Ok, so you all know that I have a total weak spot for DIY home and garden type shows. I will not think twice about wasting an entire day, Christmas vacation, or weekend binge watching these shows. They're full of ideas, inspiration, and just general eye candy for the home. However, some of the shows I have been known to watch are a little too extravagant, so I mostly watch to lust over the rooms.
Imagine my surprise when I came across Home Made Simple TV on the OWN network. I DVR'd an episode that aired last Saturday (April 5), and it was my first time tuning in…but totally not my last. Home Made Simple TV fills a void in the home and garden DIY/makeover genre that has been empty since Trading Spaces went off the air. However, Home Made Simple TV seems to deliver design that is both accessible and affordable while not being OVERLY trendy like Trading Spaces used to be.
The episode I watched was titled "All-Star Hangout Space", and other than providing me inspiration for a few projects I'm in the midst of, it was really touching to see a family want to do something for dad. Usually it's all about mom (and moms rock!), but it was nice to see a dad centric episode that wasn't a total man cave. Soleil Moon Frye is the host, and she adds a positive, uplifting vibe to the whole show without being irritating.
My favorite things about the episode/makeover were the gorgeous gray/taupe wall color they chose, the easy projects they featured that are manageable for most anyone regardless of skill level, and how they made the TV the focal point of the living room by moving it over the fireplace. I've been trying to convince the hubby that we should do that, so it's kind of nice to have some proof. (hint, hint!) They take it up a notch by making it a TV that can be hidden via a piece of art. Now that's swanky.
But, the BEST part of the episode is the AMAZING shimmer wall they made that I want to replicate all over the place. You can view the instructions here.
Isn't that gorgeous?! It's definitely sort of like those super luxe metallic high end tiles that I drool over, but without all the money and tile work. Totally have to do this in my foyer revamp, let me tell ya.
If you're like me and cannot get enough DIY makeover ideas, then add this show to your TV viewing schedule or DVR. Home Made Simple TV airs on Saturdays at 9 am EST/ 8 am CST on the OWN network. You can also keep up with them on Twitter via an upcoming Twitter chat (which are SO much fun, y'all, like seriously!) on Thursday, 4/17 from 8-9 pm EST. I'll probably chime in and tweet along!
What are your favorite DIY makeover shows on TV? Will you check out Home Made Simple TV?
Home Made Simple is my new Saturday morning routine and design destination! Be sure to tune in on Saturday mornings at 9am/8c, only on OWN.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Home Made Simple TV. The opinions and text are all mine.