Did you see it??!! The shots you saw on TV looked amazing!! Actually being a part of the makeover and then seeing how it all pulls together for TV was very interesting! Most interesting has to be having been there to actually see the before, and what it takes to get you the viewer the after. It's truly a crazy process. And yes, Jeanette the homeowner was as excited and sweet as she appeared on screen. I loved the way they included David sharing his color and design knowledge with you. I snapped as many pics of the process as I could, but I wasn't able to show them until after the show aired. Now that it has, here are some of the pics I shot, starting upstairs with the gorgeous bedroom and fun sun room...

and now... shifting down stairs...

See that stone in the picture above? Here's what you didn't see on the show:
At about 5:30 the night before the reveal, it had to be removed because David wasn't liking the look (and rightly so!) But removing it damaged the boards it was applied to. Juan tried smoothing it out but it just wasn't happening. I had even suggested applying a paintable textured wall paper. The morning of the reveal, Stuart applied the boxes and Juan applied the beautiful faux finish, by mixing the Sherwin Williams colors used in the house. Micheal, David's assistant asked what I thought of it. I said it look amazing, but felt too heavy on this side of the room, it needed sparkle. About an hour later, I was sent out on a trip to go have mirrors cut. I needed it in an hour - the guy at the place said he was going to lunch - I said fine, I'll go somewhere else. An hour later, I was on my way back to the house with the mirrors. In the end, adding the studs to the framed mirrors to mimic the door truly made this THE show piece and focal point of the entire home. And it also just goes to show, that some of the best ideas can be born from something  that's not as brilliant - you've truly got to "feel" the design, go with your instincts, and... think fast! ;-)

Just a peek back at what it looked like before...

And again - kudos to the production company who put together the process for you to see!

And also, be sure to check out yesterday's post to click on the entry for the
Sherwin Williams $5000 Gift Card Contest.
You can pick up a boat load of the beautiful colored paints & handy supplies
David used for the makeover.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!


  1. Thanks for letting us know about this episode. It was incredible My favorite parts were the mirrors on the fireplace, the various chandeliers, the red dining chairs and watching David paint the sunroom picture. I'd be yelling too if it was my home! Have a nice day Lynda!

  2. Wow! How wonderful that you got to be part of this process! Love love love the color and the excitement it creates. Great job Lynda!

  3. OMG!! I would be screaming to, if it was my house! Thanks for sharing this episode with us and you for being part of it, such awesome decorations, my goodness! I love the chandaliers, the pinks and mirrors, wonderful!! Lots of hugs, FABBY

  4. So Jealous! I need to have a DBromstad painting! They are amazing and so unique. Thanks for adding my to your blog roll too! This is fun! ~ Amy

  5. I have it taped and haven't had a momment to watch it yet. Can't wait.

  6. Thanks ladies! It was really a fun experience! Thanks for visiting!! xo

    :D Lynda

  7. This is so exciting. I love your thought about how some of the best ideas are born. Sometimes it just happens that way and it feels so right. Kudos to you GF :))

  8. Lynda - thanks for sharing the pictures! This may be my all time favorite makeover on the show. Love, love, love the mix of rustic and glam.

    Have followed your spaces on rate my space and here at you blog for a while. Thanks for sharing your talent!



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