There's a Twitter account called 'Farmhouse Shaming' and it's pretty much what you'd expect it to be. Hilarious. According to its description, the account is directed at the current middle-class suburban interpretation of low-income rural housing aesthetics. More specifically, the seriously bonkers aesthetic dissonance that it creates.

It has all the cliches you can think of; from overused pseudo-motivating signs to outdoor picnic tables indoors and SO. MANY. BARN. DOORS. (Seriously, can someone tell me why people are putting them everywhere they can?)

But, to paraphrase a popular saying, your farmhouse is your colonial mansion. Nobody can stop you from decorating it however the heck you want it to look.

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Valerie Smart
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2 months ago

Nicotine styled kitchen. You nailed it.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Whatever did we do before we had signs on every wall... LIVE LAUGH LOVE!!! GATHER!!!! FAMILY!!!!!... how did we live without the instructions?

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Painting genuine antiques is a shame. This could be restored, at great expense.

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Interestingly, though, we're probably going to see a lot more interiors like these. According to a 2020 survey conducted by Homes.com of more than 5,000 adults across the U.S., "modern farmhouse" was the favorite house style in 42 out of 50 states.

Particularly in the Northwest, East, and Southeast, respondents opted for the classic, comfortable home style. According to those surveyed, a modern farmhouse looks "simple, cozy, and not too busy" and like "a nice big home for a family." Since time at home has recently gained new importance, it's no surprise that people are trying to balance what they consider to be beauty with comfort.

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theprincess'sfrog
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2 months ago

hahaha i need this

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago

Especially beautiful mid-century or antique pieces. Get reproductions if you want to paint them, you heathens.

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Octavia Hansen
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2 months ago

This is the kind of sign that would send me RUNNING from the house. Cult religion? Instructional sign to be submissive. No thanks.

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The runner-up most popular style was the "Mid-century Modern Ranch," which is preferred by residents of Midwestern states such as Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as Southwest states such as Colorado and Arizona. The Mid-century Modern Ranch is known for its "clean lines and big windows," and for being more "minimal and natural-looking," according to the respondents.

According to the survey, homebuyers pay roughly equal attention to many exterior features of a potential home. The size of the windows is most important to them, but they'll also keep an eye out for the number of windows, the presence of a porch or patio, and the shape of the roof.

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BoredBirb
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2 months ago

THE 'ED' ON THE END OF EACH WORD THO 😂😂😂

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der sebbl
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2 months ago

Painting over wood should be a crime

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Instagram Pantry. Completely useless.

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Octavia Hansen
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2 months ago

Sharp, pointy objects on the ceiling and cactus print on the pillow . . . what message are they sending?

Caro Caro
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2 months ago

They like pricks!

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago

The minute I sat up in the morning my entire head of hair would just be caught in springs. I'd have to call out from work "Hi it's me..." "Springs?" "Yeah"

GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

This was my first thought also... the thing would be a menace to my long unruly morning hair.

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Sheila Stamey
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2 months ago

Not every old interesting looking thing is a decorative wall object Debra.

yellowphantom
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2 months ago

We lived on a farm for awhile when I was a kid and my dad would drag an old box spring like this behind the tractor to prepare a field. So there is possibly some farm connection for this look! But cactus? Isn't that more "ranch"?

Trash_Panda
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2 months ago

This is a plausible explanation, thank you so much for sharing

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Kostas
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2 months ago (edited)

maybe this is off the grid solution because its basically faraday cage. no wifi, no 5g

g90814
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2 months ago

aka a tinfoil hat you don't have to wear.

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Ell Bee
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2 months ago

It's a spider jungle gym!

LiuLiu
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2 months ago

how to say I am a prick withought saying it

Rose Button 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

Gotta love that mattress look

robman1ok1 Hernandez
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2 months ago

I would like to meet the person who said "this looks good" slap them and say "how could this possibly go wrong?"

Janet Graham
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2 months ago

Is that to keep the kids from jumping on the bed? I might work after that first, painful experience.

Seabeast
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2 months ago

Ouch. I imagine getting my hair caught in those springs.

Grace Skerp
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2 months ago

"And this is our guest room."

Blackheart
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2 months ago

Prevents jumping on the bed.

Kathryn Baylis
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2 months ago

Modern incarnation of a medieval torture device?

Cathy Hinz
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2 months ago

This is not art of design, it is bad taste.

E. Hamilton
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2 months ago

Imagine the cob webs

Bellala
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2 months ago

Sweet nightmares...

Rafa Takami
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2 months ago

Me trying to understand what that even is

Polly Culberson
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2 months ago

Oh, good Lord, save us.

Toni Carroll
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2 months ago

good way to prevent jumping on the bed

Cynthia Levy
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2 months ago

I’d be afraid to have that hanging over my bed!

sharonljeffords@gmail.com
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2 months ago

What could possibly go wrong here?

Mimi M
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2 months ago

Oh hell no.

Izzy
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2 months ago

fun new DIY project for those old, ratty mattresses you don't know what to do with!<3

Lisa H
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2 months ago

My hair...

Tim
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2 months ago (edited)

When your girl "springs" into action but keeps smashing her head through the ceiling

Wendy Bayer
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2 months ago

Shouldn’t that be on the bed?

Shara Kranz
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2 months ago

Everything on a farm has some use.

Gina Mangin
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1 week ago

I'm stealing from another person who said this was Virginity Insurance..lol!

JEON CENA
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1 month ago

It looks like they put some fairy lights on the thing on the ceiling.

Mary
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1 month ago

Oh no. No no no. Add your flair but good Lord, help this person!

SkekVi
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1 month ago

Spider habitat :D

LSR
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1 month ago (edited)

"Ok, another morning, another jobday. Remove the bed and install the electric torture matress. Yes, son, that one clinging from the ceiling"

MAKtheknife
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1 month ago

Looks like the beginning of a torture chamber.

Elizabeth VanDyke
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1 month ago

What the hell...?

Lisa Pockat Bork
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1 month ago

Looks like some kind of torture chamber

bill marsano
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1 month ago

Maybe so you can take off your tinfoil hat while sleeping?

Mary Bricklin
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1 month ago (edited)

I pity the person who sleeps there. It looks like a bedroom from a horror movie.

Maureen Rouse
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1 month ago

WTF

George Grant
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1 month ago

Spring is in the air.....

George Grant
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1 month ago

I think spring is in the air......

Janet Cox
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1 month ago

Waking up to Spring each day! What's not to like (joking)?

SF Angel
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1 month ago

wait. Whatttt??

Rashid Patch
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1 month ago

It works better than a tinfoil hat for picking up the alien transmissions... (About 1973 my fiend was deep into “Pyramid Power”. He built pyramids out of electrical conduit, and mounted them on his roof, over his bed, hanging from the ceiling in every room of his house. He even had made one that he wore on his head, though he only wore it at home in the evenings. He said it had improved his health, clarified his thinking, and renewed his sex life. One day, I went to visit him, and all the pyramids were gone. I asked him about it, cautiously, and he eagerly responded that he'd been experimenting, and discovered that the pyramids worked even better if he only imagined them. …....)

LAM
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1 month ago

I'd feel like I was about to tutored.

Karin Gibson
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2 months ago

That is very funny I suppose it is different to the perv mirror on the ceiling b

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Kids can bounce on the bed and curl their hair simultaneously!

chachkimooch
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2 months ago

You'd only have to flip your hair one time... then the ceiling springs would have to go!

Lisa Greene
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2 months ago

No way!

elcee
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2 months ago

obv its some sort of trap. I wouldn't even have to use my *skills* to get my hair all tangled up in this first thing in the morning

GramDB
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2 months ago

Nooooo!

Margaret Hooper
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2 months ago

In my house, it would be full of spiders within months. I prefer my spiders elsewhere!

Tracy
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2 months ago

Floating bookcase?

Billy Maguire
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2 months ago

All ready for the Exorcism - Call Linda Blair!

Marisa Caputo
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2 months ago

The message is: Prick.

Osprey
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2 months ago

Probably it's just a prick lives there.

Donna Partain
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2 months ago

That is a way to keep boys from sneaking into your daughters bedroom. Lol

Marigen Beltran
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2 months ago

I sometimes sleepwalk and I can imagine myself getting my hair tangled in that bed springs.

Hazel Sage
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2 months ago

That’s incredibly stupid! I got my hair caught in a mattress’ springs a few times when I was young, and every time it took us half an hour to get me out. I was eventually asked to stop crawling under the bed…

Kate Jones
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2 months ago

This is some final destination b.s.

AK to LV
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2 months ago

They must really not like their kids or having guests? Hope they don't live in earthquake country!

Pjerrot
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2 months ago

Ditto!!!!! So U Can Spike U’r Brain out every morning U get up & really pissed & have start with a Shitty Day ???? Damn it’s Ugly!!

Patty Baxter
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2 months ago

…no more monkeys jumping on the bed…

NicNor5560
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2 months ago

What if it falls on my head. My (very) long hair will have to be cut for sure.

Stephen Smith
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2 months ago

Old mattress's are so difficult to get rid off, but ho no don't put it there.

Autumn Artemis
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2 months ago

What in the Saw trap

Mary Carter
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2 months ago

No sex allowed in this room.

Will I Will-Ham
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2 months ago

U know, the microwaves and the other s**t...

N8 Lamphere
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2 months ago

That's the mattress Rambo was tortured on... Just on the ceiling...🤔

Verena Abt
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2 months ago

Did they really think this room would (or any room) would benefit from putting springs above the bed???

TJ
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2 months ago

So you can get your hair stuck in them when making the bed

Jennik
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2 months ago

This raises all sorts of questions about their sex life

V Martinez
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2 months ago

Zero monkeys jumping on the bed, just too smart to break their head(s)! I'm leaving now. Lol

Jade Gleeson
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2 months ago

Cleaning it would be a bi6ch

John Russo
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2 months ago

There's a pizza restaurant near me that did the same thing. Dusty, rusty, ugly.

Simba
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2 months ago

9-1-1 What's your emergency? 🙄

Safy
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2 months ago

I imagine my hair getting caught in this. lol

Anita Jonsdottir
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2 months ago

Thank god this not located in Iceland, we have sometimes earthquakes like for past weeks 😖🤪

funkybluegirl
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2 months ago

I don't understand what I'm looking at. Is that supposed to be functional or decorative? I've never seen this before.

Elyse Crawford
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2 months ago

If this is a little kids room I'd be so worried of them jumping on the bed and getting their hair all tangled up in and those springs LOL

Shortstuff
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2 months ago

Impaled if there's an earthquake!

Nizumi
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2 months ago

Somebody has not watched Criminal Minds...

Edurne
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2 months ago

How can they sleep with THAT above them? I would be terrified that it would fall over me D:

Kitty 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

But I have to admit I LOOOVE the headboard.

Doug the Special one
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2 months ago

That they are pricks.

Paul Vasquez
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2 months ago

Spring is in the air?

Jp@nda
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2 months ago

But i think it's a light because there's a wow running between each coil

Jp@nda
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2 months ago

This is"torture dungeon aesthetic" not farmhouse

PandaRave
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2 months ago

That’s like a Saw trap waiting to happen. Gotta chop off your feet and hands so you can stumble out of the bed or else that’ll fall on you lol

Ryan spencer
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2 months ago

Perfect for hanging your tablet so you can watch movies. Hang a cup holder, maybe a little tray for snack and you have the perfect movie experience!

Faramir10
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2 months ago

Huh?

Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

This bedroom is featured in the next Final Destination movie.

ACatNamedStromboli
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2 months ago

To stop them from jumping on the bed?

Ara
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2 months ago

Spare parts?

R D
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2 months ago

Well, spring sure is in the air here...

Tim
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2 months ago

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Lara Verne
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2 months ago

Rusty metal springs... ultimate decor

xL3af
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2 months ago

for “aesthetic”

Rosie Shores
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2 months ago

Uhhh, no. Just no.

GenericPanda09
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2 months ago

Just adding more work for yourself when it comes to Spring cleaning.

COCO puff
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2 months ago

For decoration lightinhg, maybe!

Loolie
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2 months ago

Trying hard and failing miserably

Lyone Fein
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2 months ago

Kinky

Edda Kamphues
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2 months ago

Just imagine that dropping. Ouch!

Torsten
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2 months ago

Is this the equivalent of a tinfoil hat to keep the evil rays away?

Paul Ellis
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2 months ago

Just bizarre. No aesthetic value. Absolutely zero.

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'Live, Laugh, Love' (which has become an online synonym for basicness) dominates 'Farmhouse Shaming.'

Online retailers like Not on the High Street, Etsy, and Wayfair all stock hundreds of items urging us to Live, Laugh and Love in our homes with everything from wall stickers to coasters and pillows.

While it has often been misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the words were first linked together in a poem called 'Success' by Iowan writer Bessie Anderson Stanley in 1904.

The opening line of the poem reads: "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."

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theprincess'sfrog
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2 months ago

holy mother of crackers.

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Kay Grace
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2 months ago

thought it was a real door at first. man, am I stupid.

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

At least get some EAT EAT EAT signs.

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2 months ago

Amen! I heard about people stealing other people's empty barns, because they can sell the wood to city folks to make fake farmhouse stuff with.

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The poem was originally written as an entry for an essay contest run by Brown Book Magazine, and Bessie actually won a cash prize of $250 for it, which paid off the mortgage on her house, among other things. When she died in 1952, aged 73, the verse was inscribed on her gravestone in Lincoln Cemetery, Kansas.

Fast-forward 70 years and as one tweet by 'Farmhouse Shaming' shows, now you can even be buried in 'Live, Laugh, Love.' There are actual casket companies that offer shabby chic-styled coffins with the words written on the inside.

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2 months ago

Some of the engineered flooring is really great these days, but just as much is totally hideous. This would make me want to sand the floor every time I saw it.

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just a random panda
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2 months ago

ok but really is this even a sink?

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yellowphantom
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2 months ago

I see "got the trots" brown has come back in style

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

And someone is so very proud of this. Fake wear on paint always looks cheap to me.

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Chris Boots, an owner of one of these companies, told Refinery29 that in the three years after they came up with the idea for the coffin's design, it has become one of their most popular products.

"We've found that our customers really like the option of this casket, it's more of a whitewashed look which is a popular style; but the quote is extremely popular too," Boots said, adding that they sell for around $1,500-$2,500.

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Rose Button 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

This belongs on the witch from Hansel and Gretel's house "eat...eat...I'm always watching..."

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Brittany Howard
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2 months ago

This actually makes me mad. Where's the bathroom storage?! How are short people supposed to use that mirror?!

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Vicki Cooper
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2 months ago

Idk, it’s kinda clever

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2 months ago (edited)

It bears more than a passing resemblance to Florida's "Old Sparky". All it needs is some wrist and ankle restraints.

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If you pull it off, however, the modern farmhouse can really be a welcoming design. Experts think that many people have gravitated to it because it can easily work with other styles. In recent years, there have been many spinoffs with coastal, Scandinavian, and industrial versions.

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

What is the point of this other than creating a tripping hazard?

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theprincess'sfrog
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2 months ago

how do you even 'weather' muffin tins???

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

I bet this is an Instagram tub... just around for photos. I'll bet no one ever uses it because it's about as uncomfortable as a tub can be, is hard to get in and out of, and takes forever to fill.

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BoredBirb
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2 months ago

Those are cool xmas decorations *>*

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

Not a fan of barn doors as used lately, but at least make the trim on them symmetrical. These are pocket door wannabes 😂😂😂

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

Also, today is a day.

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Courtney Christelle
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2 months ago

I can smell the fresh cut wood.

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago

Were they going for "worn paint" as a look? Because they missed and landed on "Sloppy undercoat"

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Valerie Smart
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2 months ago

They outta their f*****g minds asking this price for this nightmare

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Rose Button 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

Seductively unzipped for the bedroom, of course.

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I think I would almost rather be buried in this TV stand than the farmhouse coffin in the previous post.

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Brittany Howard
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2 months ago

"Deconstructed" is such a fancy way of saying, "I didn't finish."

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GoddessOdd
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2 months ago

On one hand, I am very happy they kept stuff out of the landfill... I am all about the reduce-reuse-recycle thing, but it looks like they butchered a usable table to make this... chimera.

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Fearhunter
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2 months ago

It's for a haunted Halloween house!

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Deson
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2 months ago

I could see extending those rails and mounting some inset shelves behind them to give them some functionality.

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Deson
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2 months ago

If that's an actual old clock instead of a reproduction I would go with that thing being fixed and used. It reminds of the old clocks that you used to find in the train stations. I like it.

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

The family that drinks together gets drunk together.

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Daniel Yamada
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2 months ago

What time is it?

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