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Trading Spaces Is Returning to TV: See the Original Show’s Most Cringe-Worthy Reveals

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Trading Spaces is making a comeback, and the vintage TLC show’s fans are more than ready.

The network is keeping their cards close on the details of the reboot for now, saying only that the show will start airing in 2018, in an announcement on Tuesday. But that hasn’t stopped Trading Spaces enthusiasts from getting nostalgic about the OG home makeover show.

The series’ many successful redesigns surely inspired more than a few amateur decorators in its day, but it’s the neighborly slip-ups, that left homeowners in stunned silence, awe and sometimes tears that are perhaps the most memorable. See a few of our favorites in the video above.

 

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Upon laying eyes on her new bedroom, one anxious neighbor was not having the display above the headboard, while another couple found themselves stuck with walls of real hay, begetting the obvious reaction: “I’m gonna be cleaning up straw for the rest of my life.”

 

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A botched fireplace makeover had another set of homeowners feeling very unhappy, reminding us all of the important lesson: love thy neighbor, but be cautious about letting them redecorate your house.

Watch the full video above to see a few of our favorite fails that even host Paige Davis’ most peppy of responses couldn’t fix.