House Staging vs. Star Wars Props... We have a winner!

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by NeoRutty, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not sure this is the place to post it, but it was too humorous for me not to post somewhere...

    I'm currently moving from a condo downtown to a house in the burbs, so I've spent the last couple of weeks repainting/ packing my condo for selling. We had a lot of clutter, so it was a lot of work. My wife is very crafty, mostly working in the world of knitting/crocheting, so there is yarn and craft crap EVERYWHERE, and of course I have prop stuff on every shelf. She packed up everything but her current projects (baby blankets, crochet doll, etc.) and I packed up almost all sabers, blaster parts, etc.

    On my mini bar though, I left my Luke ANH saber (blasphemy to ever pack) the incomplete Obi ANH and my Han Solo ROTJ blaster -which still has some paint details to finish up.

    So last Thursday we were doing the last bit of work before having our realtor come in and stage the place. My wife looked at the bar and told me to put away the rest of the props. I said "nah... I'll put it away for the open house, but I'm going to leave for now... those are my current projects."

    "Alright... *sigh*"

    A couple of hours later my wife is showing the realtor around while I'm at work and I get a text, "Angela (realtor) says to keep the props out... guys looking at places will probably like them".

    Well Duh. I've been saying that since day one! So with all our artwork off the wall, and all props/toys put away, they staged our place, leaving my in progress projects on the bar... (to the left of the pic)

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    So Saturday we had our open house, and Saturday night we got an offer we accepted (FAST SALE!).

    Sunday we met the realtor to sign the papers, and a note on the buyers paper said, and I quote...

    "The Han Solo gun was the selling factor".

    Obviously a joke, but still....

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  2. matty matt

    matty matt Sr Member

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    Lol. That's so cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. KeArn

    KeArn Active Member

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    That is awesome!
     
  4. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The buyer has good taste. ; )
     
  5. Kalel76

    Kalel76 Active Member

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    Great post. I was extremely tempted to start another thread entitled "Someone staged their home with Star Wars props....So I bought it!" hahah.
     
  6. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    HA... well it turns out the husband of the buying couple is in VFX... worked on a lot of the flicks done in town here... Transformers... Chappie... etc. So I guess it felt a little like home to him, so may as well make it his home.

    If he had only seen the place before my wife and I had to change it into a show suite.
     
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  7. Solos blaster

    Solos blaster Sr Member

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    Hopefully the buyer doesn't think it's a part of the sale :lol. Just kidding but very cool how it "may have" helped.
     
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  8. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dude, that is the sort of thing that would be a "sign" to me that "this is definitely the right place".
    Perfect man. Perfect. And congratulations on the sale (and a quick sale at that)!
     
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  9. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hopefully your wife learned a very important lesson! ;) :lol
     
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  10. OdiWan72

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    This should give me enough arguments to FINALLY start displaying props in our living room ;)

    Markus
     
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  11. Inquisitor Peregrinus

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    Me, I'm just chuffed at the blue french horn. ;)

    --Jonah
     
  12. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes! That's our wedding guest book.

    It's a nod to How I met Your mother, which, while watching SUPER drunk with my room mate, inspired me to take one more shot at winning over my future wife, who was just a girl I had been friends with for over a decade.
     
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  13. Inquisitor Peregrinus

    Inquisitor Peregrinus Master Member

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    So it's more than just a nod to HIMYM -- you've frikkin' lived it.

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  14. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Going off topic a bit but...

    Even our invite dealt with it (ignore the crap acting and drawing... the amazing artist/animator who was supposed to make the wedding invite bailed on me last minute and I had to do it myself... with my Film School level drawing skillz)



    TECHNICALLY that blue french horn was my first step into prop replicating.. heh.
     
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  15. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great story! Thanks for posting.
     
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  16. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    awesome!

    also, that is a crazy set of chairs around that table. I'm...still processing it.
     

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