Gus and I finished the front room demo/ front porch reno this week and happily bid farewell to the camera crew. It's one thing to have a camera literally pointed in your face for 10 hours a day, but a whole other ball of wax to have someone telling you what to do and say---especially with regard to manual labor. While being a tv show star was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I was more than ready to return to the office. On a high note, the porch looks fantastic!
We still have about a day's worth of finishing work, and furniture to buy (my favorite part of course), but the porch adds 128-sqft of functional and adorable living space to this old house. Gus grew up in a old farmhouse in NJ and says so many things about Harbor Farm remind him of that place. Now he says, because you can stand in the kitchen and look all the way through the house to Main St., it's even more reminiscent of his childhood home.
Through all our days of hard work, Denise was forced to remain virtually silent--lest any outside sounds be carried over to the tape. She used her time to unpack and organize the kitchen, as well as fill it with its first aromas of slow food. I am constantly reminded of all my blessings!
Here are some pictures from the shoot:
|Dark and Scary|
|Day 1 - Demo|
|Day 1 complete|
|Renovation Realities shoots Harbor Farm|
|Make sure you get his good side|
|But what I really want to do is direct|
|Day 5 - Mostly done|
|Light and Airy|