Don't Try This At Home

Donna Decorates The Boomer Brief

By Bob on November 7, 2011 6:18 AM

When Charlotte and I talked about moving Boomer Brief HQ to our Collywood home back in March, I had no idea our relocation would involve a major home remodel AND an appearance on HGTV.


Internets, have we met? I'm Bob from the planet CLUELESS.


If you've been the reader following this experience, then you know our appearance on Donna Decorates Dallas has been a wild ride. There have been days the street in front of our house looked like the back lot at Universal studios - complete with lights, cameras, directors, grips, production assistants and actors. Think creative-decorating-TV-people, being, well, creative-decorating-TV-people and you'll have a pretty good idea of what's been going on around here.


It's a good thing Charlotte looooooves this decorating stuff. It's even better that it hearts her back.


Everything began innocently enough. All Charlotte wanted when she opened our Collywood door to HGTVwood was an office that she would really like. Now that you've seen the episode (if you didn't, you can catch us in reruns) you know Donna doesn't just decorate, she delivers.


Charlotte got everything she wanted and her office turned out great. Not just run-of-the-mill great, but everybody-gets-a-free-chalupa great.


Want a behind-the-scenes tour? C'mon and let Charlotte show you around:

Entry into her office


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From the side showing the remote-controlled tapestry


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From the other side showing the blinged-out chair, leopard print ottoman and window treatments


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Drapery bling


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Now that we've had our brush with Hollywood, what's next for blogger HQ?


I'm from the Planet Clueless and you're asking me? All I can tell you is that Charlotte and Donna were giggling like a couple of BFF's when they finished filming. I think I heard the words "next" and "season" as they walked out the door.


Me? I'm thinking about calling contractor Doug and asking what it'd cost to put in a gift shop. I think I'm gonna need it.



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When Dallas homeowners feel the need to bling out their lavish houses, they count on former HGTV Design Star finalist Donna Moss to bring the glitz. During this new design series, HGTV will follow Donna and her daughters Tiffany and Ashley, as they bring dramatic designs to Dallas. Saturday's at 9:30 CST on HGTV. Check your local listings.


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