Here We Go–Elbow Room Season 2!!!

4.17.2013

Finally!!!  This weekend is it.  Time for Elbow Room – The Second Season!!! 

Saturday, April 20th @ 9am EST on HGTV

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For the last 6 months I’ve been working hard…really hard…exhaustingly hard on Season 2 of HGTV’s Elbow Room.  Season 1 premiered last May and reruns are still airing. But, Season 1 ain’t got nothing compared to the second season. 

Chip has come up with some of the most innovative ideas yet.  And the designs are killer this season.  I thought I would give you a little sneak into the show and also give you a little behind the scenes look into my life on Elbow Room.

Just in case you wonder what happens around the set… [Apologizing ahead of time for the photo quality. Most of these are taken from camera phones]

First off, I am incredibly lucky to be able to work with such an inspiring group of people every day.  My ER family below,

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I even love them when they make me do set push-ups, [that’s me in the center of the table. And yes, I’m doing a girly one.]

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What you won’t see on the actual episode is how many people are in the room at any given time while we are working.  Total chaos! And, this was the day before a reveal!

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Another shot of chaos on the set the day before a reveal.

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This season IKEA sponsored a few episodes so there was quite a bit of IKEA shopping,

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and when I say quite a bit I mean LOADS and LOADS of CARTS and CARTS.

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The only thing that got me through was lots and lots of these little devils.

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Chip came up with some crazy good custom elements like couches that seamlessly move from the inside to the outside, a concrete island that spans 10’ and took 8 men 2 days to get it from the driveway to the house,

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an ottoman with a zillion functions, a table that rolls up a wall,

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and much, much more.

Paddy chased some chickens,

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and later built a home for them.

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I threw a surprise baby shower for one of the homeowners,

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and did lots of manual labor.

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We had a few special guests.  My personal favorite was Kristen Davis from KFD Designs [she’ll be on this Saturday’s episode painting a beautiful mural.]

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Chip hoisted a really heavy Big Ass Fan through a small hole while climbing a rock wall with a smile on his face, or a big strain on his face…you decide which.

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And finally Alex and I had tons of fun goofing off,

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especially late at night after working all day breathing bondo fumes.  It seemed really funny at the time. 

Cristi and Alex goof off on the set of Elbow Room

 

At the end of the day we have 13 more amazing renovations completed and I can’t wait to see them on the small screen.  Please tune in, or set your DVR’s, for Saturday at 9am EST on HGTV.  I promise you’ll love Elbow Room!! 

xoxo,

Cristi

14 comments:

  1. SO excited for y'all and can't wait to watch season 2!! And while I have no doubt that the designs are even more amazing, I heard that your season 1 homeowners were pretty ridiculously awesome. Just sayin! : ) Haha, congrats girl! Can't wait to watch...would love to see you soon.

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  2. Looking forward to a new season. DVR is already set! I hope we get to see more of you this go-round.

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  3. So excited!!! As the others that know and love you, hope to see more of you on the set :) love from the Gulf Coast!!!!

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  4. Awesome girl...congrats on finishing up season 2!!! I'll be watching....Hope you are doing well:)

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  6. Nice , the team is looking so hardworking . that plays very important role . i appreciate .

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  7. I heard that your season 1 homeowners were pretty ridiculously awesome. I hope we get to see more of you this go-round.

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  11. Glad to see your team, they are so solid. I also have a team in my interior design projects. But they have not been as solid your team.

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I love to hear your comments. Thanks for leaving one. xo, Cristi

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