them it's time to update. What they are really saying is, you need to spend money (of which most DO NOT have). Thus they find out after spending big bucks, it didn't help fix anything. It's the inner self that need updated.

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    You have the concept right. Sometimes the fixer upper doesn't need fixing up, though. The owners just have no imagination, so they call the home a 'fixer upper'.

    My favorite was the family that had chickens in the house as pets - they roamed the house and did their thing on the carpets - and anywhere else they wanted to. My goodness, that house must have reeked. And some smells can't be removed without replacing otherwise good floors!

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