Don’t Be That Guy

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There are two types of people in this world: people who paint their houses, and people who don’t. I’m going to try to convince you that you fall into the latter category. The fact is, it’s an awful idea. It destroys the look of the house every time, and it takes away valuable time from you that could have been spent doing something more productive (like painting a still-lived house).

You’ve probably heard all the reasons you should paint your house: It increases curb appeal and resale value! It makes the house look new! It will make your neighbors jealous! But I’m here to tell you that they’re all wrong.

Don’t Be That Guy is a blog that catalogues the worst and most asinine things people have done to their homes. The website allows you to search for a location and a category of crime against aesthetics. You can also subscribe via RSS. This would be a great compliment to your art appreciation class if you’re an art teacher, but it’s also entertaining for the rest of us.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a house where the homeowner has decided to paint the walls white. This is a bad idea. White walls are boring. They look cheap and institutional.

You want your walls to be interesting, not your ceiling. But how to do that? Here are some ideas for paintings to put up on your walls.

Why do you not like it? Why can’t you just appreciate it?

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