Saturday, June 30, 2012

Our Mega Den!!!

A few months ago I saw a casting for a show on the DIY network called Mega Dens. They were looking for families in the Atlanta area with small kiddos that wanted to dramatically change their den. Now, to give you a bit of background on why this intrigued me...Jared and I had been talking for MONTHS, I mean MONTHS about how great it would be to open up the wall between the living room (aka the boys playroom) and the den and to lay hardwood floors since our carpet just continued to be in constant need of cleaning with two small friends. Okay, now back to the casting, I sent in an email answering their questions and didn't think too much about it when a month or so had passed and I hadn't heard anything back. Well, while we were at the beach with my family they emailed me back and set up a phone interview, and then an in home visit, and after a pitch to the network and an approval our date was set for our home makeover!! Mega Dens is a crazy show because you basically surrender your house over to the design team and you are pretty much kicked out for the week while they transform your space...being my normal planner and OCD self, this was a little challenging for me but I had watched the show previously and knew that we were leaving it in good hands. Okay, so now I'll stop talking and show you the pictures since that's all you probably want to see anyway! Our Den Before:
Our Living Room/Playroom Before:
Our New Mega Den!!!
Coleman and Carter's artwork! They made this secretly with the hosts of the show one day and I LOVE it!
Probably my all time favorite piece in the rooms...they did such an awesome job of matching our style with the makeover. Jared's, of course, is the new 3D tv.
It's safe to say that the boys are pretty much in love with the firetruck. The red light on top lights up, as do the headlights and Coleman and Carter control all of this from inside of the truck, so of course they think they are top dog. Carter woke up an hour early this morning saying "firetruck firetruck firetruck"...poor little guy must've been dreaming about it all night long!
And of course they love that they can still watch Thomas the Train in their new den..
Here are some action shots during the week...Jared and I painted the fireplace (and I wanted to kinda freak out), sanded and drilled the custom built-ins...although we didn't know what they were at the time.
And here are the boys with the hosts of the show who were seriously amazing!!


shesfromwebster said...

Send these guyz to our place......pleaeeeease! And you can write our are Sooo good at it!

shesfromwebster said...

When will it be on tv?