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Friday, July 31, 2009

It's On the House: Glue Gun Renovations

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 10:59 AM

We're fond of decorating our homes in non-traditional ways in the City by the Bay (Check out this guy's "Fuck Mormons" sign. That did not come from Ikea). But not all of our do-it-yourself home-decorating leans towards the vitriolic! Some homeowners just raid the kids' toy bin, heat up the glue gun, and hope the landlord doesn't make any impromptu visits. ( Or maybe it's just a smug way of letting others know they own their own house in this legendarily expensive real estate market?)

I discovered this example of creative exterior decorating in the Mission. The house is covered in all kinds of accouterments, but the line of rodents marching down the entryway are my favorite. This house is totally infested...with WHIMSY!

Not so far away in Bernal, another resident has taken a similar approach to small-scale remodeling, but with more bad assitude. They see your cute mice, and raise you a flesh-eating dinosaur. There are several dinos glued down in this rock bed and it makes one wonder how many kids have stumbled across this veritable treasure chest of cool toys, only to leave, deflated, when they realize the things are permanently affixed. It's sort of the pre-school equivalent of gluing a dollar bill to the floor of a bar.


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