Sunday, June 6, 2010

Something New

Hi, everyone! I'm back after several weeks of endless adventures. End of school, family vacation, trying to keep the boys entertained now that they are out of know the drill.

Anyway, I teased you a couple of weeks ago with things to come. Now I can finally tell you part of the super exciting news! How many of you watch HGTV? I'm willing to bet most of you. Have you seen Bang for Your Buck? Well.....our basement is going to be featured on Bang for Your Buck!!!! And Vern Yip is going to be the designer for our episode!!! If you could hear me now, I'd be saying this in my high-pitched-excited-voice.

Long story short, our basement contractor contacted us to see if we'd be interested. We said sure and went through the interview process. Our basement was one of three selected in the Atlanta area. The show will tape in mid-July and will air sometime in early Fall.

As you may know, our house is for sale and I kind of quit decorating when we put it on the market. But for television, now that's a different story. I can't very well leave the basement unaccessorized. Oh, the HORROR!

My first project was the console table in our game room. This is what it looked like before:

Kind of naked. Until now, this table was used as a place for people to place their drinks while they shot pool.

I shopped the house and some stores, too, and now it looks like this:

Not so naked. I'm still debating on putting filler in the bottom of the candleholders, but I think with everything else it would be too much.

I love the mossy and wood balls! They were a new purchase and unfortunately not inexpensive*, so I'll definitely have to find a place for them in the new house. You read that house. Well, new, old house but I'll tell you about that another day. *I'm editing here to add that I'm confident that many of you could have made these balls for cents on the dollar. But I was in a time crunch and didn't really want to sit and saw little logs into discs to glue on styrofoam.* :-)

Thanks for coming by! Thanks to Susan for hosting Met Monday!


  1. Congratulations! How exciting. Your table looks awesome!

  2. Congratulations!!! How exciting for you!!! And I like what you did with that table! I'm not sure you NEED a decorator!

  3. How marvelous! Congratulations, this is such an honor!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. CONGRATS!!!! Oh how fun and exciting! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to tune in to see the transformation.

    Blessings to you on this lovely evening. ~Melissa :)

  5. Very exciting news. That should be quite an experience. I sort of gave up HGTV when I started blogging, believe it or not! I haven't watched in a very long time, but will love to see "your" show!
    I like the new vignette, very nice, I agree with you, I'd rather buy those balls, too!
    Dropping by from BNOTP
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  6. Wow, congrats! This is geat.I would love for you to visit my blog. I am also hosting a giveaway from CSN stores.

  7. How exciting! What a wonderful update~well done!

  8. Hi Erin...

    I'm stopping in for Susan's Met Monday party! Girl, I am soooo excited for you! I love HGTV's "Bang for Your Buck"! I'll be sure to watch extra close in July for your episode! OMG...I would be having a nervous breakdown! Hehe! Anyway, congratulations!!!

    I love how you accessorized your pretty table! Love those moss balls and the large glass very pretty! Well my friend, it sounds like you have alot going on...especially with buying a new house in the works. Sending you warm wishes in your new and upcoming endeavours!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  9. Thanks for all your kind comments! Just to clarify, the show is taping in July but won't air until Sept. or Oct. I'll be sure to keep you all in the loop as to the air date!

  10. Congrats on getting your basement done on TV. Should be fun. Meanwhile, please stop by and get in on our glass vessel sink giveaway (last day!) if you haven't already. Maybe you can win and give ol Vern something to work with in the bathroom as well. Jane F

  11. How exciting! I can't wait to see it...please keep us posted!