“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, daugher, 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.

Decorating Date Night bathroom update season 3 continues!

Posted by Dina Carole on Sunday, February 2, 2020

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.

LMHO! I made quite the first impression with our dinner guests!

Posted by Dina Carole on Friday, January 10, 2020

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, there are some bonus photos provided below.  If you want to see the full slate of really beautiful photos form the project, please go to the “photos” page of this website.  (They really are great pictures.)



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Season 3, Episode 1: “Shelves Make a Difference”

Following a huge three-story flood in the midst of renovations, the months long project at the home of Andrew and Dani Taylor is finally near it’s completion.

These two videos show the “during” and “after” of setting up new shelving, which was installed by Troy and Dina.  The immediate transformation that can be felt in the space is stunning!

Season Three of Decorating Date Night is here!

Posted by Dina Carole on Saturday, December 28, 2019

End result of today’s Decorating Date Night episode.

Posted by Dina Carole on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Previewing Season Three!

Troy and Dina hit the road to visit a stranger’s house in order to purchase something for an upcoming bathroom renovation project.  The fact that this video has been posted is proof that they survived.  🙂

Previewing Season Three of Decorating Date Night with Troy and Dina.

Posted by Dina Carole on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Season 2, Episode 16: “Season Finale”

Season Two of Decorating Date Night wraps up with the copper shower grand reveal!  The copper shower project was first introduced in Episode 12 of Season 2, then revisited in Episode 13, leading up the five-video series for Episode 15.  Now, here it is… all done!

Season Three of Decorating Date Night is just around the corner.  Just as Season One contained 24 videos (16 episodes and 8 feature videos), Season Two contains 24 videos (16 episodes and 8 feature videos).

Decorating Date Night… the copper shower grand reveal!

Posted by Dina Carole on Sunday, October 6, 2019

Season 2, Episode 15: “Copper Shower Here We Come”

This episode arrives in installments.  Troy and Dina walk through the various stages of replacing an improperly installed shower with a totally new concept… a copper-walled shower!

This project was initially introduced in Season 2, Episode 12 and also featured briefly in Season 2, Episode 13.  Below are a series of videos averaging about seven minutes each that cover various stages of the process.  (The total running time, if watching all five videos consecutively, is 35 minutes 20 seconds.)

Short Video #1:  The end of demo Day.  Down to the studs!

The end of demo day!

Posted by Dina Carole on Monday, September 9, 2019

Short Video #2:  Early-Project Update.

Lunch time quick stop home for my hubby to update us all on the shower repair project. ~

Posted by Dina Carole on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Short Video #3:  Shopping for the new shower head.

Decorating Date Night With Troy and Dina .quick shopping trip to get a shower fixture.

Posted by Dina Carole on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Short Video #4:  Mid-Project Update!

Decorating Date Night is more like a Decorating Date Afternoon this time. And it’s sure to be a delight!

Posted by Dina Carole on Monday, September 16, 2019

Short Video #5:  Late-Project Update!

Decorating date night with Troy and Dina episode15 part five. Bathroom repair update.

Posted by Dina Carole on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Stay tuned for the final reveal… which is featured as Season 2, Episode 16.

Season 2, Episode 14: “Feeling Like Home in Less Than a Week”

This was more of a “Decorating Date Week”… without the dating aspect!  In Episode 13 there was a short teaser video showing the “before” status of a decorating overhaul project.  Episode 14 provides a fuller peek at the “during” status of the project.  “Decorating Date Night with Troy and Dina” will return to the newly purchased home of Andrew and Dani to tour the “after” look of the project when it is completed.

After less than a week of work, this transformation already includes changing much of the flooring, painting half of the walls, determining furniture placement in nearly every room, taking step one in the backyard clean-up, prepping for the knocking down of a wall, and adding some finishing touches that really personalize the spaces.  So, even at this stage, the final vision for the home really begins to take shape.


Season 2, Episode 13: “Meet the DIY Designer”

Dina has started a new podcast with a friend called “The DIY Designer”.  Since the podcast is audio only, there will be occasions when video will be helpful.  So, the “DIY Designer” videos will be re-purposed on this website as re-branded Decorating Date Night bonus material.

Below are three short videos.  The first explains decisions behind a bathroom repair.  The second walks through the beginning of a full house makeover.  The third features a cameo by Dina’s dad turning a felled tree into do-it-yourself centerpieces!




Here’s a link to the DIY Designer podcast page:


Season 2, Episode 12: “Demo Day in the Shower!”

Troy and Dina reverse roles.  Dina goes behind the camera and narrates as Troy begins the process of taking apart a tiled shower.  The tile will be replaced by copper!  Stay tuned for that reveal in a future episode.

A lesson for all is to keep tabs on sub-contractors.  The only reason this remodel project is necessary is because the job was done wrong the first time.  (Regular drywall was used behind the shower tile, creating a breeding ground for mold that wan’t discovered until tile began to pop loose years later.)