"Trading Up" fools destroy a 1950s kitchen

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"Trading Up" fools destroy a 1950s kitchen

Postby HappyBunny » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:06 am

I was watching "Trading Up" on HGTV and was appalled at this couple who bought a midcentury house (sort of a traditional style) but it had one cool thing--an intact 1950's kitchen. Pink! It had the metal cabinets with big round metal handles--and it was pristine. Not dented or beat up--and the stove was also of the era.

These people wanted to replace it with.... get this, "crappy country". That was their word for it. Despite being told that the kitchen was worth a lot of money, they tore it out, beating on it with hammers--and then threw it on a pile in the backyard. It was a mess of twisted metal. It showed them laughing about it, as they later dragged a concrete block over their hardwood floors to "crappify" them.

It was painful to see.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:47 am

That totally hurts.

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Postby cosmiccreations » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:23 pm

We sadly saw the destruction as well! The house was totally trashed. So, so sad.

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Postby MCMAdmirer » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:43 pm

I saw that too!

I was like: Noooooo!

But I guess that's what happens when you deal with people who do not appreciate things, eh?

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Postby Kimba » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:15 pm

I started to watch that show and when I realized what was going to happen, I changed the channel! :x
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Postby Adriene » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:35 pm

I didn't catch the episode, but it's worth writing HGTV and letting them know how you feel:


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Postby Dirt Diva » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:09 pm

FYI: The show is actually called "Moving Up" and it airs on TLC, Doug Wilson (from Trading Spaces) is the host. That pink kitchen was wonderful and the vintage oven and stove were really cool, they turned it into something that looked like an outhouse with a sink and table! :evil:
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Postby Joe » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:24 pm

moving up?

more like f'n up :?

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Postby Dirt Diva » Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:56 pm

You hit the nail on the head Joe! Every episode seems to deal with people whose taste is Home-depot kitchens and brocade furniture-truly horrible! :roll:
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