Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bridget Beari Goes Prime Time NBC

It's been a busy month here at Bridget Beari. Maybe you've seen us on NBC? Not once but 3 times since February. If you missed it they are already repeating! 

We were chosen to be the design team for 3 different contractors on the show - Fit It and Finish It starring our favorite - Antonio Sabato Jr. (Calvin Klein ads, Janet Jackson video, General Hospital, Dancing with the Stars ……)

The production team came to the RVA for 1 week in December to remodel 10 homes. Each project only lasting 12 hours ( give or take )

Our first project was a family room with Leo Lantz. In one day we completed new french doors, new wood floors, recess lights, painting, new mantel and hearth, new fireplace insert, new furniture, and a mural. 

Here's the BBD team at 6:30am getting ready for the install. 

Of course our friends at H.J. Holtz were right there with us to provide all the painting on all 3 episodes. 

Selfies with Rachel between takes and working on the DIY projects. 

Joe's custom made cerused coffee table. We showed how to ceruse on film. 

Joe's custom bookcases in High gloss Shakin Jakin no24
Cool furniture donated by la Diff  - we couldn't have done it without them

Bridget Beari Colors shined on the walls, trim and ceiling

Bolcha M15
Snowball No.2
Echo No. 55

Brian from Holtz created this hand painted mural with a time lapse camera on his ladder in 45 minutes - Amazing! 

The family was thrilled with the results! 

The next day of filming was 2 episodes in one day at one house. I was the designer for both so I was going from one space to another filming. So much fun! 

Episode 2 was a Backyard design by Greg Koehler of Outdoor Dreams. We came up with some fabulous details for this one. 

6:30 roll call

On every show I did a DIY project. This one involved Bridget Beari Colors paint - turning flower pots into end tables. 

Antonio loved out solar lights on cedar stands! Joe did a great job with those and the plant stand. 

The back yard reveal…..

More awesome La Diff furniture. 

Don't forget our modern doghouse made from mahogany flooring boards. So Cool - Thanks again Joe! 

 Our 3rd episode was at the same house but in the basement. It was a boring space just used for storage. Josh and Jared wanted a space they could entertain in. They had tons of video games, gaming things, figures, records …. lots of stuff no storage and no place for a karaoke party. No problem Bridget Beari along with Home Mason came to the rescue and created this over the top space! 

More Bridget Beari Colors Paint -  Winston, Puddytat, Monsieur Bobo, Shakin Jakin, Baron Boy, and Tucci Shimmer were all on this stage! 

Jeff and Shane from Holtz repurposing Josh's table in a zebra stripe. 

Jeff painting the diagonal stripes of Tucci shimmer in the disco area

I only sat for a moment for this shot with Antonio before we started staging the furniture. 

The reveal of the basement entertainment space...

Talking through the design plans - even though the pipes burst during the demo. We managed to pull it off in the nick of time. 

Another DIY  - etched glass for the bar

Here's Mason our contractor with Antonio and I discussing the design elements. 

Staging the furniture….

The bar reveal ….

Thanks to Closet Factory for all the built in units, bookcases, pacman bookcases - you guys rocked! 

I had a great time on the show and was able to show our creativity even on a budget! They said they were the one of best episodes! 

Look for me on reruns, next season or on our own channel! 

Thanks Fix It and Finish It we had a ball! 

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