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An Appealing Propositon

January 20, 2010
by thenestinggame

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a Status Update on Facebook asking for homeowners to apply to be on HGTV’s show, Curb Appeal. Our yard is an absolute minefield of ridiculousness, from our mailbox with stenciled ivy, to the leaning tower of birdbath, to the Olympic rings out of monkey grass, to the birdhouse mausoleum, to the cracked driveway, to the attempt at a privacy hedge that looks more like those heads at Easter Island. So, with little to lose, I put together a goofy slideshow presentation and sent it off on a wing and a prayer. The SAME DAY, they got back to us saying that we had been “pre-selected” and would we be available to meet with a producer to shoot an audition tape? So Taylor and I picked out some cute outfits (luckily Santa had raided J.Crew and H&M for us) and formulated our “story” for the audition tape. We were our usual chatty selves, with a little unnatural TV energy tossed in there fueled by shooting the video outside, sans coats, in 18-degree temps. I think the producer liked us, but I did get the sense that we were a little long-winded.

What? MOI? Ramble?

Anyhoo, we must have done something right because a design team from the show came back this morning and spent an hour traipsing around our yard. So, fingers crossed that they pick us, because we could certainly use the free makeover. And we’d be STARS!

Here’s a little slideshow of some of the makeovers they’ve done this season. (The new season does a major overhaul on one main house and mini-makeovers on two neighboring homes. So a few of the underwhelming ones are the mini versions.)

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2010 3:36 am

    That’s exciting!! I haven’t seen the new season, but I always liked watching the major overhauls on past seasons. Keep us posted!

  2. January 21, 2010 2:40 pm

    That is amazing and fun news. Sounds like you are definitely a finalist!

  3. m.a. permalink
    January 22, 2010 1:31 am

    this is so exciting! stenciled ivy is the grossest thing ever.

  4. Jackie permalink
    January 29, 2010 10:35 pm

    Wow!! Can’t wait to hear (see?) if that stenciled ivy’s days are truly numbered a la HGTV.

  5. Elizabeth permalink
    February 6, 2010 12:59 am

    Wow. That would be totally cool! I don’t watch home improvement shows because I’m too lazy to actually do any of the improvements, but I’d be psyched to see you on it!!!

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