Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm addicted to...



While spending a lot of time lounging on the sofa these past four weeks (trust me it's not as fun as it sounds) there is one thing that has helped make my time more enjoyable.... HGTV. My family was pretty patient with me until one day they decided enough was enough and rescued the remote I had been holding hostage for more than a week. During my recovery I found great comfort in watching shows like "Spice up your kitchen" where I can watch a kitchen be instantly transformed from ho hum drab to oh so fab in just thirty minutes! There is something very gratifying about watching someone demolish their ugly outdated kitchen adorned with broken appliances that were all the rage when I was a young girl (think avocado green) and welcome it into the 21st century. Hello double ovens and sub zero's larger than my first house:)

Another fun show is "Design on a dime" where they spend a thousand dollars to recreate someones boring and messy space. Even though they work within such a tight budget the outcome is always so much nicer than it was before, and it turns out surprisingly well considering the limited funds:) Talk about thinking outside the box... they get pretty creative!



My favorite show on this awesome network is Divine Design with Candice Olsen, I Love her, I want to be her, I want to work for her! Too bad she lives in Canada:(
I could watch her work her magic all day long, designing, decorating, waving her magic wand and voila... gone are the 80's green & pink florals and stripes along with the lovely forest green carpet, and in it's place... an eye boggling, mind blowing room that is so hip & modern & fresh with just the right touch of sparkle:) I LOVE it!

These aren't my favorite rooms of hers but they are all I could find, and as you can seen they're not too shabby!

A before shot of someones family room

and here is the after

She turned this dusty attic into a chic living space

makes me wish I had an attic

This room turned out great considering she had to
decorate around a family heirloom.... a gold piano.
I love the bird cage!

As you can see I could watch this stuff all day long...
or at least until my family takes away the remote;D

6 comments:

The Calls said...

I am addicted to HGTV too. I love those shows too, but I think my favorite shows are House Hunters and Designed to Sell. There is something so interesting in seeing into peoples lives and their strange homes.

Brooke said...

Honestly, that first kitchen picture is my dream....

Linda :) said...

When I had my insides ripped out Amy & Austin were only 4 so I wasn't so lucky I had to watch shows such as ... blues clues, rug rats, & that annoying purple dinosaur, Barney!!!

Amazed said...

I'm totally into House Hunters and Designed to Sell. Candice is Brandi's favorite but she usually is a little too modern for me. I think SHE is darling and I would love to write to her and recommend your services! I once wrote a recommendation for one of the Wilson girls and put "she's like the fizz in 7-Up!" Creative as that was, she didn't get the job!

paulnmea said...

Ha Ha. If our TV isn't watching DVR's of American Idol or the Bachelor at my parents house, it is on HGTV. It is sacred there. And I LOVE Candice. I am convinced she is stealing my ideas through the TV. :) She is THE best on there. My mom always tells me, "It's the lighting, Meagan. Always spend a little more time and money on that and it looks better." Too bad I can only watch it when I am home, or that she isn't hiring someone who loves her, or that my house doesn't look like she did it!!

courtney brooke photography said...

love these shows! And those rooms are amazing. I think you and my mom should do this kind of thing. You guys would be so good at it!