Trading Spaces

  1. Anybody else watch Trading Spaces on TLC?

    Anybody else getting a little addicted?
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  2. 58 Comments

  3. by   CountrifiedRN
    I use to watch it all the time, but haven't recently. I've seen some good ideas that i would like to try in my house, but don't have the time.

    I do feel sorry for the people who end up disappointed with the results. I think if I was ever going to do something like that, it would be a room that wasn't visible to my visitors, like a bedroom or basement.

    Would you let them do a room in your house?
  4. by   fergus51
    I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE TRADING SPACES! They could do any room in my house, but I would like to have input into which designer wuold do it. I like Vern the best. Most of the stuff they do isn't permanent, and I don't know why people go on that show if they are just going to cry if they don't like it. If they want control, they should pay to do it themselves.
  5. by   kelligrl
    I LOVE that show!! The cold-hearted wench that I am, I crack up when people hate the room. The look on their faces...That holy-crap-I'd-beat-you-if-we-weren't-on-television look. Did you see the one where the designer chick tried to spray paint the furniture (the sofa and chair!! )? What is THAT??? And why does that one guy always use that hideous green color? I don't think I could let them do a room, but I have seen some really cool ideas that I would use.
  6. by   JJFROG
    I am addicted! Trying to talk the neighbors into applying for the show with me. I agree with Fergus, Vern rocks! Gen would be a close second. Do you think they really do it all themselves? There has to be a "helper crew" that comes in and assists. I like the old host better than Paige, she comes across very fake. Love, love, love the show
  7. by   shannonRN
    love that show! if i did it, they could have any room. BUT i would have to pick the designer. i definately liked the old host better. and what about that ty, he is a cutie!
  8. by   mopsi
    Another groupie here in Ohio...I crack up over their aversion to ceiling fans..I like them even though they are not New York chic..Not a fan of the pea green color they pick alot...Paige is definitely much nicer and personable than the old hostess...I'd love to have Frank come and add his artsy touches..There is also an English version called Changing Rooms...Same idea just very Brittish,darling.....But I love Ab Fab too!!!
  9. by   prmenrs
    I'd love to have Frank come and live with me!!! :roll: You're right--they do hate ceiling fans. They took it out of this one chubby lady's bedroom--I'll bet she had her husband putting it back up that night. Us large types get HOT!

    And there was one recently (Doug was the designer, I hate him) where the gal had a little sign up saying not to paint the brick fireplace. Doug had a prima-donna snit about it and found a way to cover up the fireplace, and do disgusting brown paint all over the rest of the room. She DEFINITELY should have given them a different room. She came in to see the room, and promptly left; you can hear her crying off camera. The husbands saying, "Oh, this is NOT good. I just see a lot of firewood!"

    Anyway, I'd love to have something done to my "great" room, which is not so great @ the moment. But, since Frank hasn't called, I guess it will have to wait till retirement this summer and time to do it my self. Oh, well!

    I'm also astonished at the paint colors! YUCKO!
  10. by   fergus51
    I don't know why that woman started crying about the fireplace. All they had to do was take off the wood. It wasn't permanent.
  11. by   Robin61970
    Love it....watch everyday if i can........I really like Frank, Vern, and Gen......Laurie looks so cute pregnant.........I don't really like Hildie much. I agree though I do miss Alex. Gen's rooms get a little crazy sometimes though.....like the moss wall? Not sure about that one,lol......I did like her kids playroom last week though......I ahve so many favorites on things they have done.....
  12. by   shay
    Originally posted by prmenrs
    And there was one recently (Doug was the designer, I hate him) where the gal had a little sign up saying not to paint the brick fireplace. Doug had a prima-donna snit about it and found a way to cover up the fireplace, and do disgusting brown paint all over the rest of the room. She DEFINITELY should have given them a different room. She came in to see the room, and promptly left; you can hear her crying off camera. The husbands saying, "Oh, this is NOT good. I just see a lot of firewood!"
    Dude!!! I totally saw that episode, and have H-A-T-E-D Doug ever since!!! Watch him closely sometimes....he totally sets out to do the exact OPPOSITE of whatever the homeowners do!! He's a psychotic a$$hole!!!

    Luv Vern and Frank....they could do my house any time. Laurie's okay most of the time, but a little bit of a snot. Hildie and Doug just need to stay the hell away from anything I own. They're both mean and have HORRIBLE taste. Genevive...well....she's very sweet, but really freaky. I'd let her do my playroom for my kids or something. Did y'all see the one where she did they playroom?? It was soooooooooo cool!!

    Glad to see I'm not the only freak who watches that show! I have my TiVo set to record all the new episodes!! Hee hee.
  13. by   JJFROG
    What about the one where Doug made the family room into a movie theater. What was he thinking?
  14. by   shay
    Originally posted by JJFROG
    What about the one where Doug made the family room into a movie theater. What was he thinking?
    OMG!!! YES!! And the people working with him said to him that the homeowners had wanted something where the family could INTERACT, not just a room for watching MOVIES OR TV....and that of course just fueled his fire even more and made him more determined to do the exact OPPOSITE of what the homeowners wanted!!

    I'm tellin' ya...if you tell Doug to go up, he'll go down. Tell him to go left, he'll go right!! JUST OUT OF SHEER SPITE!!!! He is sooo heinous!!

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