Season 3, Episode 11: “English Garden”

Welcome to the English garden.

This episode was initially broadcast on Facebook Live and the internet link continually dropped out, making for some awkward jump cuts within the final video.

However, the info shared is still good stuff, so we hope you enjoy watching despite the technical difficulties.

Here’s a bonus video to accompany episode 11 of season three. And is happens to be a first; a Decorating Date Night video that includes just one person… Troy. What’s the world coming to? 🙂

This episode continues the short series focusing on “decorating” the outside of your home. You can anticipate that there will be a few more “how to decorate on the outside” videos as the show heads down the homestretch of this season.

Season 3, Episode 10: “At the Curb”

Troy and Dina take things out to the curb, to share tips about some very literal “curb appeal”.

Have you thought about incorporating your mail box into the design of your home? Have you considered the directional growth pattern of the trees you plant? (Some grow “up”; others grow “out”.) Have you paid attention to the position of powerlines and driveway asphalt?

Answering these questions will help you map your outdoor decorating ideas, and keep things the way you intend them to look for years to come.

Season 3, Episode 8: “Simple Crown Molding Solution”

One of the most challenging things many people will ever attempt to do themselves in their house is to cut and install crown molding.  Many, after doing it once will never try doing it again.  It’s so darn hard to get the angles of the cuts right!  Unless…

There’s a simple and easy way to achieve the look and feel of crown molding without first getting an engineering degree or hiring a mathematician.  Troy calls this DIY crown molding process the “cheaters” way to crown molding success.  And Dina walks you through it in this episode of show.  As she says, it’s so easy you can do it, too!

Season 3, Episode 6: “Abandoned House”

This project will require loads of tender loving care.

No one has lived in this house for nearly four years.  The first step will be remediation.  Then repair.  Then installation of new design items.  Then the finishing touches.

Dina walks through how things look now, as she lays out the stages to come, in this tour of the building.

Season 3, Episode 5: “Mudroom Transformed into New Laundry Room”

This episode of Decorating Date NIGHT actually takes place (partially) in the middle of the afternoon.  🙂  It comes to you in three video installments.

There’s a new floorplan for this mudroom (and laundry room), including the addition of a mirrored closet, repurposed cabinets, additional lighting, and installation of crown molding (which is one of the most challenging aspects of the project).

Part A features a repeat appearance from everyone’s favorite contractor “Bob the Builder”.  It captures the start of the project.

Part B features the status of the project as it nears its end.  So, with the construction crew gone for the day and the noisy equipment shut down, Dina provides an update.  This is the second of the three videos which comprise this one episode.  By the way, look for a cameo by the nearly 16 year old pup, Angel.  🙂

Part C features the final reveal of the project as the transformation from mudroom into brand new laundry room is complete.  Dina details the design and decorating choices that were made for the project.  (There’s again a short cameo from “Angel Dog”.)

 

“Season 3, Episode 4: “The Family That Upholsters Together…”

This very impromptu “Decorating Date Night” is a family affair.  Troy and Dina, along with their son, daughter, son-in-law, and father work together to redo dining room chairs.

These chairs were quite the find!  Six chairs were discovered on Facebook Marketplace for $30.  Add in $25 for new fabric, a few bucks for staples, plus a bit of touch up with a marker, and the total project cost was less than $60.  That’s less than $10 per chair!

Season 3, Episode 3: “Bracing for Antiqued Copper”

This episode has two short (and fun!) videos.

The first one is an update on the copper shower project that was featured in several episodes at the end of season two.  After living with the shiny copper for a few weeks, it was decided that speeding along the antiquing process was the way to go.  In this video Dina explains how it’s done.

The second video is a slice of life, from a date night that included an unwelcome visitor… a rouge rubber band from Dina’s braces!  It made everyone laugh, and hopefully you’ll laugh, too.

Season 3, Episode 2: “Mystery Candle and More”

This “episode” is more of a collection.  Below you’ll find a video exploring a very noisy candle, and a follow-up video to the first episode of Season Three.

Plus, if you want to see the full slate of really beautiful photos from the project, please go to the “photos” page of this website.  (They really are great pictures.)